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Do you have a question about SEND?

We recognise that this will be a worrying time for families of young people with additional needs and are committed to helping you with any questions or enquiries you might have about SEND.
As most Council employees are now working from home in line with Government advice, please contact us using the 'Get in touch' form on the homepage.
This will make sure that your enquiry is passed to the right person and you receive an appropriate response as quickly as possible.

The Activities section has been removed temporarily. 

You can also access information via SEND - Local Offer Facebook Group

 

Updated 10th Nov

 

Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families - Letter to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and others who support them 9th Nov 2020

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Department for EducationDepartment of Health & Social Care

The Department for Education has announced the creation of a £37 million fund to support children with special educational needs and disabilities during 2020/21.  Families with children who have complex needs and disabilities will receive grants for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educational toys.

The Family Fund will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services - from washing machines and refrigerators to sensory and educational equipment that they might not otherwise be able to afford. The grants are typically worth £400 to £500 per family and vary depending on need.

For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/37-million-to-support-children-with-complex-needs

 

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The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available for children with special educational needs and disabilities in their area, and how to access them.

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