Education of children unable to attend school due to ill health: guidance

Guidance for education authorities.


53. This guidance provides advice and guidance for local authorities and other statutory services involved in ensuring appropriate education provision for children and young people who are too ill to attend school due to ill health. It encourages organisations to work together to build strong professional relationships, and to identify and build on good practice to ensure positive outcomes for all children and young people, whatever their circumstances.

54. Education Scotland will continue to work with education providers to help build their capacity to deliver high quality learning in all settings. As part of this, Education Scotland published ' Supporting Learners: Children too ill to attend school: A conversation' in December 2013. This resource draws together discussions from the conversation held by Education Scotland with inspection evidence, some case studies and a range of resources relevant for those working in this area.


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