Additional Support For Learning

Monday, 20 August 2018
Request Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Response Date
Friday, August 18, 2017


1.     This question relates to Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (ASN Tribunals) brought against your local authority. For each financial year (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17*) please state:
a)     The total number of registered references (aka appeals/claims) 
b)     Of those (a), the total number of references conceded by your local authority before reaching a hearing
c)     The total number of references that reached a hearing (in person or in papers)
d)     Of those (c), the total number of ASN Tribunals (including First Tier and Upper Tribunals) found in favour of your local authority
e)     Total legal costs to your local authority to contest appeals brought at ASN tribunals (including First Tier and Upper Tribunals)
2.     This question relates to children aged 5-16 with Co-ordinated Support Plans  living within your local authority area who are not registered at any school / have no school place (including special schools and alternative provision). For each of the following dates (1 July 2013, 1 July 2014, 1 July 2015, 1 July 2016 and 1 July 2017**), please state the total number: 
a)     Home educated
b)     Awaiting provision
c)     For all those awaiting provision, please state i) the average length of wait (mean average) and ii) the 5 longest lengths of wait.   
*If this data is held in school years, please provide the data for each school year specified, including 2016-17 to date.  
** If data is not available for 1st July each year, please provide the information for the nearest date possible, for the same month, in each year specified.



2012-3 None

2013-4 None



a) 5

b) 0

c) 3

d) 1

e) Nil.  All cases are conducted in-house.



a) 5

b) 0

c) 2

d) 0

e) Nil.  All cases are conducted in-house.



a) 3

b) ongoing

c) ongoing

d) ongoing

e) Nil.  All cases are conducted in-house.



There are no Home Educated pupils with a CSP, so the answer to each question is zero