Information for Parents - COVID-19

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 view a virtual Activity Calendar by clicking the picture below

Virtual Activity Calendar

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


Updated 19th June

St Helens Council Coronavirus pages

We would like to know your experience of contact from your education providers during COVID 19.
Please take a few minutes to complete our questionnaire
This will close on Monday 22nd June 12pm

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


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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