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Additional needs directory

Scouting is open to all young people, regardless of their mental or physical ability.

Many young people will require some special consideration to enable them to fully participate in all Scouting activities. By identifying an individual’s additional need and providing them with appropriate support, we can include more young people in Scouting.

Some additional needs are not immediately obvious (such as behavioural problems such as ADHD and learning difficulties), and these are referred to as hidden disabilities. There is a range of resources available to help you include young people with particular needs in your Group. More in-depth information about each of these additional needs are available in the factsheets provided.


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