Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Scottish Sensory Centre evaluation of educational provision for children and young people with sensory impairment in Scotland

The Scottish Sensory Centre (SSC) was commissioned by the Scottish Government to identify the age, stage and type of provision offered to children and young people with sensory impairment in Scotland. CREID is undertaking the work on behalf of the SSC.


The main aim of the project is to ensure that guidance and support structures introduced at national level are understood and applied consistently and coherently by everyone involved in the education of children with sensory impairments in Scotland.

The research has two parts:

  1. An investigation of the numbers of children and young people (3-18) attending Scottish schools, including publicly funded placements at grant aided special schools and babies and young children (0-3) who are visually impaired, Deaf or Deafblind and, where possible, break this down by local authority areas.
  2. An analysis of the extent to which teachers working wholly or mainly with sensory impaired pupils in the above settings have the appropriate competences that are required to work with these children as specified in the Scottish Government guidelines.


Start date August 2011
End date March 2012

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