Special needs - children with learning difficulties or disabilities
We aim to give you as much information as possible to support you and your child. There are plenty of activities and opportunities available and we hope you can find something in your local area that will be helpful to you.
We have designed a version of our Children and Young People's Plan specifically for children and young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities - download a copy of Children and Young People's Plan (children and young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities) 1mb (2009-2012), you can also view information on the Children and Young People's webpage.
Information about eligibility criteria for specialist services is also available.
Short breaks - for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs. Find out what short break activities are available and how you can get involved.
Support for families - how to ask for an assessment of your child’s needs and the services that may be available to you.
Special educational needs (SEN) - if your child is having learning problems at school there is help, advice and guidance available.
Specialist Teacher Advisory Service - working with disabled children at home, in pre-school and in school, providing information, advice, support and training to parents, carer.
Family link scheme - some children live with their own families but have short breaks with a foster family.
Parent Voice - find out about activities and events for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs, and information about for support for families.
Parent Partnership - advice, information and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs.