Who can receive additional support for learning in Scotland?

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The Scottish Government identified that not all children would reach their full potential through education alone.  The Additional Support for Learning (Scotland) Act 2004 was introduced, recognizing that additional support for learning needs come from a wide range of factors which may be the long or short term.  Examples of factors which demonstrate a need for additional support are family circumstances where the child is affected by abuse, poverty, drug and alcohol misuse, or homelessness, disability, bullying, bereavement, developmental issues.  The introduction of this Act broadened the original ‘Special Education Needs’ which only covered specific...
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