Your rights

Your right to have a say in the support you need at school

Find out about your rights to be supported, included, listened to and involved in decisions at school.

I want to know more about my rights. 

Mental health

It’s not easy to talk

Young people have a say

An advocate can help you make your voice heard at school

Did you know that you have the right to have a say in decisions made about your support at school? Watch this to find out how an advocate can help you make your voice heard.

My Rights My Say can help you to use your rights. 


Mediation – what it is and how it could help resolve disagreements about your support at school

Find out more about what mediation is and how it can help solve disagreements.

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Your rights

What if I disagree with decisions made about what’s right for me at school?

Find out different ways to sort out disagreements about your support in school.

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Your rights

What young people think about rights

Each pupil should be given the ability to be in control of their own education.

It helps all young people to feel equal to adults.

12 – 15 year olds are just as entitled to their rights as over 16 year olds.

It helps us feel more respected.

Changing School

Pupil voice: leaving primary school

Leaving primary school for secondary school is a massive deal! It’s a big change that can be worrying but also exciting.

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Your rights

Inclusive Education

How can sharing what it’s like to receive additional support in school help other young people?

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Out of school

Pupil voice: I’m at risk of exclusion. This is how the Inclusion Unit helped me.

Reach met with a group of young people about how the Inclusion Unit at their school has helped them keep learning.

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Out of school

Pupil Voice: the importance of having a safe space at school

Sometimes it may seem hard to control your behaviour. What may help is having a safe space at school.

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Money and housing issues

Support at school for pupils who have been made homeless

Every day 60 children are made homeless in Scotland. What extra help might make school easier for them?

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Alcohol and drugs

Drugs and alcohol – issues and support

What are the biggest issues surrounding drug and alcohol use among young people?

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Pupil voice: talking about bullying

Bullying can take many forms, from teasing someone to online bullying on social media.

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