0131 651 6444/ 07386656710 step@ed.ac.uk

Find information and support from these organisations

We’ve put together some useful organisations that can help you access education and wider support in ways that are appropriate for you and your family.  Please contact STEP directly if you want help getting connected with the right support.  

Education Scotland

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

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.


NSPCC is the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. They offer information and support to children, families and anyone with concerns about a child’s safety.


A free service supporting children and young people with anything they are going through in their lives.

Police Scotland

Contact Police Scotland find information and support to help keep you, your family and friends safe.


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


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

Friends, Families, Travellers (FFT)

FFT provide support to individuals and families from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and work to end racism and discrimination against GRT people and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life.


Romano Lav is a community-based organisation and registered charity working in Govanhill, Glasgow with the local migrant Roma communities.

Roma Support Group

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

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.


The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) is a volunteer-led organisation that works to ensure that parents play a full and equal role in education. 

Respect Me

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

Enquire Advice Service

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


ParentLine Scotland is the free, confidential, parent support helpline in Scotland.