North Yorkshire County Council SEND local offer

Find out what the local offer is, what information is in it and how to use it.

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.

The local offer covers services available within:

  • education, such as nurseries, playgroups, schools and colleges as well as support services like educational psychologists, early years and early intervention workers;
  • health, such as local doctors, paediatricians, school nurses and therapists;
  • social care, such as respite services and children's disability services; 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 that are 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.

Access the local offer 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

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