The Scottish Children's Services Coalition calls on the Scottish Government to urgently review how local authorities are supporting children and young people with complex and high level needs.
Writing in The Scotsman, Jackie Blair, Director of Education at coalition member, Spark of Genius, highlights that while mainstreaming of those children and young people with additional support needs is the ideal, greater resourcing is required to give adequate support.
Writing in The Scotsman, Chris Green, headteacher at Spark of Genius' Harbour Point School, a coalition member, highlights the need for greater support for those with additional support needs if they are to realise their full potential.
We call on the Scottish Government to urgently review how local authorities are supporting children and young people with complex and high level needs.
We call for additional resourcing for those requiring additional support as new figures show an escalating number of children with additional support needs while specialist teacher numbers slump.
Our letter to the media highlighting the need for greater support after a recorded increase in the proportion of school leavers with ASN not in 'positive destinations'.
We call for incoming council administrations and the Scottish Government to act urgently and increase funding as new figures highlight an 11% cut in additional support for learning spend per pupil since 2012/13.
The number of pupils identified with autism, dyslexia and other conditions has increased dramatically, reinforcing call for greater support
SCSC letter in The Herald calling for the reinstatement of the bursary for trainee educational psychologists, following a disturbing fall in the number of these.
The SCSC raises concerns that thousands of Scottish children and young people with Additional Support Needs (ASN), such as those with learning difficulties, learning disabilities, autism and care experience, may not be getting the support they are entitled to.