SEND Policies / Information

The Local Offer lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire, and who can access them.

The Hertfordshire Local Offer

Services for parents, carers and families (  From this page you can find all the different types of support that parents and carers of children and young people with SEND might be able to access, including information on support groups, mental health, parenting courses and how to access services such as SENDIASS

Getting help at school from your SENCO ( This page explains what the role of a SENCO is, and how parents and SENCOs can work together to achieve the best results for a pupil.

If your child is too anxious to go to school ( This page is designed to help parents whose children’s attendance is low due to anxiety, and has advice on how to support them and where to go for help

Contact a SEND service ( This page has contact details of the different SEND services, including details of Advice Line for EPs, the SLCA team, the SpLD team and others

New to SEND ( This page has information and advice for those whose children have just been diagnosed with SEND, or have suspected SEND.

Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL)

One way in which Hertfordshire provides support to children and young people with SEND across the county is through our Delivering Special Provision Locally groups (DSPLs).

Our DSPL group uses their social media sites to share local courses, workshops, events and support from DPSL8 and local services.  They can be found at:

DSPL8 Dacorum Facebook Page

DSPL8 Dacorum Instagram Page

Please use the links below to see information on the latest courses:

E-Safety – Please look at the following links for help and advice on e-safety for your children:


Leaving Your Child Home Alone – Advice to help you decide when your child is ready to be left alone and how to keep them safe when you aren’t there.

“Underwear Rule” campaign- also known as the PANTS campaign – has been supporting and encouraging parents to talk to children aged between four and 11 about staying safe from sexual abuse. The PANTS tools and resources give adults clear and simple ways to open these conversations in a clear and child-friendly way.