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Devon’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Social care support

Children’s Social Care provides a range of services and support which are accessible to children and their families.

Early help

Early help is the extra support your family can get if you need it. It may be that you want to prevent a problem, or change things for your family before the problem becomes more serious.

It is not a specific service or team, it’s an approach that brings together people from a range of services and teams who will work together with your whole family to help improve the situation for everyone.

Those accessing early help may also access additional targeted services. Please talk to your lead practitioner about the services we provide. 

Find out more about how to access early help.

Parent Carers Needs Assessment

Parent Carer Needs Assessment (PCNA) is used to understand how a parent’s caring role affects their wellbeing, feelings and choices about caring.

The PCNA helps us to explore what:

  • help is needed to support you as a carer of a child or young person with additional needs or disabilities or both
  • additional help and support may be available to you

Find out more about getting a Parent Carers Needs Assessment.

The levels of social care support

Find out more about the types of support available for disabled children and their families.

Contact us

To find out more about SEND support in your area you can also contact our SEND team by email at or by phone on 01392 383000 (ask for ‘SEND local offer’).