Additional Support Needs Information

What information and support is available outwith education to support families whose children have additional support needs

For information and contact details about Health Services for children and young people in Shetland, please click on the NHS Shetland link below:

Ability Shetland (formally Disability Shetland):

Shetland Special Needs Action Group (SSNAG) aims to make a difference and give a voice to individuals and families living with Additional Support Needs. The group is available to contact via Facebook.

For information on organisations that support families with disabled children, together with medical information, visit:

For information on self-directed support for children, young people and families please visit:

Your child's Head teacher will know how best to contact central staff but you may wish to contact them directly - in which case see the leaflet "Helping Your Child Learn".

Schools may also use occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and the clinical psychologist who work for NHS Shetland but support some young people in the schools setting.

Educational Support Officer (Inclusion)

If you have further queries, please contact the school, or the Education Support Officer.

01595 744000

Children's Service
Hayfield House
Hayfield Lane