This section provides hyperlinks to sources of useful information. The information is grouped into web resources, publications, legislation and useful organisations.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inclusion and Equality
web resource brings together a wealth of up-to-date
information, useful resources and connections to relevant
Confidentiality and Data Protection
website contains information on the ways in which
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
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. http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/pdp/
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
These Guidelines form a baseline for the conduct of all forms of mediation in Scotland.
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
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.
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
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
- 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
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
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
Moving On from School to College
, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education,
Needs Assessment Report on Child and Adolescent Mental
, Public Health Institute for Scotland (2003) -
Partnership Matters: A Guide to Local Authorities,
and Voluntary Organisations on Supporting Students with
Additional Needs in Further Education.
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.
ASCS (Advice Service Capability Scotland)11 Ellersly Road,
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,
ADDISS provides people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance.
Dundee Technology Park,
AFASIC promotes understanding, acceptance, equal opportunities and inclusion of children and young adults with speech and language impairments.
Facilitates the ongoing development of high quality person centred services for people with a learning disability across Scotland.
235 Corstorphine Road,
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.
CALL Centre (Communication Aids for Language and Learning)Moray House School of Education,
University of Edinburgh,
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.
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.
Tel: 0131 446 2300
Fax: 0131 446 2339
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.
5 Shandwick Place,
This is a membership organisation representing the interests of children and young people in Scotland on behalf of its members.
Common Ground Mediation provides independent mediation services to the education community in Scotland.
57 Albion Road,
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 offers a range of support services and information for individuals with Downs Syndrome, their families and those who work with them.
Stirling Business Centre,
Tel: 01786 446650
Fax: 01786 471235
Helpline: 0178 644 6650
Dyslexia Scotland aims to raise public awareness of dyslexia and its related difficulties, and offers advice and support for those with dyslexia.
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.
Govan Law Centre, 18 Orkney Street, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, G51 2BX.
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.
7 Buchanan Street,
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,
Enquire is the national advice and information service for matters related to additional support for learning.
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,
This organisation provides information, advice and support, including advocacy/representation, to parents and carers of children/young people with additional support needs.
58 Robertson Street,
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
5 Shandwick Place,
LEAD provides guidance to physically disabled young people (16+) and adults requiring access to education and lifelong learning.
349 Bath Street,
Tel: 0141 404 0231
Fax: 0141 246 0348
Supporting children and young people with a disability and/or long term health conditions
109 Hope Street,
This service works to help people with autism and Asperger's syndrome, and their families, live as independently as possible.
93 Hope Street,
The National Deaf Children's Society ( NDCS) is the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Helpline: 0800 22 44 88
Fax: 0141 334 0299
This helpline offers information on health services, practices and procedures.
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
EH14 5DQ .
Supports schools and organisations working with children and young people to develop inclusive, equity based practice leading to effective citizenship
New Parliament House,
5 - 7 Regent Road,
Supports work with pupils who are vulnerable, disaffected and excluded from school.
260 Clyde Street,
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.
25 Ravelston Terrace,
This service offers practical support and advice to blind people and those with visual impairments.
This service provides services, information and campaigning for the deaf and hard of hearing people.
PO BOX 18044,
This organisation offers information and support related to home based education.
15 Carlton Court,
This is a national agency promoting issues affecting those with mental health problems.
Room 16, 12 Commercial Road,
This organisation promotes equality of opportunity for people with a disability, for example, developing employment opportunities.
Scottish Council of Independent Schools21 Melville Street,
Tel: 0131 220 2106
Fax: 0131 225 8594
4 Melville Street,
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.
Tel: 0131 556 1221
St Andrew's Building,
University of Glasgow,
11 Eldon Street,
(170 Blythswood Court),
Tel: 0141 248 9799
Fax: 0141 243 2499
Alloa Business Centre,
This service offers care, support and education in Scotland for people with autism and their families and others who work with them.
2.5 Charteris Land,
43 Middlesex Street,
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.
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.
45 Waterloo Street,
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.
57 Albion Road,
This service promotes opportunities to empower young people and adults with disabilities to realise their potential in further and higher education, training and employment.
30 George Square,
Tel: 07806 282993
VIA Scotland promotes the rights and equality of people with learning difficulties