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    Aberlour Children’s Charity helps disadvantaged children and families in Scotland have a brighter future.  Our support runs the length and breadth of Scotland because not all children are born with an equal chance. We are there for Scotland’s hidden children when others let them down because every child deserves the chance to flourish. We offer a range of services across Scotland.  These offer practical and emotional care and support, including:
    • Residential and Fostering care for children unable to live with their families.
    • Recovery help for families effected by addiction.
    • Early years support by lighting the load for families that need extra help raising their young children.
    • We ensure children with a disability get the right care and support they need.
    • We offer an Urgent Assistance Fund to help families struggling to provide food, heating and clothing for their children.

    Telephone : 0800 085 6150
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    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
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    Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit

    The Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit is a free resource which provides information for teachers, schools and local authorities on inclusive practice, literacy difficulties and dyslexia. The Toolkit guides users through a child-centred, collaborative process of identification, assessment, support and monitoring of dyslexia.

    Telephone : 03448008484
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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 (0300 666 0006)
    Telephone : 0131 202 3670
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    ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland)

    ALISS is a national digital programme enabling people and professionals to find and share information on resources, services, groups, and support in their local communities and online. ALISS can help you find information about resources like:
    • services that provide support for managing long term conditions
    • groups that support social and community connection (e.g., local choirs, book groups, befriending)
    • activities that offer opportunities for getting more active and for getting outdoors (e.g., badminton clubs, community gardens)
    • practical, legal, and financial support (e.g., money advice, advocacy services)
    • digital technology that can support health and social care (e.g., online forums, health related mobile apps).
    ALISS’s aim is to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the right information, at the right time, about resources that are available to help them live well and stay connected to their community.
    Telephone : 0141 404 0231
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    Autism Toolbox

    The Autism Toolbox is a free online resource developed to support the inclusion of autistic learners in Scottish Early Learning and Childcare settings, Primary and Secondary schools. A key aim of the Toolbox is to support educational practitioners, schools and local authorities understand autism and support their learners and families. The Toolbox:
    • Provides up to date information, set within the Scottish educational, health and social context on autism and inclusive practice.
    • Provides free information, guidance, resources and professional learning opportunities for educational practitioners, schools and local authorities on autism and inclusive practice.
    • Explains the autism identification and support pathway.
    • Supports professional reflection and learning.

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    Borders Additional Needs Group

    BANG (Borders Additional Needs Group) is an outreach service for parents, young carers and disabled children with rare, complex and additional needs. Our unique  Whole Family Approach and Person Centred focus enables us to provide and  support A.S.N  Families, we do this via a dedicated ASN Family Liaison Worker providing weekly Peer Parent Support, Thematic Information workshops, . We are funded by National Lottery to deliver Two dedicated Youth Programme for Additional Support Needs Young People aged 11-24 years of age. We support each other and encourage young people to live up to their full potential. We offer:
    • The opportunity to work with a family liaison worker
    • Dedicated ASN youth programmes
    • Families support to access information and advice to help them manage the changes involved in raising an additional needs child
    • Support to siblings and caregivers by providing them with training and peer support

    Telephone : 07825 812468
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    Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection (CELCIS)

    CELCIS is a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland. Improves children's lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices used by people responsible for their care.
    Telephone : 0141 444 8500
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