Special educational needs and disabilities
Supporting children throughout Hampshire
We know that caring for a child or young person with SEND is a challenging time. Here you can learn what help may be available for your child and your family. We can guide you through the support available in education settings and how to get a break from caring.
People that work with children and young people can also learn about their responsibilities towards those with SEND. You can find out what professionals must do to support your child, and how we make decisions relating to that support.
Hampshire's SEND Local Offer
Hampshire's SEND Local Offer is designed to help you find the very best support for your child or young person. The Local Offer includes information about education, health, social care, preparation for adulthood, leisure services and access to impartial advice or support.
If you live on the border of Hampshire, you may wish to see the neighbouring authorities local offer as well. View Hampshire's neighbouring local authorities and their SEND Local Offers.
Contact and support
Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS)
For impartial advice for children and families in Hampshire.
Specialist Teacher Advisory Service
Advising education settings with supporting children with Special Educational Needs
Co-ordinating support for children and young people with SEN across Hampshire
Hampshire Parent Carer Network
Parent carers of children and young people aged 0 to 25 with an additional need (diagnosed or not) or disability have the opportunity to tell the Local Authority, Health and other services, what life is really like.
Early help services
Support for families with children aged 0 to 19 years (or up to 25 for young adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities)