SEN and disabilities - Local Offer
Welcome to the County Durham Local Offer
We have a wide range of information for families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) including services that may help you or your child as they progress from birth to the age of 25.
How to use the Local Offer
To find what you need, you can select a topic or age category. You can also search by keyword(s) and/or postcode/location. You can narrow (filter) results, show results on a map, or even add results to a shortlist to tailor them to your child and family's needs. Further details about your search can be found in the more information area. We have help videos available in English, العربية, 普通話, Polski.
Can’t find what you are looking for?
Visit the 'For families' section which has additional information and services. If you still can't find what you are looking for let us know. We'd love to hear from you.
Education, Health and Care plans and assessments
Find out about Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans and assessments. An EHC plan is a legal document that replaces Statement of Special Educational Need and Learning Difficulty Assessments.
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:
- complete our online feedback form
- contact Making Changes Together to get involved in County Durham’s parents forum
Find out more on our feedback page.
Did you know?
There’s also the Children and Young People's Network, a free register for 0-25 year olds with SEND. Register for free to receive a quarterly e-newsletter, along with a membership card that offers discounts across the region.