Devon County Council -useful links

Local Offer Website

The Local Offer has information for families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities(SEND), from birth to the age of 25. Information from different agencies, services and resources for children and young people with SEND and their families.

Support for different types of need and links to useful websites

Parental Advice and Support- Devon Information Advice and Support (DIAS) can support parents, carers, children and young people with SEND and their service is impartial and confidential.

Home - Devon Information Advice and Support ( 

Further support and advice for parents can be accessed from DIAS. This organisation is able to provide impartial and independent advice, support and information on special educational needs and disabilities. Telephone: 01392 383080 Email:

DIAS- jargon busting! Terms related to SEND are explained in this fact sheet:

DIAS- helpful SEND websites

Helpful SEND websites - Devon Information Advice and Support (


Free advice and information helpline for parents and carers with a child/ren with a disability from birth to 25 years, living in any part of the UK.

Contact - for families with disabled children | Contact

Contact- education and learning advice

Education & learning | Contact

Contact- emotional support through a free, listening ear telephone line service

Listening Ear | Contact

Local groups for Communication and Interaction needs and/or Autism, offering supportive networks for children, young people and families are:

AIMS: An activity and support group based in Dawlish  Home - AIMS Families

Tissues and Issues

South Devon Autism Forum - Events Page - Home | Facebook

Asperations Group - Home | Facebook

National Autistic Society

Early Help run an online group Early Help Online Support Group for parents of children with ASC (diagnosed or undiagnosed) – monthly group if parents would like an invitation then they can email us with their email

Parent  Talk  Action for Children-  this has a chat function  where parents can talk to professionals – other parents have found this really good.

Early Help provision

Multi Agency Early Help Offer- more information can be found at Devon Children and Families Partnership

Early Help is the extra support your family can get if you need it. It may be that you want to prevent a problem, or change things for your family before the problem becomes more serious.

It is not a specific service or team, it’s an approach that brings together people from a range of services and teams who will work together with your whole family to help improve the situation for everyone.

By identifying and building on your strengths as a family we can help and support you to find long term solutions to your issues, as well as developing your skills to help you manage any future challenges.

Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) – Devon

Advice for schools to remove barriers and inequalities in attainment and achievement for children and young people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and Traveller heritages, as well as those learning English as an Additional Language (EAL), including anti-racism and bilingual resources.(Ref: Devon EMTAS website)

Ethnic minority and traveller support - Support for schools and settings (

Supporting Ukraine

Home - Supporting Ukraine (

Homes for Ukraine – Resources - Devon Children and Families Partnership ( 

Homes for Ukraine – Resources - Devon Children and Families Partnership

Homes for Ukraine – Resources Introduction. Homes for Ukraine is a national official scheme to find homes for Ukrainian adults and children escaping war.. Some people have also arrived through informal routes and therefore may not be known to the scheme.

Government Benefits Calculator

Check benefits and financial support you can get - GOV.UK (

This includes information on children’s Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children with a disability or having additional needs.

Medical needs

Health for Kids provides information for primary school aged children and includes games, videos and quizzes. The site consists of four different worlds: Staying Healthy, Illness, Feelings and Getting Help. Each world is populated with different areas for children to learn about their health.

There is a separate area for grown-ups for in-depth guidance and localised information (  

Social and Emotional, Mental Health-some useful strategies and support for young people

Parents Mental Health Support | Advice for Your Child | YoungMinds

Parent Talk - Support for Parents from Action For Children

Children's mental health - Every Mind Matters - NHS (

School Nurse- Public Health Nursing team- Devon

Information about the services offered by this team.

Public Health Nursing – Education and Families (

This includes a wide range of health needs that may be affecting your child, for example, sleep problems, toilet training, bladder and bowel problems and much more!

Speech and Language- support and strategies for parents

Parent Portal | Home (

Parent Portal | Home - Speech and Language

Welcome to the Parent Portal, our award-winning speech and language support website for parents, carers and families. At Speech and Language Link, we understand that supporting your child’s language learning, alongside everything else that life demands from you, can be challenging.


Toileting, Bladder and Bowel

ERIC is the national charity dedicated to improving children’s bowel and bladder health. There are a wealth of resources and supportive on their website or you can contact them on, 0808 1699 949, Monday to Thursday, 10am to 2pm on freephone.

Home - ERIC