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Hertfordshire Send Local Offer

We support families of children who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) aged 0-5 years.

We also support childcare providers, schools and colleges that work with children with learning difficulties. We work in 4 teams across the county.

What we do

Our Specialist Advisory Teachers and workers provide a range of
support including:

  • training to childcare providers, schools and colleges, as well as working with individual children, their families and other professionals
  • specialist advice about children with complex SEND to assist parents and settings to meet children’s needs and promote their development
  • help to plan and support successful transition into school settings.

How to access the service

Parents, childcare providers, schools and colleges can access the service by completing a Service Request form and emailing it to the relevant area team:

North Herts & Stevenage 

St Albans & Dacorum  

East Herts, Broxbourne, Welwyn & Hatfield 

Watford, Three Rivers & Hertsmere 

Requests are considered by a panel who decide the next steps. The early years team will then let the family, education setting and any professionals know the outcome.

All children's services enquiries can be made to the customer service centre on 0300 123 4043.