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As a parent or carer, you might be concerned your child has Additional Learning Needs (ALN). A child or young person has ALN if they:
have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream maintained school or Further Education Institution
You can find information and guidance for children and young people who need extra support to learn below.
We worked with other local authorities in the Central South region to produce an ALN information, advice and guidance booklet for parents and carers:
ALN guidance booklet for parents and carers
Read information on the new ALN system and how this will change the way that schools will work with you to identify and support the needs of children and young people.
Find out what to do if you think a child or young person needs extra support to learn. Information on who to talk to and how to get support.
Details of the key people involved with ALN support and who to contact for help.
Information on Person Centred Practice, One Page Profiles and Individual Development Plans (IDP)
What to do if you are not happy about a decision made during the ALN process.
Information on supporting agencies and charities that can help with additional learning needs.
For ALN enquiries, please contact:
The Index is for families who have children age 0-18 years, who have a disability or additional need and live in the Vale of Glamorgan.
It’s a way of us keeping families informed about what’s available locally and nationally.
You’ll receive a newsletter every three months, packed full with information about events, activities, playschemes and services, as well as regular ebulletins.
Sign up is free and completely voluntary and you don’t need to have a diagnosed disability.
There is more information on our web pages, as well as a quick video and an online registration form.
The Index for Children and Young People with Disabilities or Additional Needs