If you feel that your child or young person may have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), there are lots of places where you can get support.
If you are worried about any aspect of your child’s development it may be helpful in the first instance to talk to your GP or your child’s class teacher or the school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).
How to search for information:
- Use the purple 'view all 11-16 years Local Offer services' box on the right and then narrow your results for example by category, by your child's needs or by your location.
- Use the 'search for specific information' toolbar at the top of the page and enter a keyword such as the name of a school.
- Click on one of the quick links and advice and guidance pages below.
Quick links to service listings and advice and guidance
- Each education provider's SEND Local Offer is included as a document at the end of their listing. Click on the quick links here to find a school
- See what we expect schools in the area to provide (Local Authority wide Local Offer)
- Identifying special educational needs and SEN support in schools
- Education support services including Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service, RBWM School Support Service, the Educational Psychology Service and the Behaviour Support Service.
- Home to school transport and transport support in the community
- Various health services provided by Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust including specialist community paediatricians and the Children & Young People’s Integrated Therapies Service (CYPIT).
- Services supporting children's mental health and well being including the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and counselling services such as Number 22 and Youth Talk .
- Healthwatch and the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) for advice and support on health related matters.
- Social care help and support provided by the Children and Young People Disability Service for young children and their families
- Leisure activities and short breaks for teenagers and opportunities for young people to have their say through groups such as the Youth Ambassadors.
- Advice and support services including the Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Service, the Independent Support Programme.
- Programmes and training for parents of teenagers including the Triple P programme
- Parent support groups in the area for parents of teenagers.