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.