Supporting Children's Learning code of practice: consultation

Consultation on the Supporting Children’s Learning code of practice (third edition) and associated regulations.


This section provides hyperlinks to sources of useful information. The information is grouped into web resources, publications, legislation and useful organisations.

Web Resources

The Scottish Tribunals website provides information about the Tribunal.

The Assessment is for Learning programme seeks to provide a streamlined and coherent system of assessment. It will ensure that parents, teachers and other professionals have the feedback they need on pupils' learning and development needs. The website also has many links to other useful information.

The Children's Hearings System website contains background information on Children's Panels provides information on what happens in a Hearing.

The Curriculum for Excellence website offers support and guidance on all matters related to the curriculum in the early years, primary and secondary education sectors in Scotland. The website includes access to all the publications in the Building the Curriculum series, BtC 1: the contribution of the curriculum areas, BtC2: active learning in the early years, BtC3: a framework for learning and teaching, BtC4 skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work and BtC5: a framework for assessment. This site also contains the experiences and outcomes for each curricular area and a wide range of supportive materials and resources.

The Don't Give It, Don't Take It resource has been developed to provide teachers and others who work with young people with material they can use to raise awareness of sectarianism and religious intolerance and encourage better mutual understanding.

The Enquire service offers advice and information to parents and young people by way of a telephone helpline and through written responses to email and enquiries via the website. They provide training and outreach, and produce a range of free publications.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission acts not only for the disadvantaged, but for everyone in society, and can use its new enforcement powers where necessary to guarantee people's equality. It also has a mandate to promote understanding of the Human Rights Act.

The Getting It Right For Every Child website gives details of the developing guidelines for this approach which aims to improve outcomes for all young people.

The Inclusion and Equality web resource brings together a wealth of up-to-date information, useful resources and connections to relevant organisations.

The NHS Scotland Confidentiality and Data Protection website contains information on the ways in which NHS Scotland protects the personal data that it needs to use to deliver health care. It contains information on basic principles, consultation and links to resources, guidance and training on the issues of confidentiality and protection of personal data held by NHS Scotland.

The Parentzone website helps parents to get involved in their children's education. They can find information on education in Scotland and advice on supporting their child's learning.

The Partnership Working Scottish Government website aims to highlight guidance and practice to support school staff work in partnership with other professionals to provide support for children and young people. Guidance on partnership working between allied health professions and education.

The Professional Development Programme for Educational Psychologists in Scotland involves groups of educational psychologists from across local authorities working together to research and report on topics relating to additional support needs. Further information is contained at the attached link.


Administration of medicines in schools -

Additional Support Needs ( ASN) Mediation Service Providers Scottish Quality Standards. The Quality Standards in this document are intended to form a minimum baseline for service delivery of all ASN Mediation Service Providers in Scotland.

A Scottish Executive Review of Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for Children and Speech and Language Therapy for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

A Scottish Framework for Nursing in Schools.

Better Behaviour - Better Learning. and 2004 policy update

Choosing a School: A guide for parents.

Code of Practice for Mediation in Scotland. These Guidelines form a baseline for the conduct of all forms of mediation in Scotland.

Don't give it, don't take it.

Finding Practical Solutions to Complex Needs a consultation on the arrangements for supported further education places and funding for students with complex needs.

For Scotland's Children.

Guidance on the education of children absent from school through ill-health -

Guidelines for the practice of mediation - developed by the Scottish Mediation Network these are generally accepted guidelines for the practice of mediation, and are intended to form a baseline for the conduct of all forms of mediation in Scotland.

Guidelines for Staff who provide Intimate Care for Children and Young People with Disabilities.

Hall 4 - the fourth edition of a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report following its most recent review of childhood screening and surveillance practice across the UK.

Happy, safe and achieving their potential - a standard of support for children and young people in Scottish schools the report of The National Review of Guidance 2004.

Hidden Harm - the Scottish Executive Response to the Report of the Inquiry by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

How good is our school? Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, Part 3 of "Journey to Excellence", one of a series of publications from HMIE supporting inclusive education.

Implementing Inclusiveness, Realising Potential. The Beattie Committee Report, Scottish Executive.

Inclusive educational approaches for Gypsies and Travellers within the context of interrupted learning.

Individuals in Transition: A Framework for Assessment and Information Sharing. This framework has been prepared by Careers Scotland in partnership with a wide range of agencies and the Scottish Government to facilitate the effective sharing of information between agencies.

Integrated Early Years Strategy.

"It's everyone's job to make sure I'm alright".

Learning with care - The Education of Children Looked After Away from Home by Local Authorities.

Moving On from School to College, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education

Needs Assessment Report on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Public Health Institute for Scotland (2003) -

Partnership Matters: A Guide to Local Authorities, NHS Boards and Voluntary Organisations on Supporting Students with Additional Needs in Further Education.

Protecting Children and Young People - Framework for standards.

The same as you? A review of services for people with learning disabilities.

16+ Learning Choices Policy and Practice Framework: supporting all young people into positive and sustained destinations.


Her Majesty's Stationery Office ( HMSO) are responsible for the publishing of all legislation, Command Papers and the official Gazettes. HMSO website provides electronic access to all legislation and regulations and associated explanatory notes, including the legislation referred to in Annex A.

Useful organisations

ASCS (Advice Service Capability Scotland)

11 Ellersly Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6HY

Tel 0131-313-5510
Fax 0131-346-1681
Textphone 0131-346-2529

Capability Scotland is a large disability organisation offering a range of services and support for those with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

ADDISS (Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service)

10 Station Road, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2JU

Tel 020 8906 9068
Fax 020 8959 0727

ADDISS provides people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance.


1 Prospect III, Afasic Scotland, Gemini Crescent, Dundee Technology Park, Dundee, DD2 1TY

Tel 01382 561891

AFASIC promotes understanding, acceptance, equal opportunities and inclusion of children and young adults with speech and language impairments.

Association for Real Change ( ARC) Scotland

Unit 12, Hardengreen Business Centre, Eskbank, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 3NX

Tel 0131-663-4444
Email ARC Scotland

Facilitates the ongoing development of high quality person centred services for people with a learning disability across Scotland.

Barnardo's Scotland

Headquarters, 235 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7AR

Tel 0131-334-9893
Fax 0131-316-4008

Barnardos works to give disadvantaged children help to build their future. It runs locally based projects in Scotland, including those for families of a child with special needs.

Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scoltand ( CELCIS)

Curran Building, Level 6, 94 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0LG

Tel: 0141 444 8500

CELCIS, based at University of Strathclyde, works to develop positive and lasting improvements in the wellbeing of Scotland's children living in and on the edges of care.

CALL Centre (Communication Aids for Language and Learning)

Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Tel 0131-651-6235/6236
Fax 0131-651-6234

The CALL Centre provides services and carries out research and development projects, working with all those involved in meeting the needs of people who require augmentative communication and/or specialised technology, particularly in education.

Childline Scotland

18 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1LH

Tel 0870 336 2910
Fax 0870 336 2911
Helpline no 0800 1111

This helpline offers children and young people confidential advice on matters concerning them.

Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland

Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ

Tel: 0131 346 5350
Young People's Freephone: 08000191179

The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland works with his team to protect the rights of children and young people.

Children 1st

83 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 1AT

Tel 0131-446-2300
Fax 0131-446-2339

Children 1st works to support families under stress, protect children from harm and neglect, help children recover from abuse and promote the interests and rights of children.

Children in Scotland

Princes House, 5 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RG

Tel 0131-228-8484
Fax 0131-228-8585

This is a membership organisation representing the interests of children and young people in Scotland on behalf of its members.

Common Ground Mediation

PO Box 28094, Edinburgh, EH16 6WH

Tel 0131-664-9324 or 07760 486 465

Common Ground Mediation provides independent mediation services to the education community in Scotland.

Contact a Family Scotland

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY

Tel 0131-475-2608
Fax 0131-475-2609

This national organisation offers information and support to families who care for children with any disability or special need, and can link families with a child with a rare or specific syndrome.

Downs Syndrome Scotland

158-160 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 3AU

Tel 0131-313-4225
Fax 0131-313-4285

Downs Syndrome Scotland offers a range of support services and information for individuals with Downs Syndrome, their families and those who work with them.

Dyslexia Scotland

Unit 3, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen, Stirling FK8 2DZ

Tel 01786 446650
Fax 01786 471235
Helpline 01786 446650

Dyslexia Scotland aims to raise public awareness of dyslexia and its related difficulties, and offers advice and support for those with dyslexia.

Dyspraxia Foundation

8 West Alley, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1EG

Tel 01462 455016
Fax 01462 455052
Helpline 01462 454986

This agency aims to support individuals and families affected by developmental dyspraxia and to increase understanding and awareness of dyspraxia.

Education Law Unit - Govan Law Centre

Govan Law Centre, 18 Orkney Street, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, G51 2BX

Tel/Minicom 0141-445-1955
Fax 0141-445-3934

The Education Law Unit is a specialist legal resource in the field of school education, with a particular focus on tackling discrimination, promoting human rights and the rights of disabled pupils and pupils with additional support needs.

Education Scotland

Denholm House, Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, Scotland

Tel: 01312444330

Education Scotland is a Scottish Government executive agency charged with supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education.


6th Floor, 7 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3HL

Tel 0141-226-4541
Fax 0141-204-4398

ENABLE works to promote the interests of people with learning disabilities in Scotland. They also run an information service.

Enquire (based at Children in Scotland)

5 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RG

Tel 0131-222-2425
Fax 0131-228-9852
Helpline 0845 123 2303
Typetalk 0800 959598

Enquire is the national advice and information service for matters related to additional support for learning.

Epilepsy Scotland

48 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 1JL

Tel 0141-427-4911
Fax 0141-419-1709
Helpline 0808 800 2 200

This service aims to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families in Scotland.

European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education ( EASNIE)

For questions about the Agency, please contact the Secretariat: / +45 64 41 00 20

or the Brussels Office: / +32 2 213 62 80

Scotland's Representative Board Member Mary Hoey
Address: Education Scotland, Optima Building, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow, G2 8DQ
Phone: +44 131 244 4386

Scotland's National Co-ordinator Sally Cavers

Children in Scotland, Level 1, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5EZ

Phone: +44 131 222 2424

The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education is an independent organisation that acts as a platform for collaboration for its member countries, working towards ensuring more inclusive education systems.

ISEA (Independent Special Education Advice) (Scotland)

164 High Street, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AY

Tel/Fax 0131-454-0096
Advocacy 0131-454-0144

This organisation provides information, advice and support, including advocacy/representation, to parents and carers of children/young people with additional support needs.

Linking Education And Disability ( LEAD)

Lead Scotland, Princes House, 5 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RG

Tel 0131-228-9441
Fax 0131-229-8082

LEAD provides guidance to physically disabled young people (16+) and adults requiring access to education and lifelong learning.

Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland

LTCAS, Venlaw Building, 349 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4AA

Tel 0141-404-0231
Fax 0141-246-0348

Supporting children and young people with a disability and/or long term health conditions

National Autistic Society - Scotland

Central Chambers, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6LL

Tel 0141-221-8090
Fax 0141-221-8118

This service works to help people with autism and Asperger's syndrome, and their families, live as independently as possible.

National Deaf Children's Society Scotland

187-189 Central Chambers, 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6LD

Tel 0141-248-4457
Fax 0141-248-2597
Minicom 0141-222-4476

The National Deaf Children's Society ( NDCS) is the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

NHS Helpline Scotland

Network Scotland, Ruthven Lane, The Mews, Glasgow G12 8NT

Helpline 0800 22 44 88
Fax 0141-334-0299

This helpline offers information on health services, practices and procedures.

Parentline Scotland

83 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh EH9 1AT

Tel 0131-446-2333
Fax 0131-446-2339
Freephone 0808 800 22 22

Parentline is a confidential telephone helpline providing support to parents and carers in talking through any concerns relating to parenting issues

Playback ICE

489 Lanark Road, Edinburgh, EH14 5DQ

Tel 0131-453-5514

Supports schools and organisations working with children and young people to develop inclusive, equity based practice leading to effective citizenship

Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland ( PINS)

TASC/ CP, Building 5, New Parliament House, 5 - 7 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH7 5BL

Tel 0131-555-3527

Supports work with pupils who are vulnerable, disaffected and excluded from school.

Rathbone (Scotland)

6th Floor, Riverside House, 260 Clyde Street, Glasgow, G1 4JH

Tel 0141-229-6300
Fax 0141-229-6301

Supports all children and young people in their ability to learn, achieve and make progress in their lives.

Royal National Institute for the Blind ( RNIB)

Dunedin House, 25 Ravelston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH4 3TP

Tel 0131-311-8500
Fax 0131-311-8529
Helpline 0345 66 99 99

This service offers practical support and advice to blind people and those with visual impairments.

Royal National Institute for the Deaf ( RNID)

Cronngate Business Centre, Brook Street, Glasgow, G40 3AP

Tel 0141-554-0053
Fax 0141-554-5837
Helpline 0808 808 0123 (freephone)
Textphone 0808 808 9000 (freephone)

This service provides services, information and campaigning for the deaf and hard of hearing people.


PO Box 18044, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 9AD

Tel 01307 463120

This organisation offers information and support related to home based education.

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Cumbrae House, 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP

Tel 0141-568-7000

This is a national agency promoting issues affecting those with mental health problems.

Scottish Consortium for Learning Disabilities ( SCLD)

Adelphi Centre, Room 16, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow, G5 0PQ

Tel 0141-418-5420
Fax 0141-429-1142

This organisation promotes equality of opportunity for people with a disability, for example, developing employment opportunities.

Scottish Council of Independent Schools

21 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE

Tel 0131-220-2106
Fax 0131-225-8594

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

SPSO, 4 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NS

Tel 0800 377 7330
Fax 0800 377 7331

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman ( SPSO) is the final stage for complaints about organisations providing public services in Scotland. It deals with complaints about councils, the National Health Service, housing associations, the Scottish Government and its agencies and departments, colleges and universities and most Scottish public bodies.

Scottish Mediation Network

18 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP

Tel 0131-556-1221

Scottish Network for Able Pupils

Room 556, St Andrew's Building, University of Glasgow, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow, G3 6NH

Tel 0141-330-3071

Scottish Refugee Council

5 Cadogan Square, (170 Blythswood Court), Glasgow, G2 7PH

Tel 0141-248-9799
Fax 0141-243-2499

Scottish Society for Autism Headquarters

Hilton House, Alloa Business Centre, The Whins, Alloa FK10 3SA

Tel 01259 720044
Fax 01259 720051

This service offers care, support and education in Scotland for people with autism and their families and others who work with them.

Scottish Transitions Forum

ARC Scotland, Unit 12, Hardengreen Business Center, Eskbank , Dalkeith , Midlothian , EH22 3NX

Tel: 0131 663 4444

The Scottish Transitions Forum has over 750 members representing a wide range of professionals, young people, parents and carers. Its aim is to improve the experience of children and young adults as they make the transition to adult life.

Scottish Traveller Education Programme

The University of Edinburgh, 2.5 Charteris Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Tel 0131-651-6444
Fax 0131-651-6511

Sense Scotland

Sense Scotland, 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1EE

Tel 0141-429-0294
Fax 0141-429 0295
Text 0141-418-7170

Sense Scotland are a service providing organisation which is also engaged in policy development for children and adults with complex support needs because of deafblindness or sensory impairment, learning disability or physical disability. Sense Scotland also provide communication and innovative support services for people who are marginalised because of challenging behaviour, health care issues and the complexity of their support needs.

SHS Limited

5b Washington Court, Washington Lane, Edinburgh, EH11 2HA

Tel 0131-538-7717
Fax 0131-538-7719
Textphone 0131-477-3684

This service offers training, research and events on advocacy and participation in services for disabled people, their families, and those who work with them - its focus is the empowerment of users.

Skills Development Scotland

Alhambra House, 45 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 6HS

Tel 0141-285-6000 (National telephone number 0845 8 502 502)
Fax 0141-285-6001

Skills Development Scotland provides careers, training and funding information and advice to help people of all ages discover and develop their skills. The national agency also works with employers wanting to recruit and maintain a productive workforce.

SKILL Scotland

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY

Tel 0131-475-2348
Fax 0131-475-2397

This service promotes opportunities to empower young people and adults with disabilities to realise their potential in further and higher education, training and employment.

Values Into Action Scotland VIAS

The Foundation, Fifth Floor, Merchants House, 30 George Square, Glasgow G2 1EG

Tel 07806 282993

VIA Scotland promotes the rights and equality of people with learning difficulties


Email: Emily McLean

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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