Section 93 (4) Children (Scotland) Act 1995 defines a child in need as: being in need of care and attention because:
• s/he is unlikely to achieve or maintain, or to have the opportunity of achieving or maintaining, a reasonable standard of health or development unless there are provided for him/her services by a local authority
• his/her health or development is likely significantly to be impaired, or further impaired, unless such services are so provided
• s/he is disabled
•s/he is affected adversely by the disability of any other person in his/her family.