Latest News & Feedback

The News / Notices Page is to allow Parents & Professionals to see new updates.

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As part of ongoing consultation we need your feedback about the Local Offer; how easy was it to use, any comments or suggestions?

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Single Route of Redress – National Trial 

The Government have extended the powers of the SEND Tribunal to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. This is a two-year trial from 3rd April 2018. For more about this, please read: 

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 Short Breaks Statement 2017

Short Breaks 1.4-1
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Supporting Families of Children with SEND

The NEW Local Offer

Transfer of the Children with Disabilities Team and Oaklands Short break provision

Community Paediatrics - Changes to Pathway for General Developmental Assessment

Community Paediatric Leaflet
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Doncaster Carers Service

ecircular September 2017
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ecircular October 2017
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November e-circular
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Doncaster Parent Voice (DPV) - Update

Disabled Living Newsletter

To view our May 2018 Newsletter online, please click here.

The Autism Family Practitioner Service moved from the RDASH NHS to Local Authority (ASCETS, Education) on 1st April 2016.

Mental Health and Well Being Local Transformation Plan

The Mental Health and Well Being Local Transformation Plan details the current state of play and what we will aim to do over the next five years to improve services.

Doncaster Local Transformation Plan
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Finalised Data Collection Template
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Multi - Agency Early Help Strategy for Children, Young People and their Families


“Providing early help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years. Early help can also prevent further problems arising, for example, if it is provided as part of a support plan where a child has returned home to their family from care.

Effective early help relies upon local agencies working together to:

  • identify children and families who would benefit from early help;
  • undertake an assessment of the need for early help; and
  • provide targeted early help services to address the assessed needs of a
    child and their family which focuses on activity to significantly improve
    the outcomes for the child.

Local authorities, under section 10 of the Children Act 2004, have a responsibility to promote inter-agency cooperation to improve the welfare of children.

MultiAgency Early Help Strategy 2016
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Doncaster Local Authority’s amended Transfer Plan, Year 3 Progress report and final Progress Report


Get involved... 

Bentley Conversation Point - Every Thursday at Bentley Library

10am - 12pm or 2pm - 4pm

Come along and speak to your local team about services you can access within the community such as:
  • Carers Support & Rights 
  • Dementia 
  • Cancer Support 
  • Community Groups Activities & Funding 
  • Personal Well-being 
  • Housing, Money Management and much more

For more information contact: Telephone: 01302 734170  

 Doncaster Parents Voice (DPV) Poster for Karaoke, Dancing,  Games & Prizes



2017 Consultations

We've organised events and met with various groups across the borough to collect feedback about the Local Offer, ensuring that it's as useful to people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their carers and to professionals involved with SEND people as possible. Please find details of these below.

21 June 2017 - SENCo Network Meeting

Feedback from SENCo Network Meeting
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14 June 2017 - SENCo Cluster Meeting

Feedback from SENCo Cluster meeting
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 Past Consultations

22 January 2015 - Local Offer event at Doncaster Racecouse

Doncaster Council's SEN Team and Families Information Service organised an event held at the Doncaster Racecourse to promote the Local Offer and services available to families.

Please see below details of feedback from the event: 

Local Offer Event - Doncaster Racecourse
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8 September 2015 - Stone Hill School Youth Council

Families Information Service (FIS) visited Stone Hill Special School to meet with the Youth Council to gain their feedback on the Local Offer. We talked students through the website and received some positive feedback.

Please see the details below: 

Stone Hill Youth Council
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28 May 2014 - Doncaster Council Youth Council

Families Information Service (FIS) met with DMBC Youth Councillors which is made up of young people including:

  • Area Youth Council
  • Children in Care Council
  • Barnardo’s Young Carers Council
  • Disability Forum Representatives
  • Members of Doncaster’s Youth Parliament.

A presentation was delivered to the group and they were able to ask questions and positive feedback was received. Due to time constraints and ICT problems unfortunately no formal feedback was collated. 

FIS sent through the evaluation link to the Youth Council and we believe that some feedback has been provided (please see the local offer response and feedback documents in the Downloads and Resources section of this page).

15 May 2014 - LADDER group

Families Information Service (FIS) attended the LADDER Group at Wheatley Youth Club to meet with young people with special educational needs and disabilities to gain their feedback on the Local Offer. We spoke to 7 young people and gained some very good comments and identified gaps where we are missing information.

Please see the document below for further information

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More information

For a full list of services and support provided as part of the Local Offer, visit our main page below:



Last updated: 13 July 2018 16:10:10