The Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland deal with issues which arise between parents or young people in relation to:
- aspects of Co-odinated Support Plans
- refusal of a Placing Request if the child has or is about to have a Co-ordinated Support Plan
The tribunals will now also hear and decide claims of disability discrimination relating to pupils in Scottish schools.
The tribunal process involves careful presentation by both the family and the education service. Evidence to support views from both sides are sent to the tribunal. The tribunal has three members who have knowledge and experience of additional support needs. One of the three will be a lawyer. The tribunal meets and hears evidence from both sides and also from any witnesses. Following the hearing which may last for 1 or 2 days the tribunal will consider the evidence and make recommendations on how the situation can be resolved.
A useful guide on tribunals can be found on Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland website: www.asntscotland.gov.uk.
You can find information on tribunals on the ENQUIRE website.