Special educational needs and disabilities

Guide to the Bristol SEND Local Offer

Bristol's Local Offer provides support and services for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families.

Disabled Children's Services

The Disabled Children Service provides a range of assessments and services for children with disabilities.

Bristol Children's Disability Register

You can register your child as disabled to receive discounts and reductions at local attractions.

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

An EHCP is for children and young people between 0 and 25 in education who have additional needs.

Short breaks for disabled children

You or your child could get a break, whether it's for an hour, day, overnight or weekend, depending on the needs of your family.

What is a SEN and what is a disability

The four categories of special educational need, how a long term disability is defined and how to get help identifying if your child has SEN