Scottish Legislation and Self Help
The following links will take you to some information from local and national government strategies, about their plans and responsibilities for supporting children and families with additional support needs. These publications are available for general public viewing and may be of some help to you.
- The Scottish Strategy for Autism
- The Autism Toolbox
- GIRFEC (Getting it right for every child)
- The Curriculum for Excellence
- Childs Plans
- National Practice Model (NPM)
- Wellbeing indicators (SHANARRI)
The State have a legal duty to provide support and assistance for children with additional support needs. The links below are some of the most relevant pieces of legislation concerning children and their care within Scotland.
- Children (Scotland) Act 1995
- Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
- The Human Rights Act 1998
- The Equality Act 2010
- The Education (Scotland) Act 1980
- The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004.
- Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013
- Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968
- Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000
- The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)
We are not legal professionals nor are we able to give you advice on legal matters, however we do encourage families and/or their care givers to speak to a licensed legal representative should they have any questions regarding the law affecting their specific rights.