Local Offer - Special Educational Needs / Disabilities (SEND) - Homepage

The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (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.

Coronavirus Update

Many parents and carers will have concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have pulled together some Information To Support Families with Children with Special Educational Needs  that we hope you will find helpful.

Information, advice and guidance

Latest Inspection Result

A Local area SEND inspection was conducted by Ofsted in Spring 2019.


Doncaster SEND Strategic Intent 2018 – Updated Special Provision Fund Plan October 2019

Thank you to young people, parents/carers and practitioners for completing our consultation survey on developing SEND provision in Doncaster and taking part in our engagement events. 

Please see below to view the outcome of our consultation and engagement activity together with the revised outline plan which takes account of the feedback received. 

Summary of CYP Survey Monkey Feedback
Download (202KB - PDF)
Appendix 2 Summary of Survey Monkey Feedback
Download (362KB - PDF)
Special Provision Fund Plan Oct 2019
Download (604KB - PDF)
Special provision plan template for local authorities to complete - Updated 03.10.19
Download (119KB - XLSM)

Read more about the review of SEND Provision for Doncaster.

Trailblazer - Supporting the Mental Health of Children and Young People 2019

41 educational settings within Doncaster have been chosen to take part in the development of a project to support children and young people’s mental health, otherwise known as the mental health trailblazer.

More information about what is involved and who is involved in the development of this project can be found in the documents below.

Trailblazer SEMH 2019
Download (332KB - PDF)
Development Offer for Trailblazer - local offer
Download (199KB - PDF)
A audit and self-evaluation tool to promote wellbeing and mental health through a whole school approach
Download (361KB - PDF)

Get in touch

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Doncaster Council’s Families Information Service is responsible for co-ordinating and publishing the Local Offer – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). If you would like to contribute to the Local Offer please contact us on the information below:

Freephone: 0800 138 4568, operates Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, outside of these hours there is an answer phone service  
Email: fis@doncaster.gov.uk - all queries will be responded to within three working days.


Local Offer Disclaimer

Families Information Service is not able to recommend or endorse any providers listed in this section nor can we guarantee the accuracy of the information provided although we do our best to complete frequent audits to make sure that the information is as up-to-date and relevant as possible. Anyone looking to use a service is responsible for making their own checks about the suitability of that service - you should decide if it is fit for your purpose. Parent / carers should check that they are satisfied with the service and provider before attending / accessing.

Should you have any cause for complaint against any of the services listed you will need to complain to them directly in line with their complaints policy. Doncaster Council has a complaints procedure which you can follow should you need to complain about any of the services you have received from Doncaster Council. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure Barring Service Check (the replacement of the Criminal Record Bureau - CRB - Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

Is information on the Local Offer available without using the website?

If families cannot access the internet to access the Local Offer we can provide the information in other formats or support families to access online.

Via telephone
  • 0800 138 4568
Doncaster Council’s One Stop Shop
  • Customer services
  • Computers in the reception area
In the community
  • Families can access computers in their local libraries or Family Hubs
Printed information
  • FIS can post out information which is included on the Local Offer to families
  • Print information from Local Offer and make it available to collect from the One Stop Shop

Accessing the Local Offer in other formats

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Last updated: 29 January 2021 10:11:41