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Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

Section 9 – Duty to prepare co-ordinated support plans

19.This section specifies the duties relating to co-ordinated support plans. Where it is established that a child or young person does require a co-ordinated support plan, and the education authority are responsible for their school education, then the authority must prepare a plan. The plan must record:

  • the reasons for the individual’s need for additional support,

  • the planned outcomes to be achieved that will ensure that the individual benefits from school education,

  • the additional support required to achieve these outcomes and who will provide that support,

  • the school the individual is to attend,

  • the details of the nominated person who will co-ordinate the plan, and

  • contact details of a named officer from whom information and advice may be sought.

20.The nominated co-ordinator and the contact person can be either one person or two separate people. The co-ordinator does not need to be employed by the education authority but the contact person does.

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