Further information on the 2004 and amending legislation 2009 Act and implementation is available from a variety of sources:
- The Explanatory Notes 2004 Act and Explanatory Notes 2009 Act provide a fairly technical section by section explanation of the both Acts.
- The Scottish Government web site has more information about additional support for learning.
- Regular implementation newsletters, Moving Forward, are produced by Children in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. To be put on the mailing list for the newsletters, click here and remember to include your postal address.
Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning, funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Children in Scotland. Enquire offers advice and information by way of a telephone helpline, textphone, a website, publications and training. The service is available to parents, carers of children and young people with additional support needs, to the children and young people themselves and to professionals working with them. You can contact the Enquire helpline on 0845 123 2303 or visit their website at www.enquire.org.uk.
Take Note - A new Advocacy Service 'Take Note' is now available to parents of children and to young people with Additional Support Needs and who may need support or respresentation when appealing to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal. Barnardos in partnership with the Scottish Child Law Centre are to provide this service. If you think this is a service you need or that you want call the Scottish Child Law Centre on 0131 667 6333 or Free for Under 18's 0800 328 8970
The Learning and Teaching Scotland web service provides support, information and resources for all areas of the Scottish curriculum and promotes developments within Scottish Education. LTS Online contains a wealth of resources and materials for Scottish teachers and educationalists from Early Years through to National Qualifications. The web service also provides support materials for teachers to support practice and continuous professional development.
The administrative support for the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland is now provided by the Scottish Tribunals Service, a delivery unit of the Scottish Government. Further details of the Scottish Tribunals Service can be found at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Justice/legal/Tribunals.