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Assessment and Education, Health and Care plans (Local Offer)

Assessment and Education Health and Care Plans The SEND Code of Practice 2015 is very clear in its advice that the majority of children and young people with SEN or disabilities will have their needs met within local early years settings, schools or post 16…

Support, Advice and Information for Parent Carers and Carers (Local Offer)

As parents and carers, we tend to focus on meeting the needs of our children, young people and family members.  This section of the SEND Information hub (Local Offer) is all about support and information that may be of use to you as carers. You…

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help.  Domestic violence, also called domestic abuse, includes physical, emotional, economic and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members.   It call also include coercive…

Staying Safe (Local Offer)

Staying Safe Parents of young children know all too well the importance of thoroughly childproofing the home. However, for parents of children with learning, social and behavioral issues, safety is a particularly pressing concern regardless of the child's age. Parents must modify their children's environment…

Sensory Impairment (Local Offer)

What is sensory impairment? The term sensory impairment means a diagnosis of: Vision impairment Hearing impairment  Multi sensory impairment (which means having a diagnosed vision and hearing impairment with at least a mild loss in each sense.  This is also called Dual Sensory Loss or…

Information on childcare and funding available

Information on childcare and funding available For information about available childcare and funding please visit the childcare funding pages

Neuro Developmental Disorders (Local Offer)

Neuro Developmental Disorders Neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities in the functioning of the brain that affect a child's behaviour, memory or ability to learn including, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism.   Neurodiversity is a term that refers to the natural differences between people and was coined in the late 1990’s…

Autism (Local Offer)

Autism Autism or Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) is a term used to describe a group of lifelong, neurodevelopmental conditions marked by how a person with autism interacts socially, how they communicate and patterns of restricted, stereotyped or repetitive behaviour they may have. It is a…

Are you hoping to go to college in September? (Local Offer)

Hoping to go to college? This page includes COVID-19 information for SEND young adults who are transitioning to college in September. What help is available? Ask your school or college SENCO and careers advisers about how they can help you decide on: Which course Which college How…

Homes Not Hospitals Care (Local Offer). {Formerly known as Transforming Care}

What is homes not hospitals care? Transforming Care can improve the lives of children, young people or children and adults with autism and/or learning disability with behaviour that challenges and/or mental health issues.  It is about improved support in your community.  This is to try to…