Your child may be looking after someone in your family who has an illness, a disability, a mental health problem or a substance misuse issue, and will probably be taking on a practical and emotional caring role.
If your child is from a travelling community, there will be many traditions that are important to them and to you. Staff at your child's school should be aware of this and will work to support your child and respect their traditions.
Under the provisions of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, 'Looked After Children' are defined as those in the care of their local authority. They could be looked after at home, or away from home.
Whatever has caused your child's interrupted learning, they may need some additional support to help them do their best at school.