Support for learning

Need extra support at school?

People sometimes think only pupils with a diagnosis or a particular condition can get #additional support for learning in school. In fact, you should get help with your learning if you are struggling for whatever reason. Check out some of the reasons why you might need extra support at school sometimes.

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Care experienced

Pupil voice: why it’s important to listen to care-experienced young people

Hear from Lynzy about why it’s important care experienced voices are heard.

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Care experienced

Who Cares? Scotland can help you get your views heard

A lifetime of equality, respect and love for care-experienced people

Get help speaking out at meetings, meet other care-experienced young people, and campaign for your rights.

Who Cares? Scotland.


Care experienced

Pupil voice: how my teacher supported me the day I went into care

“I was heading down a road that would help me. The road would change my life forever and anything was better than the war zone.” Young spokesperson for the Fostering Network has his say.  

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Care experienced

Young people in foster care have their say “Give me a chance”

Young champions from the Fostering Network Scotland have made an ace film called “Give me a Chance” about the positive role that foster care can have in young people’s lives.

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Care experienced

Care-experienced? You have the right to extra support in school if you need it

Find out about ways schools can support you if you’re care-experienced, and hear from other young people in care.

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Care experienced

Teenagers in foster care are being moved too many times

What’s the impact on young people of moving around between foster families? Find out more.

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Leaving school, leaving care

If you’re care-experienced, your school should help you plan what you might do after you leave.

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A rap about the stigma of being in care

Check out this Fixers song by care experienced Caitlin from Inverness.


Care experienced

Why are young people in care?

A Fixers film about why young people might be care experienced.