Service map to help Scottish kids with additional support needs launched

Service map to help Scottish kids with additional support needs launched

Scottish advice organisation, Enquire, has launched an interactive service map to help children and young people in Scotland find additional support needs and advice.

Enquire developed the map following a strategic review into learning provision requirements for children and young people with “complex” additional support needs. The map aims to help navigate and access the help and support available.

Covering the whole of Scotland, the map features 20 different categories of over 1,000 education and family support services to those with additional support needs.

Founder of Autism in Scotland, Teresa Catto, explained why the service map will be beneficial: “Parents are often bewildered by the new world they find themselves in when they have a child or young adult with additional support needs. A central information point will be incredibly useful and will increase how empowered parents feel.”

Enquire’s manager, Sally Cavers, said: “We hope this map of services saves parents time, presents key information in a clear way and becomes a very well used resource for everyone supporting children with additional support needs.”