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Enquire - Helping you understand addtional support for learning

We can help anybody with a question about additional support for learning so whether you’re a mum, dad, grandparent, foster carer, new teacher, speech and language therapist, youth worker, or pupil we can help.

Our independent and impartial advice and information is available through our:

  • telephone helpline – 0345 123 2303
  • range of publications including The parents’ guide to additional support for learning
  • online enquiry service –
  • website for parents, carers and practitioners –

Reach.Scot (

Reach is Enquire’s website for young people, offering advice about extra support for learning.

Our core message is that no one is out of reach, and that the right support can make all the difference to pupils who are struggling at school.

Reach pulls together advice, stories and film from young people and a range of youth and support organisations.

We hope it will be a ‘go-to’ source of advice for pupils dealing with all sorts of issues that are impacting on their school experience.

We put a big focus on sharing young people’s stories and views, as many young people have told us that it really helps to know you’re not the only one facing issues at school.

Young People’s Voices

We work with youth advisors from schools and youth organisations all over Scotland to ensure that the information and advice we give is what young people want and need. Our goal is to engage young people in meaningful, ongoing dialogue and to enable them to have effective and fulfilling participation in our work. Young people are actively listened to, treated fairly and have their opinions respected and taken seriously.

We are managed by Children in Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government.

Positive feedback for the Enquire service:

“Your advice enabled me to be better informed when attending school meetings and clearer about what I should ask for my son.”

“Fantastic help from Enquire, very clear and accurate advice from the Helpline. Leaflets were also fab. The information allowed the child’s mum to be more informed & confident when discussing issues with school.”

"The Reach website will act as a useful resource for young people right across Scotland."