Some children and young people have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
If you think your child has special educational needs or a disability, speak to the professionals already working with your family, such as your health visitor, child’s teacher or GP. They can help you to get the support you may need.
What support is available?
Find out more about Devon’s SEND Local Offer – education, health and social care services and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25.
This is a comprehensive source of information about the support and facilities you can expect to find in and around your area. The information has been developed and organised with the help of parent carers, and includes:
- Who to contact for advice and guidance
- What to do if you think your child might have special educational needs
- Support for different types of need
- Education, health and care plans
- SEN support in Early Years, schools and college, including transport
- Health services available in Devon and how to access them
- Information about personal budgets and direct payments
- Financial support
- Social Care support available in Devon and how to access it
- Information to help young people prepare for adulthood
- Documents and guidance for professionals
- Information about neighbouring SEND Local Offers
There are local SEND support groups listed on Pinpoint Devon, online groups, training and events to help parents of children and young people with SEND.
Devon’s SEND strategy
More information about Devon’s SEND strategy for 2021-2024 is available on the SEND website.