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ASL review action plan welcome, but actions speak louder than words

...ASL Review action plan welcome, but actions speak louder than words 21 October 2020 Children in Scotland has welcomed publication of the Scottish Government’s ASL Review Action Plan but warned action is now required to make a tangible...

Additional support Angela Morgan ASL ASL review ASN

The right ASL information, at the right time

More knowledge, flexibility and consistent support: young people’s recommendations to the ASL review

... More knowledge, flexibility and consistent support: young people’s recommendations to the ASL review 20 February 2020 Scotland’s young Inclusion Ambassadors have made a series of recommendations to the independently-chaired review into...


New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings

... New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings 8 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland was recently tasked with creating  a version of the review into Additional Support for Learning (ASL) for children and young people...

Additional support ASL

Building resilience through play

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Nursery to primary: easing transitions through play

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Learning through play the Froebel way

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher (Half Day)

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Working with children and young people who have experienced traumatic stress

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Child Protection Officer training

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Trauma recovery focused pathway: with Betsy de Thierry (Stages 2-4)

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Person-centred pathways: helping children be masters of their own future

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Preparing for Coronavirus COVID-19. Updated 17/3/20

...parts of the service are available on the My Rights, My Say website. Referrals for the Resolve: ASL Mediation service are also being dealt with on an individual basis. The staff are available for any enquiries – please...


Inclusive education should be more than just an aspiration

...Scottish Government review of the implementation of the additional support for learning (ASL) framework is under way. Views and experiences are being gathered, with the report expected in Spring 2020. It is a welcome consideration of...


Promoting emotional wellbeing in children and young people on the autism spectrum

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Positive pathways for young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


25 Calls response: Don’t let a difference of opinion become a deciding factor in children’s educational experience

...children and young people involved. Sandra Mitchell is Manager of the mediation service Resolve: ASL. She is responding here to a 25 Calls contribution by Angela Morgan, who was in turn responding to Call 20 by Simon Massey and Liz Green –...


School pledge pack helps educators demonstrate more inclusive practices
ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say the still don't feel heard
additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

New measures to support autistic pupils welcome, but we must not lose momentum
ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central
additional support for learning ASL Brexit childcare early learning and childcare Early years inclusion

Additional support service strengthens its online offer to children and families
ASL Children's rights News Support

Meet the Design Team behind FMQT Next Generation

Music therapy for children with autism and related conditions

...means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @lindASLearning: The most used phrase from the organisations we visited today on @cisweb #CISFinland trip was ‘our system is built on...


Music therapy for children with autism and related conditions

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...Government is reminded of the key calls from the report and children’s views about support and ASL provision.” Early Learning and Childcare: support for expansion but capacity concerns “The Scottish Government is expressing confidence that...


NTSG: TSI reference group biographies

... Meet the TSI reference group Ann Sangster ann.sangster@vASLan.org.uk Development Officer (Children & Family Services) VASLan (Third Sector Interface in South Lanarkshire) At VASLAN, Ann is part of the Strategic Development team. She...


Being real with self-care: feeling good, working well

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: Excited to be supporting 2 Young Ambassadors for Inclusion at #SLF19 today. Swing by Lomond Auditorium to watch their new...


FREE EVENT Health inequalities: peer research into the role of communities

...an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @parentforumscot: Register for our ASL Focus Groups We are collating Parents/Carers views for @scotgov's Review of Additional Support fo… Stay...


The curious case of ADHD and ODD

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Recruitment opens for national Inclusion Ambassador group

...been involved in developing a vision statement as part of the Scottish Government’s Review of ASL Implementation. Chris Ross, Children in Scotland’s Senior Policy, Projects and Participation Officer who leads the group said: “Working...


‘Involve us in decisions about our education’: core message from young people echoed by OECD report

...support needs must be included. “This is in line with the Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Action Plan agreed following the independent review of ASL, published in 2020, which includes that we collectively need a national overarching...


Media enquiries

...support needs aged 12-15 to be more involved in the decisions that affect them. Resolve: ASL – the largest provider of Additional Support Needs (ASN) mediation in Scotland. Our managed funds We currently manage two funds, aimed at...


A safe sleep, for every sleep

...are the safe sleep messages? Back to sleep – always make sure I am put on my back when I’m ASLeep My cot should be firm and flat – I should never sleep in a seated position Clear my cot – no teddies, bumpers or pillows, just me! Feet to...


Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

...module Just less than a year ago, children and young people told Angela Morgan and the ASL (Additional Support for Learning) Review that “meaningful relationships between young people and staff are important for learning”. They...


First meeting of new Inclusion Ambassadors group

...will be announced shortly. In the mean time, work will continue over the summer to finalise a new ASL resource for Scottish schools. The co-produced resource will be available for the 2021-22 academic year. Chris Ross, Children in Scotland’s...


The Inclusion Ambassadors have a clear vision to help pupils feel more supported at school. Now they need your help to make it happen

...support needs are heard in education Find out more Angela Morgan's ASL Review (2019-20) Find out more about the Review and the Action Plan devised in response Read more Helping you...


News: New Members Bill to give legal right to transition support

...21 Sept 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Phil Wilkinson Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions New proposed legislation has been lodged with the Scottish Parliament to secure the statutory...

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions

Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people

...on to the human side of being 'present' with people 6 Sep 2021 Mediation manager for Resolve: ASL, Sandra Mitchell, explains how the service adapted during the pandemic and managed to keep hold of its core component of being present with...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

Inclusion Ambassadors report recommends action to help children and young people with additional support needs feel supported and included in school

...including ongoing communication with the Additional Support for Learning Implementation Group (ASLIG) and other key decision--makers.” Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Shirley-Anne Somerville, said: “I welcome...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Girls and autism: a hidden minority?

...McLean - Girls and autism: a hidden minority? Posted on 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond ASL ASN Autism Too often, girls and young women with autism are overlooked and struggle to get a diagnosis until they reach crisis...

ASL ASN Autism

Mindfulness and working with anger

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown

...children have an equal chance to flourish. Find out more School closures 'monumental' for ASL Sally Cavers writes about the impact of lockdown on children with additional support needs Read the article in...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

Our offer to you during a critical time

...and young people cope with changes to their education and support during the pandemic. Resolve: ASL Mediation Referrals to Resolve are being managed on an individual basis and while face-to-face meetings currently are not taking place, mediation...


Trauma-informed practice: understanding bereavement, trauma and loss

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Mindfulness and autism

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Messy Maths: an outdoor, playful approach

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Why our third sector deserves first class support

...training to support the workforce Read Karin's blog Our services From ASL advice to ELC inclusion funding, find out about what we offer Read more A manifesto for renewal, not recovery Amy...

Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

...update page is available on the website outlining what the partners are able to offer. Resolve: ASL Mediation Resolve Mediation Service will be continuing to offer our service online and by telephone. Please contact us at...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

Diversity in Teaching - Children and Young People's Views on Diversity in Scottish Education (September 2020-July 2021)

...@billyan_derson: Looking forward to speaking at this event to raise awareness of #ASL & bullying. Bullying behaviour can, and does, dest… Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send us an...


"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"

...need to respond swiftly, effectively and listen to the many testimonies provided during the ASL implementation review, writes Sally Cavers In June, the report of the review of the implementation of Additional Support for Learning was...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

Back to school: the challenges of learning after lockdown, and how we can help

...the author Cat Thomson is Manager (Partnerships) at Enquire, the Scottish advice service for ASL Visit the website Reach The website for young people offers advice and support on accessing their rights Visit the...


Review of Additional Support for Learning

...who need support to get the most out of their education Visit the website Resolve: ASL Independent mediation service Visit the...


Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic

...impacted by the global pandemic. That’s why it is imperative that the progress made against the ASL action plan is accelerated. “The last 18 months have emphasised the importance of partnerships and support. The communities of services and...

additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion

Issue 198 Children in Scotland Magazine


Building resilience through play

Start date: 26/10/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Nursery to primary: easing transitions through play

Start date: 09/10/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Learning through play the Froebel way

Start date: 11/12/2020 10:00

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher (Half Day)

Start date: 01/12/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Working with children and young people who have experienced traumatic stress

Start date: 29/10/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Child Protection Officer training

Start date: 18/11/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Trauma recovery focused pathway: with Betsy de Thierry (Stages 2-4)

Start date: 17/11/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Person-centred pathways: helping children be masters of their own future

Start date: 08/10/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Promoting emotional wellbeing in children and young people on the autism spectrum

Start date: 11/11/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Positive pathways for young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour

Start date: 10/11/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Music therapy for children with autism and related conditions

Start date: 16/11/2018 09:30

...means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @lindASLearning: The most used phrase from the organisations we visited today on @cisweb #CISFinland trip was ‘our system is built on...


Music therapy for children with autism and related conditions

Start date: 23/11/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Being real with self-care: feeling good, working well

Start date: 12/12/2019 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: Excited to be supporting 2 Young Ambassadors for Inclusion at #SLF19 today. Swing by Lomond Auditorium to watch their new...


FREE EVENT Health inequalities: peer research into the role of communities

Start date: 05/02/2020 10:30

...an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @parentforumscot: Register for our ASL Focus Groups We are collating Parents/Carers views for @scotgov's Review of Additional Support fo… Stay...


The curious case of ADHD and ODD

Start date: 24/11/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Mindfulness and working with anger

Start date: 26/11/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Trauma-informed practice: understanding bereavement, trauma and loss

Start date: 07/12/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Mindfulness and autism

Start date: 03/12/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...


Messy Maths: an outdoor, playful approach

Start date: 27/11/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @ASLadvice: @scotgov are publishing guidance about children's learning + arrangements for schools reopening. We're updating our...



ASL review action plan welcome, but actions speak louder than words

...ASL Review action plan welcome, but actions speak louder than words 21 October 2020 Children in Scotland has welcomed publication of the Scottish Government’s ASL Review Action Plan but warned action is now required to make a tangible...

Additional support Angela Morgan ASL ASL review ASN

The right ASL information, at the right time

More knowledge, flexibility and consistent support: young people’s recommendations to the ASL review

... More knowledge, flexibility and consistent support: young people’s recommendations to the ASL review 20 February 2020 Scotland’s young Inclusion Ambassadors have made a series of recommendations to the independently-chaired review into...


New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings

... New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings 8 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland was recently tasked with creating  a version of the review into Additional Support for Learning (ASL) for children and young people...

Additional support ASL

Preparing for Coronavirus COVID-19. Updated 17/3/20

...parts of the service are available on the My Rights, My Say website. Referrals for the Resolve: ASL Mediation service are also being dealt with on an individual basis. The staff are available for any enquiries – please...


25 Calls response: Don’t let a difference of opinion become a deciding factor in children’s educational experience

...children and young people involved. Sandra Mitchell is Manager of the mediation service Resolve: ASL. She is responding here to a 25 Calls contribution by Angela Morgan, who was in turn responding to Call 20 by Simon Massey and Liz Green –...


School pledge pack helps educators demonstrate more inclusive practices
ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say the still don't feel heard
additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

New measures to support autistic pupils welcome, but we must not lose momentum
ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central
additional support for learning ASL Brexit childcare early learning and childcare Early years inclusion

Additional support service strengthens its online offer to children and families
ASL Children's rights News Support

Meet the Design Team behind FMQT Next Generation

2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...Government is reminded of the key calls from the report and children’s views about support and ASL provision.” Early Learning and Childcare: support for expansion but capacity concerns “The Scottish Government is expressing confidence that...


Recruitment opens for national Inclusion Ambassador group

...been involved in developing a vision statement as part of the Scottish Government’s Review of ASL Implementation. Chris Ross, Children in Scotland’s Senior Policy, Projects and Participation Officer who leads the group said: “Working...


‘Involve us in decisions about our education’: core message from young people echoed by OECD report

...support needs must be included. “This is in line with the Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Action Plan agreed following the independent review of ASL, published in 2020, which includes that we collectively need a national overarching...


A safe sleep, for every sleep

...are the safe sleep messages? Back to sleep – always make sure I am put on my back when I’m ASLeep My cot should be firm and flat – I should never sleep in a seated position Clear my cot – no teddies, bumpers or pillows, just me! Feet to...


Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

...module Just less than a year ago, children and young people told Angela Morgan and the ASL (Additional Support for Learning) Review that “meaningful relationships between young people and staff are important for learning”. They...


First meeting of new Inclusion Ambassadors group

...will be announced shortly. In the mean time, work will continue over the summer to finalise a new ASL resource for Scottish schools. The co-produced resource will be available for the 2021-22 academic year. Chris Ross, Children in Scotland’s...


The Inclusion Ambassadors have a clear vision to help pupils feel more supported at school. Now they need your help to make it happen

...support needs are heard in education Find out more Angela Morgan's ASL Review (2019-20) Find out more about the Review and the Action Plan devised in response Read more Helping you...


Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people

...on to the human side of being 'present' with people 6 Sep 2021 Mediation manager for Resolve: ASL, Sandra Mitchell, explains how the service adapted during the pandemic and managed to keep hold of its core component of being present with...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

Inclusion Ambassadors report recommends action to help children and young people with additional support needs feel supported and included in school

...including ongoing communication with the Additional Support for Learning Implementation Group (ASLIG) and other key decision--makers.” Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Shirley-Anne Somerville, said: “I welcome...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown

...children have an equal chance to flourish. Find out more School closures 'monumental' for ASL Sally Cavers writes about the impact of lockdown on children with additional support needs Read the article in...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

Why our third sector deserves first class support

...training to support the workforce Read Karin's blog Our services From ASL advice to ELC inclusion funding, find out about what we offer Read more A manifesto for renewal, not recovery Amy...

Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

...update page is available on the website outlining what the partners are able to offer. Resolve: ASL Mediation Resolve Mediation Service will be continuing to offer our service online and by telephone. Please contact us at...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

Back to school: the challenges of learning after lockdown, and how we can help

...the author Cat Thomson is Manager (Partnerships) at Enquire, the Scottish advice service for ASL Visit the website Reach The website for young people offers advice and support on accessing their rights Visit the...


Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic

...impacted by the global pandemic. That’s why it is imperative that the progress made against the ASL action plan is accelerated. “The last 18 months have emphasised the importance of partnerships and support. The communities of services and...

additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion


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Media enquiries

...support needs aged 12-15 to be more involved in the decisions that affect them. Resolve: ASL – the largest provider of Additional Support Needs (ASN) mediation in Scotland. Our managed funds We currently manage two funds, aimed at...


Our offer to you during a critical time

...and young people cope with changes to their education and support during the pandemic. Resolve: ASL Mediation Referrals to Resolve are being managed on an individual basis and while face-to-face meetings currently are not taking place, mediation...


Review of Additional Support for Learning

...who need support to get the most out of their education Visit the website Resolve: ASL Independent mediation service Visit the...



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Inclusive education should be more than just an aspiration
post

...Scottish Government review of the implementation of the additional support for learning (ASL) framework is under way. Views and experiences are being gathered, with the report expected in Spring 2020. It is a welcome consideration of...


NTSG: TSI reference group biographies
post

... Meet the TSI reference group Ann Sangster ann.sangster@vASLan.org.uk Development Officer (Children & Family Services) VASLan (Third Sector Interface in South Lanarkshire) At VASLAN, Ann is part of the Strategic Development team. She...


News: New Members Bill to give legal right to transition support
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...21 Sept 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Phil Wilkinson Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions New proposed legislation has been lodged with the Scottish Parliament to secure the statutory...

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions

Girls and autism: a hidden minority?
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...McLean - Girls and autism: a hidden minority? Posted on 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond ASL ASN Autism Too often, girls and young women with autism are overlooked and struggle to get a diagnosis until they reach crisis...

ASL ASN Autism

"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"
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...need to respond swiftly, effectively and listen to the many testimonies provided during the ASL implementation review, writes Sally Cavers In June, the report of the review of the implementation of Additional Support for Learning was...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education