Understand your rights to extra support and...

Your rights to be involved

You have the right to get extra help with your learning and for your views to be listened to when decisions are being made about your support.

Once you reach your 12th birthday you have the right to be more involved in decisions about your support. This means you can:

  • ask your school to find out if you need extra support
  • have your say in plans and decisions made about the support you get
  • have someone with you at meetings (called an advocate) to help you share your views and understand what’s going on
  • question plans made for you or make an appeal if you’re not happy with what your plans say
  • get help to sort out any disagreements about your support.

My Rights, My Say is a partnership between Enquire (including Reach), Children in Scotland, Partners in Advocacy and Cairn Legal. They can help you talk to your school or sort out a disagreement with them.

To get help, tell us what you need.