Some children or young people may need extra support, long or short term, to help them make the most of their school education and to feel fully included in their learning.
Children may need extra help for a variety of reasons, for example:
We decide which children have additional support needs by using the Stepped Approach as outlined in Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC).
The staff who help you child are as follows:
There are a number of ways we can help children with additional support needs through our use of methods, resources and staff.
Contact the child's school or early years centre that your child attends. The staff there will be able to help you.
More information on how we assess your child's ASN requirements.
More information is available on children's social and care services on West Dunbartonshire HSCP website.
If your child has additional support needs you can make a placing request to any of our schools. You do not need to live in the area.
A young person with additional support needs has the right to make a placing request for them self.
If we refuse your child's placing request you can appeal to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal. However, if you live outside West Dunbartonshire your appeal is heard by an appeals committee and then the Sheriff, i.e. you do not appeal to the tribunal.