We are committed to ensuring that all children and young people have a good start in life. Some children and young people have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and these differing needs mean varied levels of support may be required at different times.

Children and young people with SEND should be part of their local community and be included and educated alongside their peers. We aim to provide a range of support and opportunities to enable this to happen; this is sometimes described as our local offer. This sets out what you can expect to be available to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0-25 along with Devon’s approach and underlying principles.

This site explains what children and young people with SEND in Devon can expect across education, health and social care services. There is also a quick finder facility if you already know what you are looking for.

We develop and ensure quality of the provision we have along with a range of partners including children, young people and their families. Please get in touch with us, using the contact button below, if you would like to be involved or you have something to say.

For the latest news on the SEND reforms,including the local transfer plan explaining the process for transferring statements to education, health and care plans follow the news update

If you need more information or a different format phone 0845 155 1015 or email customer@devon.gov.uk.


  • Search the Family Information Directory
    Find support, groups and activities in your area