SEND Support Service


How we can support you

The SEND Support Service offers advice and support to children, young people, families, carers and a range of educational establishments for children with a wide range of special educational needs and/or autism, aged 0 to 19 years.

Support available without a referral

You can request consultation support or access courses and workshops without a referral.


Anyone seeking advice for an individual child can request a consultation.

Parent consultations

Consultations for parents or carers are usually held by telephone and take around an hour.

Professional consultations

Professional consultations are only available for Early Years (0 to 4). They can be anonymous (the child’s name is not disclosed) and through a telephone conversation.

Follow-up consultations are available if families or professionals request them, once the initial advice and strategies have been implemented.

Request a consultation

You will be asked to include a brief background of the child's Special Educational Need (SEN) and what you hope would be the outcome of a consultation. Professional consultations can remain unnamed.

Once we've received your request, you will be contacted with dates available.


We offer a range of virtual courses and workshops to help parents understand and support their child's Special Educational Need (SEN).

Learn more about Send Support Service courses

Last updated 22 March 2024