SEND Local Offer

Our Local Offer provides information, advice and support for children and young people aged from 0 to 25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

What is SEND?

Children and young people with SEND may have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn. They may struggle to make friends, or their physical ability is affected. They often need extra help and support. 

On the following pages, you can find information and signposting to help children, young people and their families get the right help and support to meet their needs.

Find advice and support in our Local Offer

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Support for children and young people with SEND in early years, school or college.
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Health information and support for children and young people with SEND and their families.
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Information about home to school travel assistance and other support to get mobile.
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Details of activities, short breaks and events in Dorset.
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Learn about the options open to you if you are aged 14 to 25.
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Information about benefits, financial support to cover unexpected costs and help towards childcare costs.
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Information, support and advice to help with pre-school aged children from 0 to 5 years.
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Sign up to get discounts for venues and events, news and information, short breaks and opportunities to have your say.