School age children
Support for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities, and their families. We call this our Local Offer.
Support with special educational needs and disabilities
What special educational needs and disabilities means
Find out about what special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) means and the legal definition.
Support at school or college
How schools and colleges support children and young people
Schools will work with you and your child to provide support with their special educational needs or disabilities.
How to apply for a school place if your child has special educational needs or disabilities
How to apply for school in Brighton & Hove and what to do if your child has an education, health and care (EHC) plan.
Get help for children and young people who have social communication difficulties
If a child or young person does not attend school, or finds it very difficult to attend school full time because they have social communication difficulties, they could get support. We call this support our social communication resource.
Fun activities and clubs
Find short breaks for children with special needs and disabilities
Where to find after school clubs, holiday schemes and overnight care so that children can have fun while parents or carers take a break.
Tell us what you think about our Local Offer
Give us your feedback to help us improve the support and services we offer for children, young people and families.
How to complain about a SEND issue
If you’re unhappy with the support your child gets, or a service you've received, learn about your options, including how to make a complaint.