Resources for professionals


At Enquire we provide expert advice and information on law and guidance around additional support for learning, and on families and schools working together. We can help you understand your responsibilities and the rights of children and young people and their families. For more information, see our advice for professionals or contact our helpline.

For a more in-depth look into some key topics, and an opportunity to reflect on your own practices, try our learning modules . They each take 15-30 minutes to complete and were developed in partnership with Falkirk Council.

Try our Learning Modules

You can find further resources including our publications, parent and carer guides, and contact details for your local authority additional support for learning team through our Enquire resources page

For ideas on where to start when supporting children and young people with specific support needs, see our page I have a learner who needs extra support because….

Reach is our website for children and young people with additional support needs. It’s a great resource to share with your learners and their families. It may also be helpful to look at together with your learner, to start a conversation with them about their support needs.

Inclusion Ambassadors

The Inclusion Ambassadors are a group of secondary school aged pupils from across Scotland with a range of additional support needs. They meet regularly to talk about their experiences and how to make school environments more inclusive. They have produced a range of resources that can benefit professionals who work with children who have additional support needs. You can access these resources here.

My Rights, My Say

Enquire is a partner in the My Rights, My Say service for children aged 12-15 with additional support needs. The service offers support to professionals and can help you involve children in decisions about their support for learning.

Children in Scotland

Enquire is managed by Children in Scotland who offer a broad range of learning and events. Many of these cover ASL topics and will be of interest to professionals supporting children and young people with their learning.

Education Scotland

There is also a wealth of information, advice, training, learning resources and support services out there to help you support children and young people with additional support needs.

You can find many of these collated through:

Education Scotland also offer a range of learning and events and national e-learning for professionals. 

GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland have various guides for professionals on additional support for learning. These guides have been produced in partnership with specialist bodies and offer practical guidance in line with the professional teaching standards on supporting pupils with additional needs.