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Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Local Offer

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the opportunity to thrive. Some just need a little extra help or special support to achieve their potential.

Devon’s Local Offer, on this page brings, together useful advice and guidance about education, health and social care support for children with SEND. It also provides information about the range of local services that can support the children and young people and their families. For support with the Local Offer you can also email sendlocaloffer@devon.gov.uk.

Devon Information Advice and Support (DiAS) also offer information about coronavirus, school, education and SEND.

Devon’s SEND strategy has been produced in collaboration with children and young people with SEND and their families, and it sets out how we will help improve their outcomes.

We are currently working to improve our SEND service. You can read more about the SEND transformation programme here.

For parents, professionals and settings invited to use Devon’s EHC Hub it can be accessed here.

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Our Local Offer

New to SEND

Information for parents and carers new to SEND

The picture in Devon

Contextual statistics and data about SEND in Devon

Support for different types of need

Information about what support is available for different types of need

I think my child might have special educational needs

What to do if you are worried about your child

Who to contact for advice and guidance

Who can I talk to about help and support?

Education

SEND support in schools, information about choosing a school and transport.

We are listening

How to feed back and participate

Education, Health and Care

SEN support in Education, Health and Care

SEND vision and strategy 2021-24

Our priorities in order to improve outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

The Disability Network

Join to stay informed about services in your area and opportunities to get involved

SEND Inspection and Written Statement of Action

Information about Devon’s SEND inspection and written statement of action

Practitioner support

Documents and guidance to support SEND, aimed at workers

Preparing for adulthood

Information and advice for young people aged 14-25

Early Years

Universal, targeted and specialist support for children aged 0-5

News and updates

Latest SEND news