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Coordinated Support Plan

Coordinated Support Plan

Some children who have additional support needs will need support from their school and from other services such as social work and the NHS.

A coordinated support plan helps to make sure that all the services work together to meet your child's learning and support needs.

How do I know if my child needs a coordinated support plan?

A coordinated support plan must be created for a child who has additional support needs, if the answer is yes to all 4 of the following questions:

  • Is Clackmannanshire Council responsible for the education of the child or young person?
  • Does the child or young person have complex or multiple needs, which have significant adverse impact on the child or young person’s learning? 
  • Is there evidence that the additional support needs of this child or young person will last for more than a year?
  • Do the additional support needs require a significantly high level of co-ordinated input from one or more appropriate agency as well as education?

Complex factors

These are factors which are major barriers to learning for children and young people.

Multiple factors

Multiple factors are not complex by themselves, but together are a major barrier to learning.

Support from other agencies

We will consider how often your child gets support, who is involved and whether this support is needed to make sure your child’s agreed learning targets are met.

Requesting an assessment

You have the right to ask us to assess if your child should be considered for a co-ordinated support plan. You can ask us for a specific type of assessment to help decide if a coordinated support plan is needed. However, you can't ask for a specific person or organisation to make the assessment.

A young person aged 16 or over can make this request themselves.

If you have any further questions or would like to request an assessment, please contact your child's school.

More information

You can also refer to the Scottish Government's Coordinated Support Plan page.

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

Educational Support Officer, Education & Schools
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000