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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00050: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it provides for children with additional support needs.

Answered by: Mark McDonald 15 June 2016

The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 was put in place to ensure that all children and young people with additional support needs receive the support they require to achieve their potential.

The Act places strict duties on local authorities to meet the additional support needs for all children for whose school education they are responsible, and to tailor provision according to their individual needs.

The Supporting Children’s Learning Code of Practice explains these duties, providing guidance on the Act's provisions as well as on the supporting framework of secondary legislation.