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Useful Information - Education

ASN Tribunals for Scotland

The Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (ASNTS) were established in November 2005 by Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 which made provision for the establishment of the Tribunals which now hear cases involving children and young people who face the biggest barriers to learning. You can visit their site by clicking on their logo.

GIRFEC is the national approach in Scotland to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of our children and young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people.  It supports them and their parent(s) to work in partnership with the services that can help them.  Click the logo to find out more.

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is about improving the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. The Act is wide ranging and includes key parts of the Getting it right for every child approach, commonly known as GIRFEC.

Wellbeing sits at the heart of the GIRFEC approach and reflects the need to tailor the support and help that children, young people and their parents are offered to support their wellbeing.

A child or young person’s wellbeing is influenced by everything around them and the different experiences and needs they have at different times in their lives.

Wellbeing is broader than child protection and how we tend to think about welfare.

To help make sure everyone – children, young people, parents, and the services that support them – has a common understanding of what wellbeing means, we describe it in terms of eight indicators.

The eight wellbeing indicators are commonly referred to by their initial letters - SHANARRI.  

Click the SHANARRI wheel to find out more.

Click the SHANARRI Poster to see a larger version.

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