Information for Parents / Carers

Download information leaflets on "The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 and 2009 and Requesting an Assessment and Resolving disagreements.

Download STARS (Supported to Achieve Real Success) leaflet which provides information about enhanced provision. Please also Download Right Support, Right Place, Right Time - a guide for parents, a leaflet which clarifies for parents how their child's additional support needs will be met

For information about mediation in the education of children and young people with Additional Support Needs please see the following.


Information and support may be accessed from the Enquire  website.  There is lots of practical advice and information about the education and additional support needs system in Scotland.  Enquire will explain how the system may relate to your situation and advise you on possible ways forward.

For a handy guide to Enquire publications and online resources download the Enquire publication list (pdf 568Kb).

Placing requests

For parents who wish to make a placing request, information is available through the website at the following link: Choosing a school

In the event that you wish to make a placing request to an out-of authority independent school, please contact the Quality Improvement Manager (Additional Support Needs) on 01224 664886.  If a placing request is refused, parents/carers have the right to appeal – please refer to the information leaflet above entitled ‘Resolving disagreements’.

Aberdeenshire council has on occasion and in exceptional circumstances agreed to the placement of children/young people in schools outwith the authority.  Further information can be found on our website

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