The Additional Support for Learning (Scotland) Act 2004 and updated 2009, provides the legal framework underpinning the system for supporting children and young people in their school education, and their families.
Education Scotland Information Hub also has information on the Act.
The Advisory Group for Additional Support for Learning (AGASL)
This group advises the Scottish Government and Scottish Ministers on issues relating to the implementation of the Additional Support for Learning legislation. This may relate to policy and practice development and may include issues which impact on the successful implementation of Additional Support for Learning.
The Group is Chaired by a member of the group nominated by the Advisory Group Membership. The secretariat is provided by the Scottish Government.
fSDC members, Willie Rutherglen and Christine Carlin, CEO of Mindroom are members of the Advisory Group for Additional Support for Learning.
Information and support for families
Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. To find out what the law means in practice see their The parents’ guide to additional support for learning
Mindroom provide one-to-one support for families affected, offer help and advice for individuals and organisations who work with people with learning difficulties, and strive to increase knowledge and understanding among policymakers.