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We understand that talking to many different services about your child's needs can be very confusing. To help we have put together a list of acronyms on our Glossary

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16.01.2018- You have chosen your new Local Offer service logoNew Logo LO

After 80 votes you have decided on your ‌ and we think it is great. You will start seeing this branding shortly. You can also view the Votes Breakdown by clicking the highlighted link.

04.01.2018 - New training to support parents and carers of children and young people with challenging behaviour suggestive of autism and ADHD

The Future in Mind Programme has commissioned a new "train the trainer" programme called "Incredible Years".  Staff and volunteers will be trained up to run courses for parents and carers to help support children and young people who exhibit challenging behaviour.  Over the next year Incredible Years trainers will support over 150 parents and carers to develop new skills and techniques.  At least 50 people will be trained to deliver the training in community venues across Derby City and Southern Derbyshire.  The project will be managed by social enterprise "Ripplez".  The first train the trainer course started on the 5 December at Derwent Stepping Stones in Derby.  There will be two more train the trainer courses in the new year.

For more information please contact  Tressa Wharton at Ripplez CIC on 01332 888091 or

18.12.2017 - You Said, We Did

We have put together an overview of what we have done based on your most recent feedback towards the bottom of this page. There is a drop down box called 'October to December Feedback' click into it for it to reveal what we have been up to.

15.12.2017 - Where to Find us Next 

We are often out and about talking to support groups, events and schools/colleges as much as we can. We are next booked in to attend the Family Fund information and advice event on the 23.01.2018 from 10am. We will have a stand so come and say hello and find out how to use the Local Offer. 

28.11.2017 - Derby Adult Learning Courses

Take a look at the wide range of courses available at Derby Adult Learning. They include courses for young people and adults with SEND. 

10.11.2017 - Our 2017 Annual Report is here!

Please take a look at our Local Offer 2017 Report to find out what changes we have made to the site, what we have planned and some figures. This was out together based on the information we have gathered since owning the Local offer from April 2017.

31.10.2017 - Find us on Facebook!

You can now like and follow us directly on Facebook. No need to miss out on any top news any longer, follow us now and keep up to date. 

10.10.2017 - 'Parent Carers Together' Supporting the Local Offer

The Local Offer team are currently meeting regularly with the newly reformed Parent Carer's Together. These meetings are a chance for the forum and parent/carers they have spoken with to give their feedback to develop the Local Offer accordingly.  Don't forget you can give your Local Offer feedback at anytime using the feedback forms.

09.10.2017 -  Derby College Information Evenings 

Derby College are holding information evenings in 2017/2018 including Joseph Wright Campus, Broomfield Hall Campus, The Roundhouse Campus and the Ilkeston Campus.

Interested in going to Derby College next year?  Then click here to see more information about their Information Evening events and which campus can offer you the courses you want to do.


This section shows you the feedback we have been given and where we are at with making the changes.  Not all feedback points are listed (it would take up too much space) so we will be putting all points in our latest report.  


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Derby City Council, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby
Phone: 01332 640758