Here you can find links to some of the key policy, legislation and guidance about the education of children with additional support needs in Scotland. This is not a complete list, so if you can’t find the information that you’re looking for here, you can contact the helpline team who will be able to point you in the right direction.

Government policy: the outcomes the Scottish Government are aiming for, and how they plan to reach these aims.

Legislation: the laws that set rules about education in Scotland.

Guidance: documents that explain how legislation and policies should work in practice. Some guidance is statutory (must legally be followed), and some advises on best practice.

Contact the Enquire Helpline on 0345 123 2303

Our telephone helpline is open 1pm-4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Visit our Contact page to get in touch by email.

Information/Advice/

How coronavirus is affecting additional support for learning in Scotland

There have been changes to the laws on educating children with additional support needs in Scotland.

The advice found in our normal publications and on our main website may not apply while Scotland responds to the coronavirus.

Our coronavirus webpages can help you understand the current changes.

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Resources/Publications/

Additional support for learning: A guide for parents and carers

Our easy to read guide to additional support for learning in Scotland explains your and your child’s rights, local authorities’ duties, what to expect at meetings and much more.

Download Order printed copy