The website is intended as the main way of using the Local Offer.
We hope that some of our partners can support families to access this.
We also have a help line staffed by the Families Information Service for people who are unable to access the Local Offer any other way:
The website also has SignVideo facility for people who use British Sign Language. Customers can use this at home but will need to have a web camera.
At the Council House we have 3 different locations for the SignVideo service.
We understand that not everyone has access to the internet. We have:
Our website can be viewed in many different languages. You can use the "Select Language" menu at the top of any page to choose your preferred language.
Please note that the translations cannot be guaranteed as exact and may include incorrect or inappropriate language. It is an external website (Google Translate) which means that we cannot control the quality or accuracy of translated content.
Section 139a assessments, also known as S139a or Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDAs), were completed up until September 1st 2014 for students who required additional learning support, to allow for key information on individual learning needs to be passed on to colleges and training providers.
Our Connexions advisors are now looking at using 'One Page Profiles' to present this information for those who would not require a full education, health, care plan (EHC) in future.
One page profiles are written in a positive way, to show what works well to support learners and what providers need to do to facilitate success.
You can register your service for free on our Local Offer. You will need to complete a Local Offer Registration Form.
For a Local Offer Registration Form, or for further information either email FIS@derby.gov.uk or call FIS team on 01332 642614
When your form has been received and processed your information will be available in one or more of the searchable directories of the Local Offer.
Derby City Council have a Complaints Procedure which you can follow should you need to complain about any of the services you have received from Derby City Council.
Derby's Special Educational Needs, Information, Advice and Support Service ( known as SENDIASS) can support you on a range of topics. They are impartial which means they will not take sides but can guide you on SEND processes with a large knowledge on legislation.
They provide free, legally based impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support for children, young people and parents/carers. SENDIASS gives advice on Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND), Health and Social Care. Your child does not need to have a formal diagnosis to receive SENDIASS support.
The service develops partnerships between parents, schools, local education authority, health, social care and the voluntary sector for the benefit of all children with SEN. They support parents/carers, children and young people, so that their views are taken into consideration in the planning and delivery of services. You can contact them a number of ways:
Umbrella supports families living in Derby City and Derbyshire providing a range of exciting activities. Most services in Derbyshire are provided in Amber Valley, Erewash, Derby City, South Derbyshire and South Derbyshire Dales.
Umbrella's Independent Supporters will provide support for young people and parents/carers in developing Education Health and Care plans (EHC’s). Support will be provided to:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01332 785658
August 2017 - This page is currently going through some improvements and should be full of useful news and information shortly.