Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

We would also like to raise awareness of the Local Offer amongst parents in Hertfordshire and promote all that the Local Offer website can offer them in terms of information, advice and signposting. The Local Offer lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire, and who can access them.

Here are some links to specific pages that parents might find useful:

Services for parents, carers and families (hertfordshire.gov.uk) 

From this page you can find all the different types of support that parents and carers of children and young people with SEND might be able to access, including information on support groups, mental health, parenting courses and how to access services such as SENDIASS 

Getting help at school from your SENCO (hertfordshire.gov.uk)

This page explains what the role of a SENCO is, and how parents and SENCOs can work together to achieve the best results for a pupil. It may help you to work with a parent and set out for them what to expect and how to ensure things run smoothly. 

If your child is too anxious to go to school (hertfordshire.gov.uk) 

This page is designed to help parents whose children’s attendance is low due to anxiety, and has advice on how to support them and where to go for help 

Contact a SEND service (hertfordshire.gov.uk)

This page has contact details of the different SEND services, including details of Advice Line for EPs, the SLCA team, the SpLD team and others 

New to SEND (hertfordshire.gov.uk)

This page has information and advice for those whose children have just been diagnosed with SEND, or have suspected SEND.