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Education and employment Scotland

Abilitynet Tel: 0800 269 545 Email: Website: Provides assessments, equipment and training to help children with additional needs get the most out of education. Their site has factsheets, skillsheets and free downloadable software.

ARC Scotland Tel: 0131 663 4444 Email: Website: Support providers of services to people with a learning disability. They provide training, learning and support through ‘short’ courses, skills development programmes and design bespoke, tailor made training.

CHIP (Children in the Highlands Information Point) Tel: 01463 711189 Email Website: CHIP gives information, support and advice to the families and carers of children and young people who need additional support in or outside of school and to professionals who work with them. They also give out information packs and organise training events for families and professionals.

The Disabled Workers Co-operative Website: A charity that helps enable people with disabilities to take an active role in the economy and achieve a greater sense of self-worth and also to raise awareness of the contribution that they can make to society. Their website allows the employers to post their job vacancies for free.

Employability and Tackling Poverty Website: A website which has been designed as a practical guide for anyone who is involved in employability or tackling poverty.

ENABLE Scotland Tel: 0300 000 101 Email: Website: Supports people who have learning disabilities and their families to live, work and take part in their communities.

Enquire Helpline: 0845 123 2303 Tel: 0131 222 2425 Email: Website: A national advice service for additional educational needs in Scotland. It provides independent advice and information to families of children who need extra help at school, to children and young people themselves and to the professionals who work on their behalf.

Lead Scotland Tel: 0131 228 9441 Email: Website: A voluntary organisation set up to widen access to learning for disabled young people and adults and carers across Scotland.

Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments Tel: 01236 456 100 Email: Website: Provide educational and therapy services for children and young people throughout Scotland affected by cerebral palsy and related conditions. Children access the Centre through a variety of methods, including self-referral (by parents), through the NHS or from Local Authority Education Departments.

Scottish Childcare Website: Provides free information on childcare pre-school education services throughout Scotland, childcare availability in your area including: nurseries, childminders, playgroups and out of school care; funded pre-school education places for three and four years olds and much more.

Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) Telephone: 0131 556 2316 Email: Website: Provides information, advice and guidance to parents and training or advice for teachers.

SQA Tel: 0345 279 1000 Email: Website: Provides information about the provision of additional support during assessment and examinations.

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