Common Ground Mediation

Provides an independent Additional Support Needs (ASN) mediation service within the Scottish education system

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Common Ground Mediation provides independent Additional Support Needs (ASN) mediation in a number of local authority areas across Scotland.  The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Acts of 2004 and 2009 place duties on local authorities to provide access to independent mediation for resolving disputes with parents and carers of children and young people with additional support needs.

If a parent disagrees with anything about their child’s education, they should raise their concerns with the child’s teacher first.  If that is not satisfactory they can then speak to the head teacher or the education authority.  If the problem still can’t be resolved, then the parent should consider using mediation as soon as possible.  Any disagreement about the education of children with additional support needs can be referred to independent mediation.  The aim of the mediation is to prevent disagreements from escalating.


Free service for families.


PO Box 24093

Phone: 0131 553 5200
Minicom: 07760 486 465 (Text)
Helpline number: or 07507 511 502

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