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The North Yorkshire County Council local offer

The local offer provides useful information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families. It is here to help families, individuals, groups and organisations find information so that you have more choice and control over what support is right.

The local offer covers services that are available within:

  • Education - nurseries, playgroups, schools and colleges as well as support services like educational psychologists, early years and early intervention workers;
  • Health - local doctors, paediatricians, school nurses and therapists;
  • Social care - respite services and children's disability services; and
  • Support and services in the voluntary and private sector across North Yorkshire.

More information can be found in the young person's version of the local offer, where information specifically for young adults is held together in one place.

The local offer is intended to help you make informed choices about things that are important to you, such as:

  • Where to live;
  • Transport;
  • Social activities;
  • Options after school - continuing your education, apprenticeships, supported employment etc.; and
  • Making the transition from services provided for children to those for adults.

Find local offer services in North Yorkshire

The local offer community directory allows you to search online for a range of local offer information including childcare, support, activities, education, health and much more.

Contact us to provide feedback

Please let us know your thoughts about the local offer area of our website. We will use your feedback to help improve the service we provide.

Alternatively, you can email your comments to

You can find more information about the SEND reforms and the local offer from the following videos.

What you need to know about the local offer

What you need to know about the SEND reforms

The Department for Education has produced a pdf icon guide to the SEND reforms [483kb], which includes the local offer. They have also produced an pdf icon easy read document for parents [5Mb] as well as an pdf icon easy read document for children and young people [4Mb] explaining changes to special educational needs and disability support.

This page was last updated on 9 March 2017