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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…

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…

Money and Benefits (Local Offer)

Money and Benefits If you have disabilities you may be able to claim some money from the Government to pay for your housing or support. There are a number of places you can go for advice and information. The Gov.uk page on benefits is a useful…

Sensory Impairment (Local Offer)

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

0-25 Disability Social Care (Local Offer)

0-25 Disability Social Care Children and young people with disabilities have the same rights as others.  We want to make sure that they and their families have the social care information, guidance and support, where needed, to help them meet their potential. Every child, young person…

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…

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 in June 2019. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, the government placed new duties on the local health, social and education services…

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…

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…