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Implementation of The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended): Report to Parliament 2013, 0

The purpose of this report is to set out the progress in implementing the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended). The report fulfils the duties placed on Scottish Ministers at sections 26A and section 27A of the amended Act.

Scottish Ministers must report to the Scottish Parliament in each of the 5 years after the commencement of the Act on what progress has been made in each of those years to ensure that sufficient information relating to children and young people with additional support needs is available to effectively monitor the implementation of this Act. (Section 26A).

Scottish Ministers must each year collect from each education authority information on:

the number of children and young persons for whose school education the authority are responsible having additional support needs
the principal factors giving rise to the additional support needs of those children and young persons
the types of support provided to those children and young persons
the cost of providing that support
Scottish Ministers must publish the information collected each year. (Section 27A)

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Implementation of The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended): Report to Parliament 2013