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Additional support for learning: guidance on assessing capacity and considering wellbeing

Published: 20 Dec 2017
Part of:
Children and families, Education, Equality and rights

Guidance on the assessment of capacity and consideration of wellbeing in respect of additional support for learning in school education.

23 page PDF


23 page PDF


Additional support for learning: guidance on assessing capacity and considering wellbeing
Annex B Resources

23 page PDF


Annex B Resources

Resources in support of Children's Rights and assessment of capacity and wellbeing

Children's Rights

Enquire's webpages
Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning.
Their REACH website offers information and advice to children and young people on their rights.

Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland
The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland website has information on participation and education, and their 7 Golden Rules for participation.

Rights Respecting Schools Awards
UNICEF works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn. UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

It's About Ability
This child-friendly UNICEF publication explains the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Its main purpose is to empower children, with and without disabilities, to play their part in challenging discrimination and promoting the Convention's principles.

Assessment of wellbeing

Getting it right for every child interactive guide
The guide gives staff a clear understanding of wellbeing and demonstrates the links between wellbeing and the teaching and learning process. It provides tools in the form of wellbeing wheels to gauge the level of wellbeing.

National Guidance on Child Protection 2014

Other helpful resources

The Supporting Children's Learning Code of Practice (Third Edition) 2017

Autism toolbox
Autism toolbox provides helpful approaches to supporting communication.

Supporting Learners and Families - Dyslexia toolkit

Intandem provides mentors for children aged between 8-14 years who are looked after by their local authority, but living at home.

Centre for excellence for looked after children in Scotland- CELCIS

Who Cares? Scotland
Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland.

Parental Involvement Act

Getting It Right For Looked After Children And Young People Strategy

Looked After Children's Rights

Young Carers

Skills Development Scotland ( SDS)
SDS support pupils, parents and teachers with a range of career information advice and guidance ( CIAG) services. Their interactive school services table provides an overview of the support on offer from Primary 5 through to S6.

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance publications