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Hertfordshire Send Local Offer

YC Hertfordshire (formerly Youth Connexions) operates county-wide and offers young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) impartial information, advice and guidance up until their 25th birthday.  

They can get advice on their post-16 options such as further education, training, employment and independent living.

How we help young people with special needs or disabilities (SEND)

The YC Hertfordshire learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) team includes specialist personal advisers dedicated to working with young people with LDD, to help them make a smooth transition into adult life.

We work closely with schools, colleges and other learning providers. It also supports young people who attend schools and colleges outside of the county, as well as those not in education, employment or education.

Young people aged 13-18 with disabilities and learning disabilities are welcome at YC Hertfordshire youth projects. In addition, there are a number of projects across the county specifically for young people with learning disabilities. In order to support young people with learning disabilities between 19-25, YC Hertfordshire offers specific provision for this age group.

How do I find this service?

If you are a young person with learning difficulties and/or disabilities under the age of 25, you can contact YC Hertfordshire for support.

Call our team's duty line on 01438 844999 or email.

Some services need you to fill in a form – available on our website.

What Hertfordshire's SEND Young Commissioners are saying

The SEND Young Commissioners is an innovative project set up in Children’s Services  to involve young people who have a special educational need or disability (SEND) in the developing and monitoring of services.

Set up only 18 months ago, the programme gives these young people a direct say in running the services and the opportunity to feedback. Having undergone a training programme, the Young Commissioners now participate in site visits, attend tender panels and interviews and are very much involved in the co-production of services. 

During 2017, the Young Commissioners were involved in monitoring a number of SEND Services that included:

  • Overnight Short Breaks Units
  • Hertfordshire Equipment Service
  • Transition from school to college

Watch the film on the right of the screen to hear about their journey.

 

 student in wheelchair

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