The Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council jointly commissioned the BRITE Initiative to undertake a mapping study of the current provision of further education across Scotland for students with profound and complex needs. The published report and a copy of the Scottish Government's response to the report's findings, endorsed by the Scottish Funding Council are available.
This response outlined a number of actions. A feasibility study was carried out by the Scottish Funding Council into regional hubs of specialist provision for students with profound and complex needs. It looked at a number of models and concluded that a 'network of excellence' model was most appropriate. A two year project has begun by Scotland's Colleges - the Profound and Complex Needs project - to build such a network. More information can be found on Colleges Scotland website.
The Scottish Government also commissioned a consortium of BRITE, Scotland's Colleges and Skill Scotland to develop a transitions toolkit which would assist students with profound and complex needs, and their carers, make the transition out of school into college and beyond. This toolkit - Transitions Information and Planning (TRiP) - is now available through the BRITE website.