This factsheet explains the duties healthcare practitioners have under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended). It will be useful to all those healthcare staff who support children with additional support needs including health visitors, paediatricians, community health teams, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, clinical psychologists and medical practitioners in paediatrics, general practice and child and family psychiatry.Download PDF
This briefing explains the duties social work practitioners have under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended). It will be a useful resource for social workers, residential child-care staff, support workers, adoption and foster care service staff and social workers with responsibility for child protection and looked after children.Download PDF
This briefing explains the rights of looked after children under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended). Relevant to all those with a role to play in supporting looked after children, including residential child-care staff, social workers, advocacy workers, foster carers, kinship carers, children’s panel members, education staff and looked after children’s nurses.Download PDF
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There have been changes to the laws on educating children with additional support needs in Scotland.
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