Do all looked after children have additional support needs?

The 2009 ASL Act says that all looked after children and young people have additional support needs unless the education authority, after assessment, decides they do not need additional support to benefit from their education.

This means that the education authority must identify the additional support needs, if any, of every looked after child or young person whose education they are responsible for. They must also identify whether any of these children or young people need a co-ordinated support plan.


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