Doran Review - Call for Evidence

Categories: Education and Leisure and Cultural Activities

14th February 2012

The Doran Review is currently looking at how best to provide for the needs of Scottish children and young people with the most complex learning needs.

Children and young people with additional support needs may attend a mainstream nursery or school in their local education authority or a specialist nursery, day or residential school, within or outside their home area. Children and young people with complex additional support needs require individualised programmes of support from educational services and other services such as health, social work and voluntary organisations.

The Review will consider how well the assessment, support, funding and decision making processes that already exist locally and nationally are working.

The Review Group will use their findings to make recommendations to the Scottish Government by Summer 2012 as to how these aspects could be improved or changed.

Children and young people with complex additional support needs face multiple barriers to their learning and development. These factors may relate to the learning environment, family circumstances, disability or health needs or a combination of these. To make progress and achieve their potential, the children and young people with complex additional support needs require assistance from specialist professionals.

Deadline: 16th March 2012

 

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