North East Lincolnshire Council

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Local Offer

The Local Offer is the place on our website that provides and directs you to information that will support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our Local Offer helps parents, children and young people aged 0 to 25 years find and access information about specialist and targeted services or activities in North East Lincolnshire.

If you think that additional support is required to meet the needs of your child, or if as a young person you would like some extra help, use our Local Offer to identify what services are available to support you.

We currently have an open consultation on our local offer, which you can access on our Have your say page.

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Children and young people and their families should be at the centre of the decision making process for their special educational needs. This can only be achieved if everyone involved in the process has the information they need to make a decision. Clare Ward, SEN Services Manager, now hosts monthly webinars to provide information covering different aspects of special educational needs for children and young people.

In North East Lincolnshire, we want to engage with as many parents and carers as possible. Meeting face to face is not always easy, so we hope you will watch these webinars and join in with any questions you may have.

Upcoming webinars (Summer term 2017):

  • Tuesday 27th June, 12.30 pm – What special educational needs support is available in schools? How children and young people with special educational needs without an education health and care plan can be supported in mainstream school settings.
  • Tuesday 11th July, 1.30 pm – My child needs an education health and care plan. Information on how to apply for a special educational needs assessment and an education health and care plan.

If you would like to take part we will send you an invitation with details of each webinar, simply complete the Local Offer webinar registration form. To host the webinar we will use an application called join.me. This allows you to take part in the webinar for free using a web browser on your laptop or PC.

Our Local Offer is intended for you and should be shaped by those who access the services. To help us shape and improve the Local Offer please give us your feedback by completing our online form Local Offer – Tell us what you think.

Activities and services directory

Our Families First Information Service (FFIS) activities directory is a searchable directory which allows you to search for services and activities for you and your family. Search the FFIS directory.

Children’s disability and additional needs register

The register collects information to help us plan services for children and young people in North East Lincolnshire who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Families who register are eligible for a Max Card, which provides a discount for families of children and young people with additional needs. For more information visit www.mymaxcard.co.uk.

The disability and additional needs register is completely voluntary and can only work if as many people as possible agree to put their children on the register. To register your child, complete our Children’s disability and additional needs register form.

Further information

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) have produced a video and a leaflet which provides information about what a Local Offer is.

If you would like to report a concern about a child please contact Children’s Services on 01472 326292 Option 2.

Family Information Service

Email: fis@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 326292, option one

Opening times (telephone and email enquiries): Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 5 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm except bank holidays