Learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs: 10-year strategy 2017-2026

Scottish Government's long-term strategy for providing 'the right help at the right time in the right place'.

Foreword - A message from Margaret Orr, Chairperson of the Doran National Commissioning Group

Margaret Orr, Chairperson of the Doran National Commissioning Group

On behalf of the National Commissioning Group I am delighted to invite your response to the consultation on Scotland's Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017 - 2016.

I am very appreciative of the time given by a range of stakeholders and interested parties to meet with me over the past months to reflect on the themes which underpin the strategy. Within the Commissioning Group itself the strategy has benefited from the cumulative knowledge and experience of the group membership. Discussions within the group have been robust and always reflective of a strong commitment to the children and young people who are the focus of the strategy.

We have sought to ensure that the strategy chimes with the imperatives underpinning the current agenda for educational achievement for all children and young people. With this in mind the terms of reference for the priority areas are aligned to the National Improvement Framework, customised to reflect the context of complex additional support needs. Although the remit of the Commissioning Group is governed by The Additional Support for Learning Act 2004, we are also cognisant of the imperatives in GIRFEC, the Children & Young People Act and UNCRC.

Your views on the proposals are critically important to help fashion the way forward over the next ten years. We look forward to receiving your responses and sharing the finalised strategy with you.


Email: Deborah Walker

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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