Information and advice for children and young adults with disabilities and learning needs
Our Local Offer provides information about provision families can expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people who have Special Educational Need (SEN) or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. You can find out about resources, services, support, activities and events here.
Every Local Authority has to work with children and young people, parent carers and professionals to make sure that everything that’s included on the Local Offer website makes sense and is helpful and relevant. This is an on-going process so things will change again over time as needed. If you want to send us your thoughts and feedback on the Local Offer please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HW SENDIASS have a dedicated team of advisors offering legally-based and easily accessible information and advice about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
They support parents, carers, children and young people with SEND and our service is impartial and confidential.
Speech and language therapists work in partnership with children, their families and other professionals in a variety of friendly setting including;
- Children’s centres: Every centre has a named speech and language therapist, regular talking walk-in sessions and therapy groups
- Child development centres: Speech and language therapists are part of the team
- Schools: Every mainstream school has a named speech and language therapist who visits.
Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives who have an additional degree or post-graduate diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing. They have had specialist training in child development and health promotion and can support families to prevent illness and to promote good health. Our Health Visiting service sites within the Starting Well Partnership. The partnership has its own website full of resources and information for children, young people, parents and carers.
Here we have shared some of our tried and tested tips to support families