Let’s Talk ASN is a FREE service for the parents of children with additional support needs who may require support in relation to a dispute or potential dispute with an education authority.
Who can use the service? The service can be used by anyone who has the right to make a reference (a type of appeal) to the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (ASNTS). You will usually be told by the education authority when you have the right to make a reference, but you can contact us to check the position if you are not sure.
Typically, the right to make a reference to the ASNTS would involve one or more of the following:
- a decision about a Co-ordinated Support Plan (or CSP); a placing request for a special school; a placing request for a mainstream school, where the child has a CSP (or is being considered for one); or the transition process from school to post-school provision.
- The service covers parents (and carers) of children with additional support needs and also young people (aged 16 or 17) with additional support needs themselves.
To contact the service or to find out more: Let’s Talk ASN, c/o Govan Law Centre, 18-20 Orkney Street, Glasgow G51 2BZ