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Embedding the principles of The Promise

...children, young people and families living in Scotland. Click here to read additional support for learning resources We've created a new online space for resources and information related to additional support for...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...deliver quality mediation services across Scotland, while Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning, made a successful bid to gain funding from The Promise, allowing the team to allocate resources targeted towards...


Advocating for the rights of children – and using their voices to make change

...with decision-makers. Here, Lucy Johnson, explains more. As Scotland’s advice service for additional support for learning, Enquire has advocated for children and young people in Scotland to be supported, included and listened to throughout...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...out more about Enquire, the national advice and information service for additional support for learning Visit the website Reach The website for young people offers advice and support on accessing their...


Pupil Support Staff Learning Programme 

...years Click here to access Enquire The Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Click here for more Our Manifesto for 2021-26 Our Manifesto outlines key suggested...


Better Eating, Better Learning: a project about food in Scotland's schools (2015)

Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic

... Progress on additional support for learning "must accelerate in wake of the pandemic" 19 November 2021 The pace of progress on improving additional support for learning provision must increase as the country continues to respond to and...

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Ongoing issues with delivery of additional support for learning, new report reveals

... Ongoing issues with delivery of additional support for learning, new report reveals 5 Jul 2023 A new report from Children in Scotland reiterates ongoing issues with the delivery of additional support for learning and calls on Scottish...


Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

... Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning 19 January 2021 Children in Scotland's Head of Inclusion Sally Cavers on supporting child rights and additional support for learning with the launch of the My...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...educational provision, the awards were originally developed as part of the Scottish Government’s additional support for learning Action Plan. Now in their second year, entries for the awards were welcomed across four categories: early years,...


Launching a major new co-design project for pupil support staff

...here to access Enquire The national advice and information service for additional support for learning Click here for more Our Manifesto for 2021-26 Our Manifesto outlines key suggested...


New report reveals what really matters to pupils with additional support needs

... New report reveals what really matters to pupils accessing additional support for learning 6 Oct 2022 A new report from Children in Scotland has identified key messages from young people with additional support needs on how best to support...

Additional support ASL ASN Education inclusion pupil voice

Winners announced for inaugural awards, celebrating school pupils with additional support needs

...success for pupils with additional support needs, and the forms this takes, as outlined in their additional support for learning Action Plan. Shirley-Anne Somerville, Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills said: “I’d like to...

ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

New project to better understand what pupil support in Scotland should look like
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Press release: New award for schools celebrating pupils with additional needs

...success for pupils with additional support needs, and the forms this takes, as outlined in their additional support for learning Action Plan (click here to access). Lucy Johnson, Children’s Rights and Communications Officer with Enquire, who is...

Additional support inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential
Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Inclusion Ambassadors report recommends action to help children and young people with additional support needs feel supported and included in school

...from 2020-21. It highlights their activity over the last year, including input into the Review of additional support for learning, as well as the creation of a Vision Statement published as part of the Scottish Government’s Action Plan agreed in...

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The Inclusion Ambassadors have a clear vision to help pupils feel more supported at school. Now they need your help to make it happen

...steps taken by Scottish Government and other stakeholders that will shape the provision of additional support for learning for years to come.  Published in July 2020, the Scottish Government's review of the Implementation of...


New measures to support autistic pupils welcome, but we must not lose momentum
ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...of the recommendations contained within Angela Morgan’s recent review of the Implementation of additional support for learning. However, a specific timeline for implementation must be introduced and a financial commitment made, otherwise the...

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Back to school: the challenges of learning after lockdown, and how we can help

...Aug 2020 11 August 2020 Cat Thomson explains how Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning, is helping families as schools re-open The past five months have brought significant challenges for parents and...


"This is a great way for us to share what we’ve learned, but it's also about learning to be kind to ourselves"

To support children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

...out more Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Click to visit the...

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Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19
ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

More knowledge, flexibility and consistent support: young people’s recommendations to the ASL review

...made a series of recommendations to the independently-chaired review into the implementation of additional support for learning, calling for more knowledge, flexibility and consistent support. The group of young people, who all have additional...


25 Calls response – The increasingly apparent gaps in mental health support and provision for young people highlights the chasm in mental health support for all

Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

... Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Visit the...

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Additional support service strengthens its online offer to children and families

...strengthens its online offer to children and families Enquire, Scotland's advice service for additional support for learning, has re-launched its website. The new site, available from today, offers families advice and information on education...

ASL Children's rights News Support

How can we support young carers in education settings?

Physical appearance, sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school
Children Children's rights Families Scottish Schools Staff Support Wellbeing

School support staff shortage 'must be tackled'

...of school staff in meeting pupils’ healthcare needs. Enquire, the Scottish Advice Service for additional support for learning, has received calls from parents who go into school to administer medicine or meet their child’s intimate care...

Inequalities Mental Health News Staff Support

Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...out more about Enquire, the national advice and information service for additional support for learning Click here for more Reach The website for young people offers advice and support on accessing...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the children's sector

...out more about Enquire, the national advice and information service for additional support for learning Click here for more Join us in membership Insight is just one of many benefits of...


'I give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it provides'

...to access the FileMaker databases that I created and which are crucial to operation of the Enquire additional support for learning helpline that advises parents, professionals and young people. I found a way to do it and that enabled the helpline...

30th Anniversary

Listen to young people to help stop bullying

...here for more Enquire The national advice and information service for additional support for learning Click here for more Reach A website to help you understand children's rights to be...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...one place Click here to access ASL Action Plan Find out more about the additional support for learning Action Plan and its recommendations Click here for more Our services We offer we offer a...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

...here for more Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Visit the website Reach The website for young people offers advice and support on accessing their...


Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

...out more about Enquire, the national advice and information service for additional support for learning Visit the website Reach The website for young people offers advice and support on accessing their...


ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out

...Parliament in response to the recommendations made during the current review of implementation of additional support for learning, started in January 2019. Published today (30 November) it identifies that across the 76 original recommendations, 24...

Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, focusing on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs

...ensuring that the needs of individual leaners are met, as set out in Angela Morgan’s review of additional support for learning. “Some of these core principles closely align with our own project work and evidence. "The emphasis on trusting...

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New partnership project to hear from young people with additional needs about what works for them in transition to adulthood
additional support for learning additional support needs Contact disabled inclusion NDTI Time to Talk Next Steps transition

Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people

...out more Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Click here to visit the website Reach Helping you understand children’s rights to be...

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Inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown

...consistently called for targeted and tailored support for children and young people who require additional support for learning. This is the call our young people are also making. It cannot become a casualty of Covid. The future of our young...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

...of the expansion process is inclusive practice. Childcare providers have responsibilities under additional support for learning legislation to ensure that provision is accessible for young children with additional support needs, and we continue...

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Review of additional support for learning

...asked by John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister, and the Scottish Government to find out how well additional support for learning was working in schools. Angela spoke to lots of different people, including children and young people, about their...


New resources to support school attendance

...new research finds May 11 2023 New report reveals what really matters to pupils accessing additional support for learning October 6...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

eLearning Hub

Not included, not engaged, not involved supporter update

...website Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Read more National Autistic Society Scotland NAS Scotland provide a range of projects and...


Leading and learning on inclusion

...was involved in the first stage of the project where information about all relevant additional support for learning and education policies were collected. The project team considered the approaches being used and whether they could...


Call 6: Rights, wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up'

Call 12: Support our pupils and teachers: embed understanding of ASN in initial teacher training and ongoing development

Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for families and participation to give children the best start

The Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

... About us additional support for learning (ASL) Inquiry: Education, Children and Young People Committee November 2023 The Education, Children and Young People Committee at the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into Additional...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...www.earlyyearsscotland.org Enquire Enquire is the Scottish Advice Service for additional support for learning and is managed by Children in Scotland. Enquire provides advice and information around additional support for...


Our history

...the primary focus. This included advocating for children’s rights and better provision for additional support for learning, leading in 1999 to the ASL advice and support service, Enquire, and, in 2004, the mediation service Resolve.   The...


Scottish-led study identifies dyslexia gene

...Dyslexia genes identified by Scottish-led study Posted 25 October, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASL ASN dyslexia Education Health literacy Scientists have for the first time pinpointed a number of genes...

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Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda

...Additional Support Needs on the agenda Posted 10 May 2022, by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASN Education Following the Scottish local council elections last week, the Scottish...

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Embedding the principles of The Promise

...children, young people and families living in Scotland. Click here to read additional support for learning resources We've created a new online space for resources and information related to additional support for...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...deliver quality mediation services across Scotland, while Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning, made a successful bid to gain funding from The Promise, allowing the team to allocate resources targeted towards...


Advocating for the rights of children – and using their voices to make change

...with decision-makers. Here, Lucy Johnson, explains more. As Scotland’s advice service for additional support for learning, Enquire has advocated for children and young people in Scotland to be supported, included and listened to throughout...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...out more about Enquire, the national advice and information service for additional support for learning Visit the website Reach The website for young people offers advice and support on accessing their...


Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic

... Progress on additional support for learning "must accelerate in wake of the pandemic" 19 November 2021 The pace of progress on improving additional support for learning provision must increase as the country continues to respond to and...

additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion

Ongoing issues with delivery of additional support for learning, new report reveals

... Ongoing issues with delivery of additional support for learning, new report reveals 5 Jul 2023 A new report from Children in Scotland reiterates ongoing issues with the delivery of additional support for learning and calls on Scottish...


Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

... Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning 19 January 2021 Children in Scotland's Head of Inclusion Sally Cavers on supporting child rights and additional support for learning with the launch of the My...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...educational provision, the awards were originally developed as part of the Scottish Government’s additional support for learning Action Plan. Now in their second year, entries for the awards were welcomed across four categories: early years,...


Launching a major new co-design project for pupil support staff

...here to access Enquire The national advice and information service for additional support for learning Click here for more Our Manifesto for 2021-26 Our Manifesto outlines key suggested...


New report reveals what really matters to pupils with additional support needs

... New report reveals what really matters to pupils accessing additional support for learning 6 Oct 2022 A new report from Children in Scotland has identified key messages from young people with additional support needs on how best to support...

Additional support ASL ASN Education inclusion pupil voice

Winners announced for inaugural awards, celebrating school pupils with additional support needs

...success for pupils with additional support needs, and the forms this takes, as outlined in their additional support for learning Action Plan. Shirley-Anne Somerville, Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills said: “I’d like to...

ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

New project to better understand what pupil support in Scotland should look like
additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

Press release: New award for schools celebrating pupils with additional needs

...success for pupils with additional support needs, and the forms this takes, as outlined in their additional support for learning Action Plan (click here to access). Lucy Johnson, Children’s Rights and Communications Officer with Enquire, who is...

Additional support inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential
Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Inclusion Ambassadors report recommends action to help children and young people with additional support needs feel supported and included in school

...from 2020-21. It highlights their activity over the last year, including input into the Review of additional support for learning, as well as the creation of a Vision Statement published as part of the Scottish Government’s Action Plan agreed in...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

The Inclusion Ambassadors have a clear vision to help pupils feel more supported at school. Now they need your help to make it happen

...steps taken by Scottish Government and other stakeholders that will shape the provision of additional support for learning for years to come.  Published in July 2020, the Scottish Government's review of the Implementation of...


New measures to support autistic pupils welcome, but we must not lose momentum
ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...of the recommendations contained within Angela Morgan’s recent review of the Implementation of additional support for learning. However, a specific timeline for implementation must be introduced and a financial commitment made, otherwise the...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Back to school: the challenges of learning after lockdown, and how we can help

...Aug 2020 11 August 2020 Cat Thomson explains how Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning, is helping families as schools re-open The past five months have brought significant challenges for parents and...


"This is a great way for us to share what we’ve learned, but it's also about learning to be kind to ourselves"

To support children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

...out more Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Click to visit the...

engagement events Learning membership network

Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19
ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

More knowledge, flexibility and consistent support: young people’s recommendations to the ASL review

...made a series of recommendations to the independently-chaired review into the implementation of additional support for learning, calling for more knowledge, flexibility and consistent support. The group of young people, who all have additional...


25 Calls response – The increasingly apparent gaps in mental health support and provision for young people highlights the chasm in mental health support for all

Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

... Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Visit the...

additional support needs childcare early learning funding

Additional support service strengthens its online offer to children and families

...strengthens its online offer to children and families Enquire, Scotland's advice service for additional support for learning, has re-launched its website. The new site, available from today, offers families advice and information on education...

ASL Children's rights News Support

How can we support young carers in education settings?

Physical appearance, sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school
Children Children's rights Families Scottish Schools Staff Support Wellbeing

School support staff shortage 'must be tackled'

...of school staff in meeting pupils’ healthcare needs. Enquire, the Scottish Advice Service for additional support for learning, has received calls from parents who go into school to administer medicine or meet their child’s intimate care...

Inequalities Mental Health News Staff Support

Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...out more about Enquire, the national advice and information service for additional support for learning Click here for more Reach The website for young people offers advice and support on accessing...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the children's sector

...out more about Enquire, the national advice and information service for additional support for learning Click here for more Join us in membership Insight is just one of many benefits of...


'I give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it provides'

...to access the FileMaker databases that I created and which are crucial to operation of the Enquire additional support for learning helpline that advises parents, professionals and young people. I found a way to do it and that enabled the helpline...

30th Anniversary

Listen to young people to help stop bullying

...here for more Enquire The national advice and information service for additional support for learning Click here for more Reach A website to help you understand children's rights to be...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...one place Click here to access ASL Action Plan Find out more about the additional support for learning Action Plan and its recommendations Click here for more Our services We offer we offer a...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

...here for more Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Visit the website Reach The website for young people offers advice and support on accessing their...


Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

...out more about Enquire, the national advice and information service for additional support for learning Visit the website Reach The website for young people offers advice and support on accessing their...


ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out

...Parliament in response to the recommendations made during the current review of implementation of additional support for learning, started in January 2019. Published today (30 November) it identifies that across the 76 original recommendations, 24...

Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, focusing on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs

...ensuring that the needs of individual leaners are met, as set out in Angela Morgan’s review of additional support for learning. “Some of these core principles closely align with our own project work and evidence. "The emphasis on trusting...

additional support for learning Children's rights Early years Education education reform inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors learners report

New partnership project to hear from young people with additional needs about what works for them in transition to adulthood
additional support for learning additional support needs Contact disabled inclusion NDTI Time to Talk Next Steps transition

Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people

...out more Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Click here to visit the website Reach Helping you understand children’s rights to be...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

Inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown

...consistently called for targeted and tailored support for children and young people who require additional support for learning. This is the call our young people are also making. It cannot become a casualty of Covid. The future of our young...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

...of the expansion process is inclusive practice. Childcare providers have responsibilities under additional support for learning legislation to ensure that provision is accessible for young children with additional support needs, and we continue...

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Review of additional support for learning

...asked by John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister, and the Scottish Government to find out how well additional support for learning was working in schools. Angela spoke to lots of different people, including children and young people, about their...


eLearning Hub

The Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

... About us additional support for learning (ASL) Inquiry: Education, Children and Young People Committee November 2023 The Education, Children and Young People Committee at the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into Additional...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...www.earlyyearsscotland.org Enquire Enquire is the Scottish Advice Service for additional support for learning and is managed by Children in Scotland. Enquire provides advice and information around additional support for...


Our history

...the primary focus. This included advocating for children’s rights and better provision for additional support for learning, leading in 1999 to the ASL advice and support service, Enquire, and, in 2004, the mediation service Resolve.   The...



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New resources to support school attendance
post

...new research finds May 11 2023 New report reveals what really matters to pupils accessing additional support for learning October 6...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

Not included, not engaged, not involved supporter update
post

...website Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Read more National Autistic Society Scotland NAS Scotland provide a range of projects and...


Leading and learning on inclusion
post

...was involved in the first stage of the project where information about all relevant additional support for learning and education policies were collected. The project team considered the approaches being used and whether they could...


Call 6: Rights, wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up'
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Call 12: Support our pupils and teachers: embed understanding of ASN in initial teacher training and ongoing development
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Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for families and participation to give children the best start
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Scottish-led study identifies dyslexia gene
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...Dyslexia genes identified by Scottish-led study Posted 25 October, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASL ASN dyslexia Education Health literacy Scientists have for the first time pinpointed a number of genes...

additional support for learning ASL ASN dyslexia Education Health literacy

Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda
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...Additional Support Needs on the agenda Posted 10 May 2022, by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASN Education Following the Scottish local council elections last week, the Scottish...

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