This page contains links to organisations who provide help, support or information to children with additional support for learning and/or their families.
Enquire are the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. They are managed by Children in Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government. They offer independent and impartial advice and information to parents, carers, practitioners, children and young people about how pupils should be helped to get the right support to be successful learners.
A free service for the parents of children with additional support needs who may require support in relation to a dispute or potential dispute with an education authority. The service also covers young people (aged 16 or 17 years) with additional support needs themselves. Let’s Talk ASN Scotland is a joint initiative of Govan Law Centre and Barnardo's. It is funded by the Scottish Government.
The service can be used by anyone who has the right to make a reference to the ASN jurisdiction. The Let’s Talk ASN Scotland service offers specialist independent advocacy throughout the process, and all cases are supervised by an experienced education law solicitor.
Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) - Telephone: 0808 800 0082; Textphone: 0808 800 0084
The helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across Scotland, England and Wales.
You can also write to them at:
Equality and Human Rights Commission
2nd Floor, 151 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2JJ
(by email) LegalRequestScotland@equalityhumanrights.com
Education Scotland can provide support, information and resources for all areas of the Scottish curriculum and promotes developments within Scottish Education. The website 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.
For children, young people and families with care experience -
We provide impartial, one-to-one support to help you get in, stay in, or return to education.
We know that having time and space for education often means getting other things sorted first: things like finances, housing, or childcare.
We value our learners’ voices, views and opinions and take these seriously
We have a learner advisory board, which guides and steers our work. If you would be interested in joining our board, contact us.
We can help you reach out to other services to find everything you need to support your studies.
For those supporting people with care experience -
We develop partnerships between FE, HE, local authorities and the third sector. Together we strive to improve local practice.
We put The Promise at the heart of everything we do, and champion the expertise that comes with lived experience.
At the HUB we are committed to making change.
We can provide training inputs and are working on a programme of virtual events for practitioners to share expertise in 2021.