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A guide for parents. The Education (Additional Support for Learning)(Scotland) Act 2004: 2nd edition

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2000
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Information about The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, which provides ways to manage the financial and welfare affairs of people who are unable to manage them for themselves. Suitable for professionals and lay people.

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Being a witness: I am a witness in court: a guide for people with learning disabilities

Author:
ENABLE Scotland
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
34p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

A booklet designed for people with learning difficulties about being a witness in court. The booklet describes what a witness is , the experience of going to court, and the roles of the different people in court. It also explains about the help available to someone with learning difficulties who is a witness and where to ask for help.

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Being a witness: helping people with learning disabilities who go to court: a guide for carers

Author:
ENABLE Scotland
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
32p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This booklet is aimed at carers and covers how to help adults with learning disabilities who have been asked to be a witness in a criminal court case or at a children’s hearing court case. An adult witness is someone aged 16 or over. It contains information that informal carers, care workers and advocacy or other staff may find useful before, during and after the court case. The court process and the people present are explained, and what a carer can do in advance, on the day and afterwards is outlined.

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Learning disability strategy: section 7 guidance on service principles and service responses

Author:
WALES. Welsh Assembly Government
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Assembly Government
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
24p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

The main focus of this guidance is on the person with a learning disability rather than on their families or carers but ,where appropriate, families and carers are mentioned in the text. The contribution that families and carers can make to the unified assessment process is covered within that guidance and carers are, of course, entitled to their own assessment.

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Supporting People: issues for small, specialist and new providers - interim guidance

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive. Development Department
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
10p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Mental handicap: progress, problems and priorities: a review of mental handicap services in England since the 1971 white paper 'Better services for the mentally handicapped'

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health and Social Security
Publisher:
HMSO
Publication year:
1980
Pagination:
131p.,diags.,tables.
Place of publication:
London

Includes list of circulars and notes for guidance.

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Disability Discrimination Act 1995: guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Education and Employment
Publisher:
HMSO/Great Britain. Department of Education and Employment
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
20p.
Place of publication:
London

Guidance issued under section 3 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 concerning the definition of disability in the Act.

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Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years: statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Education, GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publishers:
Great Britain. Department for Education, Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
292
Place of publication:
London

Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, valid from April 2015. It explains the duties of schools and colleges to provide: reasonable adjustments for disabled children and young people; and extra aids and services for disabled children and young people. The code sets out the principles underpinning the legislation including involving children, young people and parents in decisions about their support, and in planning, commissioning and reviewing services. Key sections cover: impartial information, advice and support; working together across education, health and care for joint outcomes; the local offer; early years providers; schools; further education; preparing for adulthood; education, health and care needs assessments and plans; children and young people in specific circumstances; and resolving disagreements. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years: statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Education, GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publishers:
Great Britain. Department for Education, Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
282
Place of publication:
London

Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, valid until 31 March 2015. It explains the duties of schools and colleges to provide: reasonable adjustments for disabled children and young people; and extra aids and services for disabled children and young people. The code sets out the principles underpinning the legislation including involving children, young people and parents in decisions about their support, and in planning, commissioning and reviewing services. Key sections cover: impartial information, advice and support; working together across education, health and care for joint outcomes; the local offer; early years providers; schools; further education; preparing for adulthood; education, health and care needs assessments and plans; children and young people in specific circumstances; and resolving disagreements. (Edited publisher abstract)

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