What support is available for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)?

Children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) in Lambeth can access local support through ‘The Local Offer’, provided by Lambeth Council.
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What help is available?

The Local offer provides information about health, education and social care for children and young people who have SEND and their parents and carers. There is also information for health, care or education professionals and providers of children and young people’s services.

The information on this page relates to the Lambeth Local Offer, but Local Offers are also accessible in Croydon, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark and Wandsworth.

You can also visit the SENDirect website - https://www.sendirect.org.uk/

This is a national service providing information on topics including education, health and social care, benefits, childcare and medical conditions. They can also connect you with other families with children who have SEND.


How can I access support?

Information is available on the Local Offer website

Alternatively, you can email localoffer@lambeth.gov.uk or call 020 7926 9460 and ask to speak to the Local Offer officer to discuss your child’s needs.

The Local Offer hosts free monthly coffee mornings, which you can drop into to discuss your child’s needs with a member of the SEND team.

These take place at:

We Are 336, 336 Brixton High Street, SW9 7AA.

Upcoming dates are available online here.

The Local Offer provides information on how local schools, colleges, nurseries and libraries provide for children and young people with SEND, including the special educational needs they provide for, and how SEND children are assessed and supported. You can search for schools, colleges, nurseries and libraries near you here.



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