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Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004, as amended

This Act provides a framework for local authorities and other agencies to support all children with their learning. It came into force in November 2005. It introduced the concept of additional support needs, gave parents and pupils new rights and placed duties on local authorities and other agencies. It also set in place the processes for resolving differences for families and authorities – mediation, dispute resolution and the Additional Support Needs Tribunal. View the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 in full.

The Act was amended in 2009 and the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009 came into force in November 2010.