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Partnership working

Scotland's schools are putting into practice Curriculum for Excellence. Curriculum for Excellence aims to achieve a transformation in education so that learning is relevant, inspiring and engaging for every child and young person in Scotland.

We know that without some extra help some children will not benefit fully from school education. That is why in Scotland, there is legislation in place which aims to ensure that all children receive the additional support they require to meet their individual needs.

Getting it right for every child (also known as "Getting it right" or GIRFEC) is the, national approach to supporting and working with all children and young people in Scotland. It affects all services for children and adult services where children are involved. It is designed to ensure all parents, carers and professionals work effectively together to give children and young people the best start we can and improve their life opportunities.

Schools often work in partnership with other professionals to provide support for children and young people. Guidance in this section focuses specifically on the partnership working between allied health professions and education. There are eleven different Allied Health Professions (AHPs). The AHPs who work most often in partnership with education are speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.