I'm a parent or carer

All the information you need to take you from early years to work, including EHC Plans, school, help with travel, specialist support, health and social care, community and leisure.

We want your help with the new Local Offer. What's good? What could be better? We want to know what you want to see on your Local Offer pathway.

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SEND consultations - make sure your voice is heard

The Government have released three consultations where children and young people with SEND, their parents, carers and everyone who works with them, are invited to give their views on recently proposed changes.

They are asking for your views on: 

  • The SEND Review green paper contains proposals to change the current SEND and alternative provision system 
  • A new approach to area SEND inspections 
  • Changes to proposed timescales for reviews of EHCPs 

Go to our Codes of practice, policies and guidance page to find out more information about the consultations and how to take part.    

Codes of practice, policies and guidance

In this short film, three parents talk about why the Local Offer pages have been so useful to them.

Early years SEND support

If you want to know about pre-school SEND support, the Early Years SEN Service for children with complex needs or autism, and how to apply for the Early Years Inclusion Fund, you're on the right path.

SEND support at school and college

What's the graduated approach? What help is there for travel? What's a SENDCO? What happens after 16? Follow this path to find answers.

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans

Find out about EHC assessments and review, the EHC Hub, choosing and moving schools, how to appeal decisions and more.

Specialist SEND support services

If you want to know about educational psychologists, the Autism Pathway, sensory support and other specialists services, this is the path to follow.

Health and social care

Find out about health and social services, like short breaks, that can support a child or young person with special educational needs and disabilities.

Life and leisure

Use the Family Information Directory to find out about activities and services for children and young people with SEND in Lambeth.