Scottish Government seeks views on Learning Code of Practice

13 July 2017
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Do you support Children and young people with additional support needs?

The Scottish Government is seeking views on The Supporting Children’s Learning Code of Practice (third edition) and associated regulations.

The consultation seeks views from those who are involved in supporting children and young people with additional support needs.

Background on the consultation

  • The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 provides the legal framework for identifying and addressing the additional support needs of children and young people who face barriers, to learning.
  • The Act aims to ensure that all children and young people are provided with the necessary support to help them work towards achieving their full potential. It also promotes collaborative working among all those supporting children and young people and sets out the rights of children, young people and parents within the system.
  • The Act has been amended by the Education (Scotland) Act 2016. This extension provides that children will have the same rights as young people and parents under the Additional Support for Learning legislation, except in relation to placing requests and the use of mediation services. It is intended that these amendments to the Act will commence in January 2018

In preparation for this, there is a need to update associated Regulations and statutory guidance.

Click here to respond to the consultation. The deadline has been extended to 12 September 2017.

Or contact cathy@dyslexiascotland.org.uk if you'd like to contribute your views to Dyslexia Scotland's response - by 21 August.