New to SEND?

If you're new to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) then knowing where to start finding the right support for your child can be overwhelming.

You may have concerns that your child or young person is developing or behaving differently to their peers and its affecting their education. Your child or young person may have been recently diagnosed or may be in the process of being assessed. This can be a difficult, confusing and emotional time but this website has information to help and can direct you to teams that can help through your family’s journey.

If you would like to speak to someone to help you find the information you need about SEND, please contact the Families Information Service Hub (FISH):

Tel: (01482) 396469 (Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm)

As part of the Local Offer service you can receive fortnightly emails which contains news and information on activities, support groups, events and courses. You can either email the FISH team or complete the application form online:

Register for the Local Offer service online

Who can help me?

Across the East Riding of Yorkshire we’re lucky to have a wide range of services available. However, that sometimes means it can be hard to find out who the right person to speak with is.

The panels below highlight the key services you should be aware of:


0-25 SEND team

Support for children and young people aged 0-25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan

0-25 SEND Team

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Specialist CAMHS are NHS mental health services that focus on the Mental health needs of Children and young people

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Health Visitors

Health Visitors work with children from birth to eleven years of age and their families.

Integrated Specialist Public Health Nursing (ISPHN) Service

Speech and Language Therapy Service

Specialist and mainstream services supporting speech, language and communication difficulties

Speech and Language Therapy Service

Wheelchair Services

Providing NHS wheelchair services to adults, young people and children in Hull and East Riding

Wheelchair Services - Children and Adults

Education (early years, nurseries, schools)

0-25 SEND team

Support for children and young people aged 0-25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan.

0-25 SEND Team

Support for under-5s with SEND

The Early Years Support Team aim to ensure babies and children get the best start in life by offering advice and support at the beginning of their journey.

Early years support

Help to find Childcare

Helping you find the right childcare options for your family.


Help to find and apply for a school place

Find out information about getting a place for your child at a school in East Riding of Yorkshire.

Choosing a school

If your child has an EHCP you should speak with the SENDART team.

Special Education Needs and Disabilities Assessment and Review Team (SENDART)

Support with Transport to School

Support for children and young people getting to school safely and on time.


Education Welfare Service

Support for parents on issues including; school attendance, reintegration into school settings and home education.

Education Welfare Service

Educational Psychology Service

Initial access to this service should made via the SENCO at your child or young persons school. The service provides consultation and advice; psychological assessment and evidence informed interventions for children and young people.

Educational Psychology Service

Care and Support

0-25 SEND team

Support for children and young people aged 0-25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan

0-25 SEND Team

East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF)

The parent carer forum provide advice and support to parents and also represent the views of parents to improve local service provision.

East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF)

Early Help and Prevention Services

Information, advice and support for families with children aged 0-19.

Effective support for children, young people and families - safeguarding and early help

Children’s Social Care

Information about children in care, children leaving care, children's participation and rights and support for families.

Children's social care

Carers Support Service

Support and advice for carers to help with their caring responsibilities.

Carers Support Service

Support for Young Carers

Help and support for those aged 17 and under who regularly help someone close to them with care needs.

Your Life, Your Way - Accessing support for young carers (external council website)


Offering impartial Special Education Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support in the East Riding

East Riding SENDIASS

Help with Money

Information, advice and support on a range of money issues.

Benefits check

Preparing for Adulthood

Futures +

Information, advice and support for those aged 18+ (14+ joint working with Children's services)

Futures +

Help with post-16 training and education options

Information, advice and guidance for young people around careers, training and employment.

Log on move on


Work-based training and supported employment and training.


Adult Social Care

Support and advice to help those over 18 to live independent lives.

Your Life, Your Way - About care and support (external council website)


The following e-mail newsletters are produced by external organisations and services. We recommend subscribing to them as they provide news and information on a wide range of issues related to SEND.

Making Ourselves Heard

A national network focused on disabled children and young people participation. Associated with the Council for Disabled Children.

Making Ourselves Heard (

Community VISION

An organisation supporting voluntary sector groups and organisations across the East Riding of Yorkshire. (Follow the link then click on the blue HOME button to find the sign-up form).

East Riding Voluntary Action Services - ERVAS


An organisation aiming to make families feel valued, supported, confident and information.

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SEN Magazine

SEN Magazine is the UK's leading journal for Special Educational Needs. Useful and thought-provoking articles written by specialists in the field.

Mailing List Subscription - SEN Magazine

Special Needs Jungle

Parent led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people aged 0-25.

Special Needs Jungle - News, info, resources & informed opinion about Special Educational Needs, disability, children’s physical and mental health, rare disease. Campaigning to #FixSEND