Govan Law Centre’s Education Law Unit is Scotland’s expert legal resource in the field of school education. We focus on tackling discrimination, promoting human rights and the rights of disabled pupils and pupils with additional support needs. This is a national project, we can advise anyone in Scotland – although we may not be able to represent you.
We provide legal representation in appropriate education law cases to parents or pupils. Our solicitors regularly represent cases in: Additional Support Needs Tribunals; Sheriff Courts; and the Court of Session. Any enquiries please ring 0141 440 2503
Education Law Helpline. This is available to anyone who has an enquiry about any legal aspect of additional support needs in education in Scotland. We have specialists who can assist you. Please ring the Govan Law Centre number.
In-house training to advocacy groups, parents’ organisations, the voluntary sector, schools and other education professionals. Our solicitors and case workers regularly contribute to seminars, conferences and training events. We are happy to tailor events to meet your requirements.
Information and guides for pupils, parents and schools on aspects of education law. Our information work includes: A guide for parents on bullying and the law; Pupils rights using social media; guidance on the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004; and additional support for learning for looked after children.
Let’s Talk ASN Scotland is run in partnership with Barnardos. The service provides advocacy support for families with a right of reference to the ASN Tribunal for Scotland. It is funded by the Scottish Government.
Strategic litigation and policy unit allows solicitors to represent pupils or parents in cases of strategic importance.