Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) & the Local Offer

What is SEND?

SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. A child, or young person (up to age 25), has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her in order to support them to make progress.

A school, college or other educational provision, such as a specialist training or apprentice scheme, will often be able to offer this provision via the graduated approach to SEN Support.

Further information is available via the Shropshire Local Offer. Please click here for details.

You Said, We Did

The Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Local Authority are committed to listening to you to help shape the delivery of local services.

SEND Survey 2018

Thanks to everyone that responded to the SEND survey that took place in July 2018.

  • We received 47 responses and have learnt:

The majority of respondents access information via word of mouth, school or nurses, the internet, social media or support organisations.

A workshop was held on the 17 May, to enable children, young people, parents/carers and professionals to shape Shropshire SEND Strategy, the outcomes of this workshop will be shared via this website and the Local Offer.

Useful links

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers

Healthcare professional Guide to SEND Code of Practice

Council for disabled children