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Put children's views and experiences at the heart of Additional Support for Learning reform

...“The Committee was alarmed to hear there was strong evidence to suggest that the majority of ASN pupils are not having their needs met.” The issues surrounding the delivery of additional support for learning have been evident to us and our...


Collaborate, network and learn: Our plans for Annual Conference 2024

...you who attended the 2022 conference may also recall it was hybrid, however, we found that set-up wASN’t the most effective use of resources, so this year we have reverted to in-person only.  Apart from those two changes, many other things...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...I was relatively new to my role and social work having qualified just under two years prior. I wASN’t sure what to expect, nor was I sure if I had enough experience to undertake the Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work, however, from the...


Supporting women, fighting for change: Glasgow Women's Aid marks 50 years

...but with organisations like her own still facing unprecedented demand, it’s also clear society hASN’t yet come far enough.  Ever since it was established in 1973, says Angela Devine, more and more women have sought the support and advocacy...


"Climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free”

...intersectional issues of capitalism, white privilege, poverty, and climate change. If all that wASN’t enough, the articulate campaigner has also taken part in countless protests, including camping outside Westminster Abbey, alongside studying...


'I give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it provides'

...moment? At the start of the pandemic, when we all had to work from home, I was told that it wASN’t possible for staff to access the FileMaker databases that I created and which are crucial to operation of the Enquire additional support for...

30th Anniversary

And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...of our pupils’ attainment in the SQA exams – the results were good! As the head of the ASN Base in the school, I also focus on the achievements of our learners with additional support needs, and this past year, to a pupil, they have...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...we’ve been doing over the past couple of years. While it built on previous equalities work, it wASN’t formulaic and was shaped by people’s lived experiences and what was happening in society. We developed something that is both meaningful...


The science of conflict management

...people thinking how they would react in different circumstances. For example, ‘A band member hASN’t come to practice. When others don’t show your level of commitment, it upsets you. You call them – what should you say?’ The...

conflict relationships

ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out

...work of the Inclusion Ambassadors to raise awareness of the experiences of pupils with ASN, provide resources to support better inclusion practices and celebrate best practice through the new Success Looks Different Awards Ongoing...

Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

Striving for inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly

...person involved in that kind of work and as someone who had certain experiences in school that I wASN't happy about, and using those experiences to try and achieve change. Shaun: Why did you decide to speak at the conference? Jordan:...


Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds

...staff required, additional funding must be available across Scotland to ensure children with ASN get equal access to school-aged childcare Support for targeted and specialist childcare providers must be given to help all families access these...

access to childcare fund childcare Families flexibility out of school care Parents Poverty services

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...policy (click here to read) by the University of Stirling and NMAHP-RU which found that policy wASN’t meeting the needs of children and young people. An increasing ask from services is that policy reflects the experience of and the needs of...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

...newly formed children and young people’s advisory group would be perfect for me but I wASN’t so sure. I was scared that we would have to sit around a big conference table, dress formally, and have extensive knowledge about...


Education reform consultation: ‘We need to learn from policy, research and practice to ensure reform is fit for purpose”

...to find out more Inclusion Ambassadors The young people ensuring those with ASN are heard in education policy and practice discussions Click to find out...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform

Inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say the still don't feel heard

...to download the report Take the pledge Help young people with ASN feel happy and safe in school Click to download the pack Reach Understanding children's rights to be involved in education...

additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

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

...here to visit the website My Rights, My Say Helping children aged 12-15 with ASN to speak up about the support they need with their education. Click here to visit the website 'Challenging inequality and...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

School pledge pack helps educators demonstrate more inclusive practices

...this Take the pledge Help young people with ASN feel happy and safe in school by committing your support Click here for the pack Pledge pack FAQs Answers to frequently asked...

ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

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

...happen.  Click here to read the vision and overview document summarising how young people with ASN could be better supported in education Click here to read the Vision Statement and find out more on the Scottish Government's...


2021 Elections to the Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum

...or have additional support for learning needs. Help & Support, inc health and wellbeing, ASN etc (3 places) – Your organisation works in the community to support the holistic needs of children, young people and their families to...


‘No detriment on appeals’: call for urgent change to exams certification process ahead of Scottish Parliament Education Debate

... Inclusion Ambassadors The group was set up to ensure views of young people with ASN are heard in education discussions Click to find out more Changing our World Our children and young people's...

appeals assessments covid Education exams SQA

Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...presents a key opportunity for us to learn from young people about what worked well and what hASN't. I can't wait to get going!”. Recruitment for the group launches this week. For more information about Participation Through the Pandemic and...


Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

...always wanted to work with young people, but my dream has always been to be a teacher. It wASN’t until I was 23 that I realised that I would be able to teach in museums, which became my new goal. "Throughout my studies, I found out more...


Scotland’s education system "needs structural and cultural reform"
ASL ASN Education exams Manifesto

New report reveals what really matters to pupils with additional support needs
Additional support ASL ASN Education inclusion pupil voice

Winners announced for inaugural awards, celebrating school pupils with additional support needs
ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Education National Improvement Framework: Data gathering must be accurate, considered and purposeful
ASL ASN children and young people Children's rights Consultation response Education Poverty

New project to better understand what pupil support in Scotland should look like
additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential
Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic
additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion

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

Inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown
additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

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

...for learning Click to visit School closures 'monumental' for children with ASN Sally Cavers writes for TES on the additional challenges facing learners with ASN Click to read the...

Additional support Angela Morgan ASL ASL review ASN

Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

...support needs. This now needs to translate into local action, with continuity for children with ASN essential. “Flexibility on schools opening during the summer holiday period will be helpful in supporting transitions. “The Cabinet Secretary...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

Not Included, Not Engaged, Not Involved: Survey finds autistic children are missing out on education
additional support needs ASN Autism School

Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda

... Posted 10 May 2022, by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASN Education Following the Scottish local council elections last week, the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition (SCSC) has urged...

additional support for learning ASN Education

Call 12: Support our pupils and teachers: embed understanding of ASN in initial teacher training and ongoing development

... Call 12: Support our pupils and teachers: embed understanding of ASN in initial teacher training and ongoing development By Charlene Tait We want to see every child in Scotland reach their potential. The presumption of mainstreaming...


AC24 - Resources

...their slides 1c | The lowdown on life after school: Exploring transitions for young people with ASN from ARC Scoltand – Scottish Transitions Forum Workshop slides 1d | All behaviour is communication: distressed behaviour and support at...


Workshops AC24

...work! 1c The lowdown on life after school: Exploring transitions for young people with ASN ARC Scoltand – Scottish Transitions Forum Room: Moncreiff 2 This co-designed and delivered interactive workshop aims to shed light on the...


Programme AC24 - Day One

...| description The lowdown on life after school: Exploring transitions for young people with ASN from ARC Scotland - Scottish Transitions Forum | description All behaviour is communication: distressed behaviour and support at school from...


Our history

...Years ago, this approach would have been seen to be radical. Direct engagement with young people wASN’t common, and if it was, it was very tokenistic … things have changed dramatically, and Children in Scotland has absolutely been at the...


Restraint and seclusion in schools

...seclusion in schools Posted 23 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education Three years on from its report into the use of restraint and seclusion in schools, ENABLE Scotland has highlighted...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

Supporting working mothers

...they needed when children were ages 0-5 so that going back to work after maternity leave wASN't so financially tough. It could give women the chance to keep their careers at the level they were at by spreading state-backed spend as they...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Scottish-led study identifies dyslexia gene

...study Posted 25 October, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASL ASN dyslexia Education Health literacy Scientists have for the first time pinpointed a number of genes that are reliably associated with...

additional support for learning ASL ASN dyslexia Education Health literacy

Consultation opens on physical intervention in schools
Education human rights rights

Report highlights success of family support programme
Health parenting

First Child Disability Payment statistics released

...across three Scottish local authority areas. Related content Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda May 10, 2022 Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC Apr 22, 2022 Rewind welfare reform says new report Apr 13,...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

New rights-focused badge for Scouts
Children's rights rights

Young People's Guarantee receives extra funding

...out more about the Young Person's Guarantee Related content Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda May 10, 2022 Young carers running on empty, says leading charity Mar 16, 2022 Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

Member directory: full

...for disabled people to learn, compose and perform music | drakemusicscotland.org Dunbar ASN Community Collective Community support group for children with ASN and their families | dunbarASNcommunity.com Dundee Bairns Food and activity...


Q&A with Aileen Shrimpton

...neurodivergent employees Posted 29 March 2022, by Catherine Bromley ASL ASN neurodiversity training Ahead of our neurodiversity awareness training, Aileen Shrimpton (pictured) reminds us why...

ASL ASN neurodiversity training

First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment

...to read) criticised progress so far, warning that child poverty targets would be missed if more wASN’t done “at much greater scale and pace”. Alongside a number of recommendations the Commission specifically call for the payment to be...

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Autism and change

...people during times of change Posted 8 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond ASL ASN Autism Ahead of our upcoming webinar focusing on autism and change, Corrie McLean (pictured) reminds us why supporting children...

ASL ASN Autism

Member directory: A-F

...for disabled people to learn, compose and perform music | drakemusicscotland.org Dunbar ASN Community Collective Community support group for children with ASN and their families | dunbarASNcommunity.com Dundee Bairns Food and activity...


Supporting young people in the Scottish justice system

...that can help them with their journey through the journey system.” Co-creation: ‘I wASN’t just a box-ticking exercise’ Paul was one of the people sharing his experience to help build the site. He said: “Working on this...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

Standardised Testing policy fails pupils and teachers

...incomprehensible - more so when it’s claimed that funding to reduce class sizes, or to extend ASN provision, or to offer universal free school meals to all young people, just isn’t there. It has also come to light that the company behind the...

Education

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers

...the Care Inspectorate said that the pathway planning process for care leavers was out of date (it hASN’t been reviewed since 2003). “[The pathway planning ] isn’t linked to the GIRFEC approach that has proved to help staff work together...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

Members Bill to give legal right to transition support

...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 right...

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions

Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned

...Poppy, who said: “Without the £20 a week increase, I was having to budget but the money just wASN’t stretching to my bills. So for me, £20 a week is a lifeline. It buys Poppy’s packed lunches and her food for the week. “The government...

Benefits child poverty News universal credit

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Girls and autism

...on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond (updated 24 May 2022) ASL ASN Autism Too often, girls and young women with autism are overlooked and struggle to get a diagnosis until they reach crisis point....

ASL ASN Autism

Contacts

...2022. It provided funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs (ASN) in Scotland to access their funded ELC entitlement. Staff working in ELC settings could apply for funding for training, resources, equipment and...


Media enquiries

...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 strengthening inclusive childcare, and opening up childcare,...


"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"
Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education


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Put children's views and experiences at the heart of Additional Support for Learning reform

...“The Committee was alarmed to hear there was strong evidence to suggest that the majority of ASN pupils are not having their needs met.” The issues surrounding the delivery of additional support for learning have been evident to us and our...


Collaborate, network and learn: Our plans for Annual Conference 2024

...you who attended the 2022 conference may also recall it was hybrid, however, we found that set-up wASN’t the most effective use of resources, so this year we have reverted to in-person only.  Apart from those two changes, many other things...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...I was relatively new to my role and social work having qualified just under two years prior. I wASN’t sure what to expect, nor was I sure if I had enough experience to undertake the Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work, however, from the...


Supporting women, fighting for change: Glasgow Women's Aid marks 50 years

...but with organisations like her own still facing unprecedented demand, it’s also clear society hASN’t yet come far enough.  Ever since it was established in 1973, says Angela Devine, more and more women have sought the support and advocacy...


"Climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free”

...intersectional issues of capitalism, white privilege, poverty, and climate change. If all that wASN’t enough, the articulate campaigner has also taken part in countless protests, including camping outside Westminster Abbey, alongside studying...


'I give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it provides'

...moment? At the start of the pandemic, when we all had to work from home, I was told that it wASN’t possible for staff to access the FileMaker databases that I created and which are crucial to operation of the Enquire additional support for...

30th Anniversary

And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...of our pupils’ attainment in the SQA exams – the results were good! As the head of the ASN Base in the school, I also focus on the achievements of our learners with additional support needs, and this past year, to a pupil, they have...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...we’ve been doing over the past couple of years. While it built on previous equalities work, it wASN’t formulaic and was shaped by people’s lived experiences and what was happening in society. We developed something that is both meaningful...


The science of conflict management

...people thinking how they would react in different circumstances. For example, ‘A band member hASN’t come to practice. When others don’t show your level of commitment, it upsets you. You call them – what should you say?’ The...

conflict relationships

ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out

...work of the Inclusion Ambassadors to raise awareness of the experiences of pupils with ASN, provide resources to support better inclusion practices and celebrate best practice through the new Success Looks Different Awards Ongoing...

Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

Striving for inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly

...person involved in that kind of work and as someone who had certain experiences in school that I wASN't happy about, and using those experiences to try and achieve change. Shaun: Why did you decide to speak at the conference? Jordan:...


Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds

...staff required, additional funding must be available across Scotland to ensure children with ASN get equal access to school-aged childcare Support for targeted and specialist childcare providers must be given to help all families access these...

access to childcare fund childcare Families flexibility out of school care Parents Poverty services

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...policy (click here to read) by the University of Stirling and NMAHP-RU which found that policy wASN’t meeting the needs of children and young people. An increasing ask from services is that policy reflects the experience of and the needs of...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

...newly formed children and young people’s advisory group would be perfect for me but I wASN’t so sure. I was scared that we would have to sit around a big conference table, dress formally, and have extensive knowledge about...


Education reform consultation: ‘We need to learn from policy, research and practice to ensure reform is fit for purpose”

...to find out more Inclusion Ambassadors The young people ensuring those with ASN are heard in education policy and practice discussions Click to find out...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform

Inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say the still don't feel heard

...to download the report Take the pledge Help young people with ASN feel happy and safe in school Click to download the pack Reach Understanding children's rights to be involved in education...

additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

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

...here to visit the website My Rights, My Say Helping children aged 12-15 with ASN to speak up about the support they need with their education. Click here to visit the website 'Challenging inequality and...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

School pledge pack helps educators demonstrate more inclusive practices

...this Take the pledge Help young people with ASN feel happy and safe in school by committing your support Click here for the pack Pledge pack FAQs Answers to frequently asked...

ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

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

...happen.  Click here to read the vision and overview document summarising how young people with ASN could be better supported in education Click here to read the Vision Statement and find out more on the Scottish Government's...


2021 Elections to the Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum

...or have additional support for learning needs. Help & Support, inc health and wellbeing, ASN etc (3 places) – Your organisation works in the community to support the holistic needs of children, young people and their families to...


‘No detriment on appeals’: call for urgent change to exams certification process ahead of Scottish Parliament Education Debate

... Inclusion Ambassadors The group was set up to ensure views of young people with ASN are heard in education discussions Click to find out more Changing our World Our children and young people's...

appeals assessments covid Education exams SQA

Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...presents a key opportunity for us to learn from young people about what worked well and what hASN't. I can't wait to get going!”. Recruitment for the group launches this week. For more information about Participation Through the Pandemic and...


Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

...always wanted to work with young people, but my dream has always been to be a teacher. It wASN’t until I was 23 that I realised that I would be able to teach in museums, which became my new goal. "Throughout my studies, I found out more...


Scotland’s education system "needs structural and cultural reform"
ASL ASN Education exams Manifesto

New report reveals what really matters to pupils with additional support needs
Additional support ASL ASN Education inclusion pupil voice

Winners announced for inaugural awards, celebrating school pupils with additional support needs
ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Education National Improvement Framework: Data gathering must be accurate, considered and purposeful
ASL ASN children and young people Children's rights Consultation response Education Poverty

New project to better understand what pupil support in Scotland should look like
additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential
Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic
additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion

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

Inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown
additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

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

...for learning Click to visit School closures 'monumental' for children with ASN Sally Cavers writes for TES on the additional challenges facing learners with ASN Click to read the...

Additional support Angela Morgan ASL ASL review ASN

Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

...support needs. This now needs to translate into local action, with continuity for children with ASN essential. “Flexibility on schools opening during the summer holiday period will be helpful in supporting transitions. “The Cabinet Secretary...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

Not Included, Not Engaged, Not Involved: Survey finds autistic children are missing out on education
additional support needs ASN Autism School


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AC24 - Resources

...their slides 1c | The lowdown on life after school: Exploring transitions for young people with ASN from ARC Scoltand – Scottish Transitions Forum Workshop slides 1d | All behaviour is communication: distressed behaviour and support at...


Workshops AC24

...work! 1c The lowdown on life after school: Exploring transitions for young people with ASN ARC Scoltand – Scottish Transitions Forum Room: Moncreiff 2 This co-designed and delivered interactive workshop aims to shed light on the...


Programme AC24 - Day One

...| description The lowdown on life after school: Exploring transitions for young people with ASN from ARC Scotland - Scottish Transitions Forum | description All behaviour is communication: distressed behaviour and support at school from...


Our history

...Years ago, this approach would have been seen to be radical. Direct engagement with young people wASN’t common, and if it was, it was very tokenistic … things have changed dramatically, and Children in Scotland has absolutely been at the...


Contacts

...2022. It provided funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs (ASN) in Scotland to access their funded ELC entitlement. Staff working in ELC settings could apply for funding for training, resources, equipment and...


Media enquiries

...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 strengthening inclusive childcare, and opening up childcare,...



No results found.


No results found.


Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda
post

... Posted 10 May 2022, by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASN Education Following the Scottish local council elections last week, the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition (SCSC) has urged...

additional support for learning ASN Education

Call 12: Support our pupils and teachers: embed understanding of ASN in initial teacher training and ongoing development
post

... Call 12: Support our pupils and teachers: embed understanding of ASN in initial teacher training and ongoing development By Charlene Tait We want to see every child in Scotland reach their potential. The presumption of mainstreaming...


Restraint and seclusion in schools
post

...seclusion in schools Posted 23 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education Three years on from its report into the use of restraint and seclusion in schools, ENABLE Scotland has highlighted...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

Supporting working mothers
post

...they needed when children were ages 0-5 so that going back to work after maternity leave wASN't so financially tough. It could give women the chance to keep their careers at the level they were at by spreading state-backed spend as they...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Scottish-led study identifies dyslexia gene
post

...study Posted 25 October, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASL ASN dyslexia Education Health literacy Scientists have for the first time pinpointed a number of genes that are reliably associated with...

additional support for learning ASL ASN dyslexia Education Health literacy

Consultation opens on physical intervention in schools
postEducation human rights rights

Report highlights success of family support programme
postHealth parenting

First Child Disability Payment statistics released
post

...across three Scottish local authority areas. Related content Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda May 10, 2022 Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC Apr 22, 2022 Rewind welfare reform says new report Apr 13,...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

New rights-focused badge for Scouts
postChildren's rights rights

Young People's Guarantee receives extra funding
post

...out more about the Young Person's Guarantee Related content Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda May 10, 2022 Young carers running on empty, says leading charity Mar 16, 2022 Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

Member directory: full
post

...for disabled people to learn, compose and perform music | drakemusicscotland.org Dunbar ASN Community Collective Community support group for children with ASN and their families | dunbarASNcommunity.com Dundee Bairns Food and activity...


Q&A with Aileen Shrimpton
post

...neurodivergent employees Posted 29 March 2022, by Catherine Bromley ASL ASN neurodiversity training Ahead of our neurodiversity awareness training, Aileen Shrimpton (pictured) reminds us why...

ASL ASN neurodiversity training

First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
post

...to read) criticised progress so far, warning that child poverty targets would be missed if more wASN’t done “at much greater scale and pace”. Alongside a number of recommendations the Commission specifically call for the payment to be...

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Autism and change
post

...people during times of change Posted 8 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond ASL ASN Autism Ahead of our upcoming webinar focusing on autism and change, Corrie McLean (pictured) reminds us why supporting children...

ASL ASN Autism

Member directory: A-F
post

...for disabled people to learn, compose and perform music | drakemusicscotland.org Dunbar ASN Community Collective Community support group for children with ASN and their families | dunbarASNcommunity.com Dundee Bairns Food and activity...


Supporting young people in the Scottish justice system
post

...that can help them with their journey through the journey system.” Co-creation: ‘I wASN’t just a box-ticking exercise’ Paul was one of the people sharing his experience to help build the site. He said: “Working on this...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

Standardised Testing policy fails pupils and teachers
post

...incomprehensible - more so when it’s claimed that funding to reduce class sizes, or to extend ASN provision, or to offer universal free school meals to all young people, just isn’t there. It has also come to light that the company behind the...

Education

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
post

...the Care Inspectorate said that the pathway planning process for care leavers was out of date (it hASN’t been reviewed since 2003). “[The pathway planning ] isn’t linked to the GIRFEC approach that has proved to help staff work together...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

Members Bill to give legal right to transition support
post

...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 right...

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions

Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned
post

...Poppy, who said: “Without the £20 a week increase, I was having to budget but the money just wASN’t stretching to my bills. So for me, £20 a week is a lifeline. It buys Poppy’s packed lunches and her food for the week. “The government...

Benefits child poverty News universal credit

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Girls and autism
post

...on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond (updated 24 May 2022) ASL ASN Autism Too often, girls and young women with autism are overlooked and struggle to get a diagnosis until they reach crisis point....

ASL ASN Autism

"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"
postAdditional support additional support for ASL ASN Education