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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

A guide to where to find information about services available to parent carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs. 

Where can I find information about support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) provide information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

The service provided is impartial and confidential and provides  information and advice about meeting the needs of children and young people with SEN or disabilities (aged 0 - 25) including:

  • SEN support in the early years
  • schools and further education providers
  • assessments and Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans
  • SEN and disability
  • health and social care law
  • choosing a school/post 16 education
  • preparing for adulthood
  • personal budgets
  • Disability Living Allowance and grant giving organisations
  • local parent carer support groups
  • social and leisure opportunities for children and young people with SEND
  • childcare for children with SEND
  • resolving disagreements, mediation and appeals
  • signposting young people with SEND to services that can provide support or advocacy local and national voluntary services

 

You can find a range of information about the support that's available for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities on the East Riding Local Offer website:

East Riding Local Offer (external East Riding website)

Where can I find information about TYLER - The Young Leaders of East Riding?

TYLER is a group of young people who want to ensure all children and young people who have a disability, learning difficulty or health need get their voices heard!!    

If you have a passion for making a difference to other people's lives and are aged 14 - 25, TYLER is the group for you!!

Come along to our meetings and meet other young people with similar interests.  For an opportunity to socialise, share stories and experiences, make new friends and have fun!

You can read more about TYLER on the news section of the East Riding Local Offer website or you can visit TYLER's website which is linked below.    You can also call FISH on (01482) 396469. 

East Riding Local Offer website (external East Riding website)

TYLER (external website) 


What is East Riding Local Offer?

This is where you can find a range of services available in the East Riding area to support parents, children and young people aged 0 – 25 years with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). The Local Offer aims to make it as easy as possible for children, young people and their families to access services and achieve their goals.

East Riding Local Offer has its own dedicated website where you can get details of the wide range of support and services that is available in your area. You can access the website at:

East Riding Local Offer (external East Riding website)

If you know of someone that doesn’t have access to a computer, they can find out more about the help that’s available by contacting the FISH team on:

Telephone: (01482) 396469

The FISH team can also print out pages from the internet for you and talk through the information over the phone and at face to face meetings.

Where can I find information about support for babies and young children with additional needs (early support)?

You can find information and support services that are available for families of babies/young children with additional needs on the early support page of the Local Offer website:

East Riding Local Offer - early support (external East Riding website)

If your child has a need or difficulty that requires support from a specialist service, it is likely that your health visitor will refer you to the early support panel. This group meets fortnightly and is made up of professionals who work with children with special needs. 

If you think your child could benefit from some additional help from early support, you can find out how to access help on the Local Offer website.

Where can I find information about education inclusion service?

You can find information and support for children experiencing significant difficulties with their education on the education inclusion page of the Local Offer website:

East Riding Local Offer - education inclusion (external East Riding website)

Here you can find information about:

  • educational psychology
  • exclusion and reintegration processes
  • the parent partnership service
  • inclusion practitioners
  • primary behaviour support.

Where can I find information about LOOK AHEAD?

You can read more on the LOOK AHEAD page of the Local Offer website:

East Riding Local Offer - LOOK AHEAD (external East Riding website)

LOOK AHEAD is a service for parent carers of children aged between 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). 

If you apply to join LOOK AHEAD you will be able to access a range of services including:

  • support from a SENDIASS Officer
  • LOOK AHEAD newsletters and bulletins
  • access to events and workshops across the East Riding
  • discount cards and much more.

Where can I find information about support for children with severe and complex disabilities?

You can get support and information for families with children and young people with a permanent and substantial disability and/or severe and complex medical needs within the services directory on the Local Offer website:

East Riding Local Offer - Children's disability and health team (external East Riding website)

Where can I get further information about SEND support?

For further information about SEND support visit the East Riding Local Offer website:

East Riding Local Offer (external East Riding website) 

Alternatively you can get further information by:

Email: fish@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 396469.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 September 2017