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Get help accessing education from national organisations

We’ve put together some useful national organisations that can help you access education in ways that are appropriate for you and your family.  Please contact STEP if you would like any further support or guidance. 

Respect Me

Scotland’s anti-bullying service, working to raise awareness, inform policies, provide skills and build confidence to deal with bullying.


Barnardos provide lots of services to support families, including specific transitions and early years services for Gypsy/Travellers.

PINS Scotland

PINs is the largest network supporting the voluntary sector and partners who work with vulnerable and excluded learners.

Scottish Showmen’s Guild

A section of The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain. this organisation governs funfairs and rides operated by Members in Scotland.

Enquire Advice Service

Enquire provides information and advice to young people, parents and professionals about additional support for learning.

Education Otherwise

This UK-based organisation provides support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school by their parents.

National Literacy Trust

An independent charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life.

Article 12

National network of young people which promotes youth rights as laid out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Seeking to challenge and dismantle barriers that deny Black and Minority Ethnic carers access to health, social work and other social care services.


A Scottish charity providing independent information and support for anyone interested in home education.

Education Scotland

A Scottish Government executive agency responsible for supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education.

Roma Support Group

The Roma Support Group is a Roma-led Registered Charity working with East European Roma refugees and migrants.