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Supporting children's learning: code of practice (revised 2010)

Published: 12 Aug 2010
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Education
ISBN:
9780755994700

Statutory Guidance relating to the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 as amended.

232 page PDF

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232 page PDF

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Supporting children's learning: code of practice (revised 2010)
Resources

232 page PDF

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Resources

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

Web Resources

The Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland website provides information about the tribunal.
http://www.asntscotland.gov.uk

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.
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/assess/index.asp

The Children's Hearings System website contains background information on Children's Panels provides information on what happens in a Hearing.
http://www.childrens-hearings.co.uk/

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.
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/curriculumforexcellence/index.asp.

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.
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/antisectarian/

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.
http://www.enquire.org.uk/

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.
http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/Pages/default.aspx

The Getting It Right For Every Child website gives details of the developing guidelines for this programme which aims to improve outcomes for all young people.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/Young-People/childrensservices/girfec

The Inclusion and Equality web resource brings together a wealth of up-to-date information, useful resources and connections to relevant organisations.
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/inclusiveeducation/index.asp

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.
http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/confidentiality/

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.
http://www.parentzonescotland.gov.uk/

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.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education/Schools/welfare/partnershipworking

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. http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/pdp/

Publications

Administration of medicines in schools -
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2001/09/10006/File-1

Additional Support Needs ( ASN) Mediation Service Providers Scottish Quality Standards
http://www.commongroundmediation.co.uk/wp-content/upLoads/2009/12/ASNQStandards-rev-Jan-2009.pdf

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
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/health/rsltm-00.asp

A Scottish Framework for Nursing in Schools
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/sfns-00.asp

Better Behaviour - Better Learning
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library3/education/rdtg-00.asp and 2004 policy update http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/bbssu-00.asp

Choosing a School: A guide for parents
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/cas04-00.asp

Code of Practice for Mediation in Scotland
http://www.scottishmediation.org.uk/resources/article.asp?id=11

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

Don't give it, don't take it
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/04/20840/54391

Finding Practical Solutions to Complex Needs a consultation on the arrangements for supported further education places and funding for students with complex needs. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/01/complexNeedsConsultation

For Scotland's Children
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library3/education/fcsr-00.asp

Guidance on the education of children absent from school through ill-health -
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/158331/0042883.pdf.

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.
http://www.scottishmediation.org.uk/index.asp

Guidelines for Staff who provide Intimate Care for Children and Young People with Disabilities.
http://openscotland.net/library2/doc02/hhgs-00.htm

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.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/37432/0011167.pdf

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.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/hsap-00.asp

Hidden Harm - the Scottish Executive Response to the Report of the Inquiry by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2004/10/20120/45470

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.
http://www.hmie.gov.uk/documents/publication/hgiosjte3.pdf

Implementing Inclusiveness, Realising Potential . The Beattie Committee Report, Scottish Executive.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library2/doc04/bere-00.htm

Inclusive educational approaches for Gypsies and Travellers within the context of interrupted learning
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/resources/i/genericresource_tcm4242131.asp?strReferringChannel=inclusiveeducation

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.
http://www.careers-scotland.org.uk/careersscotland/Web/Site/GenericServices/About_Us/policy_transition.asp

Integrated Early Years Strategy
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/isey-00.asp

"It's everyone's job to make sure I'm alright"
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/iaar-00.asp

Learning with care - The Education of Children Looked After Away from Home by Local Authorities.
http://www.hmie.gov.uk/documents/publication/lwc.pdf

Moving On from School to College , Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education,
http://www.hmie.gov.uk/documents/publication/more.htm

Needs Assessment Report on Child and Adolescent Mental Health , Public Health Institute for Scotland (2003) -
http://www.phis.org.uk/pdf.pl?file=publications/CAMH1.pdf

Partnership Matters: A Guide to Local Authorities, NHS Boards and Voluntary Organisations on Supporting Students with Additional Needs in Further Education.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/health/glanhs-00.asp

Protecting Children and Young People - Framework for standards
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/pcypfs-00.asp

The same as you? A review of services for people with learning disabilities
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/ldsr/docs/tsay-00.asp

16+ Learning Choices Policy and Practice Framework: supporting all young people into positive and sustained destinations
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/308354/0097118.pdf

Legislation

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.

http://www.hmso.gov.uk/

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
Email: ascs@capability-scotland.org.uk
Web: http://www.capability-scotland.org.uk/information.asp

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
Email: info@addiss.co.uk
Web: www.addiss.co.uk/index.html

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

AFASIC

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


Tel: 01382 561891
Email: afasicscotland@btopenworld.com
Web: http://www.afasic.org.uk/

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
http://www.arcuk.org.uk/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
Web: http://www.barnardos.org.uk

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.

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
Email: call.centre@ed.ac.uk
Web: http://www.callcentrescotland.org.uk

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
Web: http://www.childline.org.uk/Scotland.asp

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

Children 1 st

83 Whitehouse Loan,
Edinburgh,
EH9 1AT


Tel: 0131 446 2300
Fax: 0131 446 2339
Web: www.children1st.org.uk

Children 1 st 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
E-mail: info@childreninscotland.org.uk
Web: http://childreninscotland.org.uk

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
Email: info@commongroundmediation.co.uk
Web: http://www.commongroundmediation.co.uk

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
Email: scotland@cafamily.org.uk
Web: www.cafamily.org.uk/scotland/

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
Email: info@dsscotland.org.uk
Web: www.dsscotland.org.uk

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: 0178 644 6650

Email info@dyslexiascotland.org
Web www.dyslexiascotland.org

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
Web: http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

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.
Email: advice@edlaw.org.uk
Web: www.edlaw.org.uk
www.additionalsupportneeds.org.uk

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.

ENABLE

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


Tel: 0141 226 4541
Fax: 0141 204 4398
Email: enable@enable.org.uk
Web: http://www.enable.org.uk

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 22 22 425
Fax : 0131 22 89 852
Helpline: 0845 123 2303
Typetalk: 0800 959598
E-mail: info@enquire.org.uk
Web: www.enquire.org.uk

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
Email: enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk
Web: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk/epilepsy

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

ISEA (Independent Special Education Advice) (Scotland)

164 High Street,
Dalkeith,
Midlothian
EH22 1AY


Tel/Fax: 0131 454 0096
Advocacy project: 0131 454 0144
Email: isea@isea.org.uk
Web: http://www.isea.org.uk/

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

Learning and Teaching Scotland

Glasgow office,
The Optima,
58 Robertson Street,
Glasgow,
G2 8DU


Tel: 0141 282 5000
Fax: 0141 282 5050
Email: enquires@LTScotland.org.uk
Web: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk

Learning and Teaching Scotland offer consultancy to schools regarding curriculum development and produce publications on the curriculum and how to adapt it for pupils 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
Email: enquiries@lead.org.uk
Web: http://www.lead.org.uk

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
http://www.ltcas.org.uk/

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
Email: scotland@nas.org.uk
Web: http://www.nas.org.uk

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
Email: ndcs.scotland@ndcs.org.uk
Web: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/

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
Web: www.children1st.org.uk

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
email general: contact@playbackcompany.net
http://www.playbackcompany.net/

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
Email: info@pinscotland.org
www.pinscotland.org

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: 0140 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
Email: rnibscotland@rnib.org.uk
Web: http://www.rnib.org.uk

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)
Email: informationline@rnid.org.uk
Web: http://www.rnid.org/

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

Schoolhouse

PO BOX 18044,
Glenrothes,
Fife,
KY7 9AD

Tel: 01307 463120
Email: enquires@schoolhouse.org.uk
Web: http://www.schoolhouse.org.uk

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
Fax: 0141 7001
Email: enquire@samh.org.uk
Web: www.samh.org.uk

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
email: administrator@scld.co.uk
http://www.scld.org.uk/

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
Email: info@SCIS.org.uk

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

SPSO,
4 Melville Street,
Edinburgh,
EH3 7NS

Tel: 0800 377 7330
Fax: 0800377 7331
Email: ask@spso.org.uk
Web: www.spso.org.uk

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
Web: www.scottishmediation.org.uk

Scottish Network for Able Pupils

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


Tel: 0141 330 3071
Email: snap@educ.gla.ac.uk
Web: www.ablepupils.com

Scottish Refugee Council

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


Tel: 0141 248 9799
Fax: 0141 243 2499
Web: www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk

Scottish Society for Autism Headquarters

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


Tel: 01259 720044
Fax: 01259 720051
Email: info@autism-in-scotland.org.uk
Web: www.autism-in-scotland.org.uk

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

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
Email: step@education.ed.ac.uk
Web: www.scottishtravellered.net

Sense Scotland

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


Tel: 0141 429 0294
Fax:: 0141 429 0295
Text: 0141 418 7170
Email: info@sensescotland.org.uk
Web: www.sensescotland.org.uk

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
Email: general@shstrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.shstrust.org.uk

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

Headquarters:
Alhambra House,
45 Waterloo Street,
Glasgow
G2 6HS


National telephone number 0845 8 502 502 Tel: 0141 285 6000
Fax: 0141 285 6001
Web: http:// www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

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
Email: admin@skillscotland.org.uk
Web: www.skill.org.uk

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
Email: info@viascotland.org.uk

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