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Doran review, 13/11/12 [S]

The Scottish Government has published The Right Help at the Right Time in the Right Place - Strategic Review of Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs.

The Report of the Doran Review† sets out the strategic vision for provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs in Scotland. The findings and recommendations for provision are set out across four themed areas; Culture, Complex Additional Support Needs and Expertise, Policy Choice and Learning Experiences, Interagency Working, Planning and Review, and National and Local Provision and the Role of the Scottish Government.

The main findings of the review are:

  • The good practice in existing services should be more widely shared
  • Increased strategic commissioning of specialist services for those with complex additional support needs
  • Strong partnership must be maintained to deliver reform of the sector between 2012 and 2017.
The Scottish Government's has published a response to each of the 21 recommendations across the four themed areas.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

The Right Help at the Right Time in the Right Place. Strategic Review of Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs.
Meeting the needs of Scotlandís children and young people with complex additional support needs - Scottish Government response
Supporting Implementation of Additional Support for Learning in Scotland
Scottish Government news release
Children in Scotland news release