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Many services are still open to support you and your family. Supports might look a bit different, and some places will be offering a reduced service or may be temporarily closed, but you can find out more information by visiting their website or getting in touch with them.

Additional Support Needs Tribunal

The Additional Support Needs jurisdiction (the ASN Tribunal) hears references (appeals) from parents and young people against decisions of education authorities regarding the provision of educational support under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (the 2004 Act). Children aged between 12 and 15 years who have capacity to make a reference (and where their wellbeing will not be adversely affected) can also make two types of references:   • A reference in relation to a co-ordinated support plan (CSP) • A reference appealing against the education authority’s assessment of the child’s capacity or wellbeing. The Equality Act 2010 (the 2010 Act) provides the right to make a claim (appeal) to the ASN Tribunal in respect of disability discrimination relating to pupils in school education. Claims may be made by the parent, the young person or the child (where the child has the capacity to make the claim).
Telephone : 0141 302 5860
Email : ASNTribunal@scotcourtstribunals.gov.uk
Web Address : https://www.healthandeducationchamber.scot/home

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Adoption UK – Scotland Office

Adoption UK in Scotland provides information, support and advice to those parenting children who are no longer able to live with their birth families, across Scotland. Their services are provided through their helpline, online support systems, training workshops and support groups. Helpline is open Mon-Fri 10am-2.30pm (0131 322 8500)
Telephone : 0131 322 8500
Email : scotland@adoptionuk.org.uk
Web Address : https://www.adoptionuk.org/scotland

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Advocacy Highland

Provides citizen advocacy and one-to-one advocacy. Provides services for over 16s with mental health problems, learning disability and ASD - this list is not exclusive but these are the organisation's priority groups.
Telephone : 01463 233460
Email : info@advocacy-highland.org.uk
Web Address : http://www.advocacy-highland.org.uk

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Advocacy North East – Aberdeenshire

Advocacy North East works in Aberdeenshire with vulnerable people aged 16 years and over to support them in their dealings with health and social care services. Also provides independent advocacy for carers.
Telephone : 01467 651604
Email : advocacyne@btconnect.com
Web Address : http://www.advocacyne.org.uk

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Advocacy Orkney

Provides advocacy to children and young people who are or who have been looked after or who have had mental health issues or a diagnosed learning disability.
Telephone : 01856 870111
Email : info@advocacyorkney.org
Web Address : http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/ADVOCACYORKNEY/index.asp?pageid=591618

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Advocacy Shetland

Provides independent volunteer and citizen advocacy to vulnerable adults and carers living in the Shetland Islands including parents with children with additional support needs and other educational issues relating to GIRFEC.
Telephone : 01595 743929
Email : advocacy@shetland.gov.uk
Web Address : http://www.advocacy-shetland.org/

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Advocacy Western Isles

Provides advocacy to children and young people
Telephone : 01851 701755
Email : office@advocacywi.co.uk
Web Address : http://www.advocacywi.co.uk/default.htm

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AIMS Advocacy

AIMS Advocacy works with people from North Ayrshire over the age of 16 years old who require independent advocacy and who are eligible to receive a community care service. This includes people who experience mental ill health or disabilities. We offer advocacy support in the community as well as hospital settings.
Telephone : 01294 608663
Email : info@aimsadvocacy.org.uk
Web Address : http://www.aimsadvocacy.org.uk

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Alehousewells School

An integrated special unit caters for pupils in mainstream education who, due to their additional support needs, require individualised or small group specialist teaching in specific areas of the curriculum.
Telephone : 01467 642247
Email : alehousewells.sch@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Web Address : http://www.alehousewells.aberdeenshire.sch.uk

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Alford Academy

An integrated special unit caters for pupils in mainstream education who, due to their additional support needs, require individualised or small group specialist teaching in specific areas of the curriculum.
Telephone : 019755 62251
Email : alford.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Web Address : http://www.alfordacademy.aberdeenshire.sch.uk

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