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

Guidance for education authorities.

Annex B

Legislative position

This Annex sets out some key provisions within Scottish legislation directly relevant to the education of children or young people including legislative provision in relation to children or young people who are unable to attend school or ELCC due to ill health. It does not however offer any interpretation of the legislation.

As indicated at paragraph 24 the National Framework for Supporting Learners draws together several of the legislative frameworks which apply to children and young people that need support for their learning. The links within the document provide further information on the legislative and policy frameworks.

The interplay between legislative provisions is important in terms of provision of services for children and young people unable to attend school due to ill health. The diagram below sets out the relationship between the provisions of key legislation.

Equality Act 2010


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