Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - our Local Offer

This information is for parents/carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It explains the support we offer in Haringey for those children and young people. This is called our ‘local offer’.

Some children have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn.

The term special educational needs (SEN) describes the needs of children who have a difficulty or disability which makes learning harder for them than other children of the same age. SEN can cover a broad spectrum of difficulty or disability and children may have wider ranging or specific problems. These may relate to physical development, visual or hearing impairment or difficulties related to speech and language communication, behaviour or learning.

We understand that you want the best for your child – and this includes getting the right help when you need it, whether for a short time or if you need longer term support. There are different stages of support, and different types of support depending on the age of your child.

You can use the links below to find out more about how we can support you and your child.

Early years (0 to 4 year olds)

School age children (5 to 15 year olds)

Leaving school and becoming an adult (16 to 25 year olds)

SEND information and support

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)


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Your feedback

We welcome your feedback on the information on these web pages – our local offer. You can tell us what you think:

  • By filling in the feedback form at the bottom of this web page
  • By emailing
  • By writing to us at Local Offer Comments, Haringey Council, Cumberland Road, London N22 7SG

What we will do with your feedback

We will update or change the information on these pages where possible, following your feedback.

Each year in September, we will also publish a list of comments and feedback from you and what we have done to address the comments.

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Contact us

  • Email:
  • Phone: 020 8489 1913
  • Post: Haringey Council, Additional Needs and Disabilities, 40 Cumberland Road, London N22 7SG

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Page Last Updated:

23 February 2017

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