SEND Local Offer

What is a Local Offer?

In all sections of this Directory you may see the wording "Local Offer". What does it mean for you as a parent/carer of a child with Special Educational Needs or a Disability?

Darlington Borough Council has to produce a Local Offer for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND). The purpose of the Local Offer is to ‘offer’ information for parents, in a single place, which helps them to understand what services they and their family can expect from a range of local agencies including:

  • what the law says they may be entitled to;
  • what is available for their child from early years settings, schools (including academies and free schools), colleges and other services;  
  • what is available from education, health and social care.

It covers children and young people from birth to 25. If you would like a general overview of services and support available in Darlington for families of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, you can search in each of the boxes below.


SEN High Needs Review and Capital Funding

The Local Authority and the Parent Carer Forum are currently engaged in a strategic development of SEND including a review of High Needs provision and the associated funding. Although this is at an early stage the Parent Carer Forum and Local Authority Officers are very keen to ensure that the SEN Strategy and Capital Funding bid reflects the hopes, aspirations and wishes of Children and Young People in Darlington.

For further details, you can view the SEN High Needs Review and Capital Funding webpage

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