The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004: created the term 'additional support needs'; places duties on local authorities to meet the needs of pupils for whom they are responsible; and gives parents a number of rights.
All children and young people need support to help them learn. Through good quality learning and teaching, staff in early learning and child care settings and schools are able to meet a diverse range of needs without additional support.
What to do if you think your child may have additional support needs and how to resolve any concerns about the way your child is being supported.
Find definitions of specific support needs, what you can do to help your child and where you can get further information.
Find out how schools and early learning and childcare settings plan to meet your child's learning and support needs at different stages.