This section provides information about the health and social care professionals and services that support children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
The community paediatrics pathway is the route for Doncaster’s children and young people to get assessed for autism, ADHD and non-global developmental delay via a General Developmental Assessment (GDA).
East Doncaster Family Hubs offers a wide variety of free, fun and structured support services and activities for families with children.
Information on schools, colleges and alternate provision providers for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their carers.
Central Doncaster Family Hubs offers a wide variety of free, fun and structured support services and activities for families with children.
Advice on where to get help and support with childcare and early education.
Together Information Exchange (TIE) is a voluntary register of children and young people 0-19 with disabilities in Doncaster. All local authorities are required by the Children Act 1989 to hold a register of disabled children and young people. Doncaster's register is administrated by Doncaster's Families Information Service. The information you provide is kept on a secure database and supports in planning for the future across all services that support families with disabilities.
Enabling children and young people with a disability or complex health need, to access services and activities that will enhance their life experiences; whilst offering a break to families/carers.
All schools should have a clear approach to identifying and responding to SEN. The benefits of early identification are widely recognised – identifying need at the earliest point and then making effective provision improves long-term outcomes for the child or young person. (Reference Chapter 6 SEND Code of Practice 2015)
The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.