Information for Parents / Carers
Download information leaflets on "The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 and 2009 and Requesting an Assessment and Resolving disagreements.
- Guide for Parents (pdf 275 kb)
- Requesting an Assessment (pdf 284 kb)
- Resolving Disagreements (pdf 263 kb)
Download STARS (Supported to Achieve Real Success) leaflet which provides information about enhanced provision. Please also Download Right Support, Right Place, Right Time - a guide for parents, a leaflet which clarifies for parents how their child's additional support needs will be met
- STARS (pdf 2.93mb)
- Right Support Right Place Right Time - A guide for parents (pdf 202mb)
- 9 area model for Aberdeenshire Enhanced Provision (pdf 65kb)
For information about mediation in the education of children and young people with Additional Support Needs please see the following.
Information and support may be accessed from the Enquire website. There is lots of practical advice and information about the education and additional support needs system in Scotland. Enquire will explain how the system may relate to your situation and advise you on possible ways forward.
For a handy guide to Enquire publications and online resources download the Enquire publication list (pdf 568Kb).
Find Enquire resources on the following pages:
- The parents’ guide to additional support for learning
- Guides for children & young people
- Guides for professionals
- Leaflets about Enquire
For parents who wish to make a placing request, information is available through the website at the following link: Choosing a school.
In the event that you wish to make a placing request to an out-of authority independent school, please contact the Quality Improvement Manager (Additional Support Needs) on 01224 664886. If a placing request is refused, parents/carers have the right to appeal – please refer to the information leaflet above entitled ‘Resolving disagreements’.
Aberdeenshire council has on occasion and in exceptional circumstances agreed to the placement of children/young people in schools outwith the authority. Further information can be found on our website