If school is stressing you out, check out the advice from Childline on things you can try to help you cope better. Our fave tip? Try breaking down a big problem into smaller ones you can solve one at a time. Then it doesn’t feel like so much to deal with…
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If you get extra support at school, you may have a learning support plan. Your plan will set out targets for each term, and the support you need to reach them.
You have the right to be involved in deciding what goes in this plan. You should get the chance to talk to your teachers about whether the plan is working out well for you.
Confused? Get in touch for more advice about planning your learning and support.
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An advocacy worker can help you share your views at meetings where decisions are made about you. They can help you work out what you want to say and can even speak for you if that’s what you want.
You can ask your school or council for help finding an advocacy worker. Or call the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance 0131 524 1975.
If you’re care experienced, check out who your local advocate is at Who Cares? Scotland.
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“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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A film by Young champions from the Fostering Network Scotland about the positive role that foster care can have in young people’s lives.
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A film from the Leaders of Learning project. #LeadLearnScot
Filmed at Preston Lodge High School, Prestonpans, East Lothian.
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You should get the chance to have your say at meetings to plan what you learn and the support you need. If you’re nervous about going to meetings you can take someone with you to help you get your views across.
- You know yourself better than anyone else does
- Before you go into a meeting think about what’s important to you
- Adults must listen to what you think is right for you
- Getting involved can make you feel more in control of your life
- There are people who can help you have a say. They are called advocates. Ask your school to help you find one.
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