Legislation Re: refused deferral applications

We have been contacted by a few parents worried that their child's deferral application for an extra year's nursery funding was denied.
👉 You may find the following legislation useful to support your appeal for deferment funding.
✅ Pupils are to be educated in accordance with the wishes of their parents.
Education (Scotland) Act 1980 Section 28
✅ Local authority shall provide preschool care for children in need within their area who are aged five or under; and have not yet commenced attendance at a school.
Children (Scotland) Act 1995, Section 27
✅ Parents have a duty to safeguard and promote the child’s health, development and welfare; and when appropriate to provide, the stage of development of their child.
Children (Scotland) Act 1995, Section 1
✅ The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions that affect children.
Article 3 of the UNCRC
✅ A local authority under shall be designed to minimise the effect on any disabled child who is within the authority’s area, of his disability; and to give those children the opportunity to lead lives which are as normal as possible.
Children (Scotland) Act 1995, Section 23
✅ Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to provide guidance and direction to children.
Article 5 of the UNCRC
✅ Governments must do all they can to ensure that children survive and develop to their full potential.
Article 6 of the UNCRC
✅ Governments must support parents by creating support services for children and giving parents the help they need.
Article 18 of the UNCRC
✅ Governments must do all they can to support disabled children and their families.
Article 23 of the UNCRC

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