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What is the SEND Local Offer?

Welcome to the Southampton Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 'Local Offer'. This website has been co-produced with parents, professionals and young people and is under continuous development. It is a single place for you to find up to date Information about Services and Support for children…

Employment (including supported employment)

Young people are able to enter employment (including supported employment) once they leave school if they choose to do so; however, up until the age of seventeen years they must also remain in at least part-time education or training. If a young person wishes to…

Learning disabilities: Annual Health Checks

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn't need to be the case. The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who…

Training or apprenticeships

Training and apprenticeship schemes aim to provide a smooth transition from education into employment; they can be very valuable for young people with special needs and disabilities, to further develop their life and work skills. If a young person wishes to look into this option…

SEN funding in mainstream schools

How SEN funding is allocated to mainstream primary and secondary schools in Southampton Schools budget for all pupils All maintained schools, including mainstream academies, receive a budget allocated at the beginning of the financial year (from 1 April each year). The school’s allocation for all…

SEND Tribunal

Updated information and guidance for the extended powers SEND Tribunal: extended appeals registered from the 1st September 2021 Ministerial decision on the outcome of the National Trial On 20th July 2021, the Department for Education (DfE) confirmed the extended powers given to the SEND Tribunal to hear…

Southampton Community Learning Disability Teams

This fact sheet provides information on health and adult (social) services for adults with learning disabilities living in Southampton. Who are the Southampton Community Learning Disability Teams? We are two teams in based in two locations. The health team consists of learning disability nurses, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, art therapy,…

Autism in children

Autism can normally be diagnosed in children at around the age of two. In many cases, professional health workers may spot the signs of autism during normal childhood health checks, and this may lead to the child being formally diagnosed. If you think your child may have autism, ask your…

Autism misconceptions

Whether it's at school, work or in social settings, people with autism are often misunderstood. They often suffer discrimination, intolerance and isolation, resulting in many feeling excluded from everyday society. In an attempt to understand the reasons behind this, The National Autistic Society (NAS) commissioned research…

Autism: the facts

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. On its own, autism is not a learning disability or a mental health problem. But some people with autism have an accompanying learning disability, learning difficulty or mental health problem. Autism is a spectrum condition. This means that while all people with…
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