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Children young people and families

Children, young people and families

Local offer and early help

Local offer

The local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families, including:

  • services from local agencies, early years settings, schools, health and care services
  • how to find the services you need
  • who to contact to access them
  • how to tell us if things don’t go to plan

Early Help

Every family has its ups and downs. Being a parent is hard work and there are no instructions. Sometimes, you or your children may need extra support. This may be before your children are born, when they are very young, or throughout their school years. There is nothing to be ashamed of in asking for help. Early Help helps you recognise what’s going well for you, where you may benefit from extra help, and who is the best person to work with you and your family to make this happen.