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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…

Local Offer Parent Carer Participation

Parent Carer Participation This page has been set up in response to parents who have requested their own page on the Local Offer, where they can find information on a range of areas and where they can interact. We are unable to make this page…

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…

Preparing for Adulthood - Employment (Local Offer)

Preparing for adulthood - Employment Employment is a very important part of life. When people have a job, they feel part of society, they have a purpose, make new friends plus have money in their pockets to buy the things they want. There are a…

Preparing for Adulthood - Independent Living (Local Offer)

Preparing for adulthood For young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), planning for adulthood begins in Year 9 (the school year in which a child has their 14th birthday), and in some cases will continue until their 25th birthday.  We often call this…

CQC and Ofsted Inspection of SEND (Local Offer)

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a joint inspection of our local area between 3 -14 June 2019. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, the government placed new duties on the local health, social and education…

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…