About the local offer in North Yorkshire

Find out about the local offer for special educational needs and disabilities and what services we cover, and how to give us your feedback.

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 you have more choice and control over what support is right.

Contacting us about the local offer

You can tell us your thoughts or feedback about the local offer in North Yorkshire at send@northyorks.gov.uk or by phone on 01609 535002.


The local offer covers services available within:

  • education;
  • health and social care; and
  • support and services in the voluntary and private sector across North Yorkshire.

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

  • where to live;
  • transport;
  • social activities;
  • options after school, such as continuing your education, apprenticeships and supported employment; 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.

Launch our community directory

SEND videos

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

 

We worked with families, young people and organisations to produce this local offer area of our website to help you find information that you need. 

We like to hear your views on our services and our website, so we can improve things for you. If you cannot find something, or find that some of the links are broken, or you would like to give us any feedback on our local offer website, please contact us by:

You said, we did

Families have been engaged throughout the development of the local offer and feedback forms a fundamental part of its ongoing development. See below for examples of how we've acted on what you've told us to improve the local offer.

You said We did
Not a lot of people know about the local offer. Information, including how to get involved, is now sent out with each letter about the SEND assessment and review process to all schools, parents, carers and professionals. Leaflets are displayed in libraries and children’s centres advising people of the local offer. A communications plan is being developed to ensure everyone knows of and has access to the local offer.
The website looks boring. We changed the corporate look and feel of the site and introduced videos, pictures and more colour to make it look more interesting.
We don’t know who should be doing what and what we should do if our child is struggling at school. We provided clear information on what you can expect your child’s school to do, and how to ask for help if you are having difficulty.
We don’t know who to contact for help. We provided better information to our customer contact centre so that they can direct you to the right person the first time. We also improved the contact details on all of our local offer pages. ​​​​​
We don’t find out what’s happening.   We have put lots of information relating to SEND groups and activities in the North Yorkshire community directory, and we are now working on a calendar of events to help you easily and quickly find out what is happening in your local area.
Not everyone has access to the internet. A leaflet has been distributed to multiple agencies, as well as children’s centres and libraries, advising how to get hold of information and how to access the internet at libraries. ​​​​​​
Some people with certain conditions find it difficult to access your website. We would like to be able to change the colours and read out the text to us. We improved our information on how to make certain changes to the text when using the website.
There is too much text to take in. We are updating our pages to make the content easy to read and understand.

 

If you have additional needs for accessing our local offer website, please visit our accessibility page to find more information on tools and resources available to help you. 

If you find you can’t access things you need, please let us know by completing this online form or you can contact the web team - this will help us to make improvements.

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.

Give us your views

Alternatively, you can email your comments to send@northyorks.gov.uk.

Local offer contact details

Contact details for the local offer service and associated services as well as a feedback form to let us have your views.

There is a lot of information about the local offer on this website but if you have any specific queries or would like information in a different format, such as a printed leaflet, please contact us using the details below.

Local offer

Local Offer
Children and Young People's Service
North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
Northallerton
DL7 8AD

Email: send@northyorks.gov.uk

Inclusive education service

Email: inclusiveeducation@northyorks.gov.uk

Specialist careers officers

You can contact the specialist careers adviser through your child's school or by contacting:

Area Contact
Hambleton and Richmond area Bev Dawson: bev.dawson@northyorks.gov.uk
Harrogate area Anne Joel: anne.joel@northyorks.gov.uk
Gemma Murray: gemma.murray@northyorks.gov.uk
Scarborough area David Keeton: david.keeton@northyorks.gov.uk
Sue James: sue.james@northyorks.gov.uk
Selby area Sue James: sue.james@northyorks.gov.uk
Skipton area Adrian Holt: adrian.holt@northyorks.gov.uk

Personal learning pathways

You can contact the personalised learning pathway co-ordinators as follows:

Area Contact
Hambleton and Richmondshire area annebaker@thedalesschool.org
Harrogate and Skipton area jgiles@springwater.n-yorks.sch.uk
Scarborough and Selby area assistantht@springhead.n-yorks.sch.uk

Independent travel trainers

For further information please email independenttravel@northyorks.gov.uk.

Direct payment support service

Second Floor
White Rose House
Thurston Road
Northallerton
DL6 2NA

Telephone: 01609 533621
Email: directpayments@northyorks.gov.uk