Supporting the learning and development of under 5s with SEND

Depending on your child's needs, there is a range of services available.

Local Offer Oxfordshire

Early support

Early support is a way of working to improve the delivery of services for children who have need of support from a range of specialist community services.

Support in settings

Information is available for Early Years settings in Oxfordshire to help identify, assess, plan, provide for and support children with SEN

Early years settings also have a toolkit  of resources, activities and strategies.

Information for settings about the SEN support process.

Support services

Depending on your child’s needs there is a range of support services available including

Multi-agency groups

Multi-agency early years groups are part of a range of ways of meeting the needs of children with SEN or disability and their families. Professionals and parents have worked together to set out how we will run these groups. You can read our vision (pdf format, 76Kb)

You can also find out some of the things that parents have said (pdf format, 142Kb) about taking their child to a group.

Help and information

Contact us

Contact the Special Needs and Disability - The Local Offer team

Impartial free advice and support - education

The special educational needs and disability information advice and support service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to parents of children and young people with SEN and disabilities regarding their education. You can get in touch by completing this online form.

The service aims to help parents, carers, young people and educational professionals to work together to provide the best possible support to children and young people with special educational needs, by:

Finding support for parents/carers on your doorstep

Search for organisations and groups to support parents and carers of disabled children and young people and those with SEN and additional needs.

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