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Social Care

This section has information on social care services and support for children and young people with SEND. To find the information you need either use the age tabs or the purple subject areas. We welcome feedback on the Local Offer. Please share your comments and…

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

A SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator) has responsibility for an establishments Special Educational Needs (SEN) policy and for co-ordinating the help and support for individual children who need additional support. Their job is to: make sure the SEN policy is used every day ensure staff…

Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

Speech, language and communication needs are difficulties that can be experienced by children and young people of all ages, from preschool through to young adulthood.

Staying safe at home

Emergency contact numbers Have a list of emergency contact numbers to hand when you are at home, or out and about.   Numbers you should have include:  your parent or carer  a neighbour or someone living close by  your Support Worker (if you have one) NHS non-emergency -…

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme which helps families with childcare costs.

What is a Pre-School?

A Pre-school provides a safe environment for your child to “Listen, Talk, Play & Share” whilst achieving learning and development milestones, essential within the pre-school years (as outlined in the parents guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage).     Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Childcare settings…

Where will my child or young person with SEND go to school?

All schools are required to be inclusive and most children and young people with SEN attend a mainstream school.  Sometimes a special school or specialist resourced provision might be the best option for your child. You can talk about this with the people supporting your…

Working together to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND

Our Partnership Strategy In 2017 partners across Poole came together to develop our Special Educational Needs and Disability Strategy.  It explains what we want to achieve for children and young people with SEND and how we will do that.  Work to develop the strategy included…