The Local Offer has information for families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities(SEND), from birth to the age of 25.

How to use the Local Offer

You can use our quick links to find the most frequently searched useful SEND information for parents and carers or use the categories to the left.

We also have Local Offer help videos available in English, العربية, 普通話 and Polski which can help you find the information you need.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for visit the 'For families' section which has additional information and services. If you still can't find what you are looking for, please contact us to let us know.

Did you know?

Find out more about the Local Offer and how it can help you on our What is the Local Offer? page.

There’s the Children and Young People's Network, a free register for 0-25 year olds with SEND. Register for free to receive a membership card that offers discounts across the region.

There’s a SEND Promise for County Durham - a children and young people's charter for SEND covering education, health, activities, employment and more in County Durham.

High Needs Review and the Special Provisions Fund

 In January 2018, we completed a review of high needs provisions for children and young people with SEND who are aged 0 – 25 and live in County Durham or are looked after by Durham County Council. View the final report and its recommendations.

Have your say

We want to make our Local Offer right for you! We are continually working with local partners, parents, carers children and young people to develop the Local Offer. If you would like to let us know what you think, please:

Find out what we have done so far in ‘you said, we did'.

You can find information about engaging and involving parents and carers in our SEND Participation Strategy.

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