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The buck stops with schools

Schools will have to take on even more burdens under the revised system as they manage the complex inter-agency work for pupils with support plans that is now run by social workers, Cosla advises.

"This will involve considerably greater case management time than the record of needs and a significant requirement for training across agencies," councils point out. The say that Executive has yet to put costs against this.

Pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties would be considered for CSPs when they were ruled out of records, creating even more work for teachers.

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