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What’s my role: Social work practitioners

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.

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Extra support at school: The rights of looked after children

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.

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How coronavirus is affecting additional support for learning in Scotland

There have been changes to the laws on educating children with additional support needs in Scotland.

The advice found in our normal publications and on our main website may not apply while Scotland responds to the coronavirus.

Our coronavirus webpages can help you understand the current changes.

Read on..