• Auxiliary aids and equipment

    Some children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will require auxiliary aids and equipment to access the school curriculum. This page provides information about how such equipment is identified and funded. Children and young people with medical and physical needs may also require…

  • Comment, compliment or complain about services listed on our website

    Every day you probably use a range of different services and most of the time your experiences will be good and you’ll receive the service you expect; sometimes, things might not go how you would like them to. Sharing your experiences can help shape the…

  • County Durham Local Offer - feedback, development and review

    The County Durham Local Offer is dedicated to helping families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) find the information they need.  The Local Offer has a wide range of information on services, short breaks and activities that can support…

  • Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs)

    As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a: disability long-term health condition mental health condition specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia The support you get depends on your individual needs and not…

  • SEND Toolkit and documents

    On this page, you will find a range of useful documents and referral forms that you can use when supporting children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). SEND Toolkit The SEND Tookit explains the responsibilities on early years providers,…

  • Supporting pupils with medical conditions – statutory guidance and Durham County Council policies

    This guidance replaces ‘Managing medicines in schools’.  For maintained schools, Academies and PRUs. This new guidance (September 2014), aims to ensure that all children with medical conditions, in terms of both physical  and mental health, are properly supported in school so they can play a full…

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