MSPs support greater rights for children

The Scotsman reports that laws giving greater rights to children needing additional support in school have been backed by MSPs.
The Scottish Parliament has voted unanimously for the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill which allows parents to make placement requests for their children outwith the local area. It also gives parents the right to appeal against any refusal.  Children’s minister Adam Ingram said the bill will “fix deficiencies” in legislation from 2004 and “strengthen the rights” of children with additional support needs and their parents.