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Children in Scotland have most rights in Europe.

Children in Scotland have most rights in Europe.

Children in Scotland now have the most rights in Europe if they need additional help with schooling, Education Secretary John Swinney said.

He spoke out as new legislation extending their rights come into force.

Provisions in the Education (Scotland) Act 2016 mean that from January 10 youngsters aged between 12 and 15 who require additional support in their education will be able to influence decisions about this.

 

As part of this, students will be able to ask their school or local council to find out if they need extra help and to have a say in any support plans that are made.

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