Special educational needs and disability (SEND Local Offer)

What is the Local Offer?

Devon’s Local Offer for SEND provides clear, up-to-date information on the services and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The local offer covers provision for children and young people with SEND from birth to 25 and includes information on education, health and social care services and how to access them.

Easy Read guide to the Local Offer

You can use Pinpoint to find care and support services, advice services, community groups, activity clubs, facilities, family support and much more across Devon. If you are an organisation or service provider and want to be included in Pinpoint Devon you can register here. This is a free service.

Tell us what you think

We need your help to make sure that the information we provide is easy to find and understand. Please let us know what you think of what we have done so far, what we’ve missed or what we could do better. We will publish comments we receive and explain how we have acted on them.

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We are listening

Comments, compliments and complaints and our responses to feedback

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News and updates

LATEST – February 2017 SEND update

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Preparing for adulthood

Information and advice for young people aged 14-25

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Who to contact for advice and guidance

Who can I talk to about help and support?

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What is SEND?

Information about the four areas of SEND



SEN support in early years, schools and college – includes Transport

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Specialist clinics, support and advice for children and young people with medical needs


How to access support, short breaks and direct payments

Education, health and care (EHC) plans

The statutory process explained, including transfers and reviews

Early help

Early help describes the range of support that can be offered in response to the emerging needs of children, young people and families

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Personal budgets

Giving individuals and families greater choice about the services that best meet the assessed needs