Getting help

Contact services who can help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. Part of the SEND local offer.

Getting help

Contact services who can help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. Part of the SEND local offer.

 

What you can do if you think your child has special educational needs

Who to speak to if you think your child needs extra help.

Information, advice and support

Impartial and confidential information, advice and support around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Inclusion Service

Contact details for advice, support and information from specialist teachers, educational psychologists, the assessment team and specialist social workers.

Social care

Disabled children and their families may need additional support from social care services.

Designated Clinical Officers

Contact the DCO for your area if you have a question or concern about the health provision for your child's SEND support.

Family Information Network Directory (FIND) newsletter

Download the FIND newsletter or sign up to receive a free copy by post or email 4 times a year.

Carer support

Support, advice and guidance for carers including parent carer support groups, carer's assessments and Lancashire Parent Carer Forum.

Assessment and support

SEN support, education, health and care (EHC) plans and the Early Help Assessment and Plan.

Finance

Benefits information and services that provide grants to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.

Dispute resolution, mediation and appeals

Help to resolve disagreements, appeal an education, health and care (EHC) plan decision and contact the local special educational needs mediation service.

Complain about a SEND service

How to complain about services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Other services

Children and family wellbeing service

Support for families of babies, children and teenagers (0-19 years old) and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities up to 25.

Help coping with parenting

Help available if you are struggling to cope with parenting.

Information for professionals

Forms and guidance for EHC plans and templates for your establishment's SEND local offer.

Your feedback

If you have comments or feedback you want to give us on the SEND local offer then please get in touch.