Riddell suggests ways to tackle declining CSPs (10 Feb 2019)
Professor Sheila Riddell was interviewed by The Herald Scotland on a growing concern over a steady decline of (co-ordinated support plan) CSPs since the Additional Support for Learning Act was introduced in 2004.
In response, Riddell noted that councils were largely unconcerned about the decline. She suggested that the qualification criteria for a CSP should be simplified and training for local authority and school staff should be in place to increase their understanding of the system in general, including statutory entitlements.
Earlier on, Professor Lani Florian also made comments on failure of inclusion for children with ASN, noting that the problem is not in mainstreaming but the consistency of quality ASN provision.
These two articles can be accesed via the following links:
- (The Herald Scotland, 10 February 2019, interview with Professor Sheila Riddell) Growing concern over decline in support plans
- (TES, 30 March 2018, interview with Professor Lani Florian) 'Inclusion isn't a problem ─ the issue is consistency'
- Making rights a reality for children with additional support needs
- Autonomy, Rights and Children with Special Needs: A New Paradigm?
- Dispute resolution in additional support needs: Working together to improve children’s and families’ experiences in Scotland
- Dispute resolution and avoidance in education: A study of special and additional support needs in England and Scotland