Additional support for learning
Additional support needs
A child or young person is said to have additional support needs if they need more help with their education.
You can access our additional support for learning services through your school. Please contact them for information.
Download our policy and approach, In On The Act: Information For The General Public, below.
An additional support need comes from anything which is a barrier to learning. We have legal duties to help pupils with additional support needs.
Reasons for support
Children or young people may require additional support for a number of reasons. Needs are identified on an individual basis.
Learners may require additional support if they are
- living with parents who are abusing substances
- on the child protection register
- looked after or looked after and accommodated
- pregnant or a young mum
- young carers
- deaf or visually impaired
- a disability
- English as an additional language
- social, emotional or behavioural needs.
This list is not exhaustive.
How to access support
If your child is school age, their school will refer them to us.
If your child is pre-school age, the health visitor or a medical professional will refer them to us.
The professional will consult you before they make the referral.