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Govan Law Centre  


Govan Law Centre’s Education Law Unit is Scotland’s expert legal resource in the field of school education. They focus on tackling discrimination, promoting human rights and the rights of disabled pupils and pupils with additional support needs. This is a national project, and they can advise anyone in Scotland – although they may not be able to represent you.

SensationALL provides support and activities for neurodiverse individuals and those with complex support needs. ALL ages, ALL conditions and ALL members of the family in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. 

SensationALL are our key partners on Binky the Sensory Bus, providing support in Peterhead and Fraserburgh through the Aberdeenshire Whole Family Wellbeing Fund. 

 Supporting children and young adults in Inverness who have additional support needs.


SNAP exists to improve the lives of young people with additional needs by providing social experiences, building self-esteem, and encouraging independence. They provide opportunities for making friends and socialising supported by their caring and experienced staff and volunteer team

The Pines Highland 

The Pines website provides a variety of useful information about neurodevelopmental conditions, before and after diagnosis.

Everything they do is underpinned by the Highland Practice Model

The Promise Scotland  

Scotland made its promise following the Independent Care Review, which made clear its current "care system" wasn't working.

The Convention has 54 articles covering all aspects of a child’s life & set out the civil, political, economic, social & cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults & governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.

 Self Directed Support Scotland represents organisations run by & for disabled people, supporting thousands of people across Scotland with their social care choices. 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international human rights treaty. It makes it clear that disabled people have the same rights as non-disabled people & should not be seen or treated as mere recipients of welfare.

Social Work provides a variety of services for people with a physical and/or learning disability.

Services are provided by the Community Learning Disabilities Team, Transitions Team and Community Care.

The Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body with the aim of supporting improvement. They look at the quality of care in Scotland to ensure it meets standards set by them. Where they find that improvement is needed, they should support services to make positive changes.

Living Wage Scotland aims to increase the number of employees in Scotland who receive the real Living Wage.

Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy & fulfilling lives.

Holistic whole family support: routemap & national principles

A routemap for delivering the vision & principles of holistic whole family support to promote consistent standards of practice across Scotland which will help to deliver improved outcomes for children, young people & families.

Aberdeen City Autism Strategy & Action Plan

Aberdeen City’s Autism Strategy is a whole life strategy, which has been co-produced by Aberdeen City Council (ACC), NHS Grampian, Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership (ACHSCP) & other partners.

The Scottish Strategy for Autism

Scottish Strategy for Autism to ensure that progress is made across Scotland in delivering quality services for people with autism & their families.

Quarriers, who provide this service, support unpaid carers with services in Moray, Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire. 

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is the Scottish Government's commitment to provide all children, young people & their families with the right support at the right time. This is so that every child & young person in Scotland can reach their full potential.

ASA is a local charity providing an independent advocacy service for people in the city of Aberdeen.  Their service is free & confidential & all staff & volunteers work to The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance’s (SIAA) Principles & Standards and Code of Practice.

Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the more than one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty. 

Urgent Assistance Fund 

Aberlour’s Urgent Assistance Fund can provide immediate relief to families with children (aged 21 and under) who are suffering extreme hardship. Families who are struggling to provide food, heating and clothing for their children.

Child Protection Scotland

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