Enquire – The Scottish advice service for additional support for learning

​With the right support all children in Scotland can get the most from school.

What is Enquire?

Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. Providing easy to understand advice and information about additional support for learning legislation and guidance for families and professionals.

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Blog/News

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Following the popularity of our webinar on supporting children with ADHD in school, we spoke further with Geraldine Mynors who shares some top tips for parents and carers about talking

Blog/Working together

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As the My Rights, My Say service approaches its sixth birthday, Participation and Communication Officer, Susie Dalton, reflects on the service and the role of the partners involved, as well

Blog/News

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Enquire responded to the recent call for evidence from the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee as part of their Inquiry into Additional Support for Learning (ASL) highlighting

Blog/Care Experience

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Enquire have launched an exciting new project, funded by The Promise Partnership. Designed to help keep Scotland’s Promise to care experienced children and young people, Enquire’s Promise project will see

Blog/Policy and Legislation

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Enquire have responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the proposed Restraint and Seclusion (Prevention in Schools) (Scotland) Bill, reflecting on the current limited legislation and guidance, and the impact

Blog/Additional support needs

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Ahead of World Teacher Day (5 Oct), Gerry Diamond discusses the importance of a trauma-informed approach in schools, and how doing so can have an impact that lasts a lifetime.  

Blog/News

Photo. A row of awards with a wooden base and glass rectangle. Some read Success looks Different Winner, others read Success Looks Different Runner Up.

Three schools and one nursery have been announced as winners of this years’ Success Looks Different Awards in recognition of how they celebrate, promote and support inclusion. The awards invited

Blog/Working together

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After witnessing May Dunsmuir speak earlier in the year about the importance of families, schools and local authorities working together when waiting for a Tribunal hearing we wanted to know

Blog/Policy and Legislation

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Enquire have fed back on the Scottish Government’s Draft Self-Harm Strategy and Action Plan, sharing what we hear on our helpline relating to mental health, anxiety and self-harm.   Our

Blog/Helpline

Enquire continues to help hundreds of parents navigate the additional support for learning landscape.   Between April and June 2023, the Enquire helpline team responded to 433 enquiries from across 29

Blog/Policy and Legislation

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Enquire have responded to the Scottish Government’s proposals around minimum learning hours and the impact they could have on children with additional support needs and their families.   Potential positives

Blog/News

Photo. A row of awards. Each have a wooden triangle block with a clear glass strip which identify Winner or Runner Up and Success Looks Different.

Entries are now open for this year’s awards, recognising good practice relating to inclusion in Scottish educational settings. Returning for a second year, the Success Looks Different was developed by

Blog/Children in care

Jacqueline Cassidy is director for Scotland at the UK’s leading charity, The Fostering Network. During the charity’s annual campaign Foster Care Fortnight™, Jacqueline shares why she believes everyone around children

Blog/Young Carers

With recent work from the Carers Trust highlighting the often unseen struggle of young carers, Kelly Munro reflects on how schools can support young carers in their community  The Scottish

Blog/Families working with schools

As families hear whether their child has been granted a place at the school of their choice, ensuring the right support must remain a top priority, writes Jennifer Drummond  Over

Blog/Helpline

Between January and March the Enquire helpline team responded to 475 enquiries from across all 32 Scottish local authorities. Issues relating to a child’s support continue to be the most

Blog/Support and planning

We need to move away from viewing transition as a linear journey, recognise the ‘messiness’ of change and focus on delivering consistent and co-ordinated person-centred support, writes Billy Anderson. In