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SEND Local Offer

 SEND Support in Central Bedfordshire




If you have a child or young person with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), then think of the Local Offer as all of the services and support available to them and you as a parent or carer. The CBC Local Offer website contains information about education, health and care services, voluntary agencies, leisure activities and support groups.

Local Offer SEND information booklet

The Local Offer will include information on services that are available to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25.

Local Offer Downloadable PDF Version


SEND News Email Alert Service

CBC SEND have launched a new email service for news and information about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Anyone can sign up to receive fortnightly SEND News emails, which will deliver Latest News updates, useful resources, advice, guidance and support on education, health and social care SEND services available across Central Bedfordshire.

The SEND News emails will also help to promote the SEND Local Offer web pages, which contain information and resources for families, including support for young people, leisure and recreation groups, clubs and activities, money and benefits advice, and information on education, health and wellbeing and care.

Families could benefit from this service, by signing up to receive CBC’s SEND News email bulletins, by going to

Further contacts for advice and support within Central Bedfordshire

Useful websites related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN)

charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) uk/

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is the voice of dyslexic people.

We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Neurodiversity Support Pack


The Neurodiversity Support Pack is for families following a diagnosis of a neurodiversity, and contains information, resources and signposting in a variety of media (video's, infographics, animations), split into 14 different sections - from sleep to medication and lots more.

Special Needs Jungle

Special Needs Jungle was started in 2008 by Tania Tirraoro, as a way of preserving the knowledge she had gained successfully navigating the 'jungle' of the statementing system for her first younger, then her older son.

Over the years, it has expanded from a personal blog into a site that is packed with useful information about special educational needs and disability issues faced by children and their parents.


Young Minds

Young minds provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. The website is full of advice and information on what to do if you're struggling with how you feel. YM empower parents and adults who work with young people, to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives, ensuring that no young person feels alone with their mental health.