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What is the Local Offer?

It aims to provide information to parents, carers and young people about provision expected to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have Special Educational Needs  (SEN) or are disabled, This includes those who do not have Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).  

In this one place, you can find information and services for: 

Who can I talk to?

If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact the Special Needs co-ordinator or SENCo in your child's school or nursery.

If you wish to discuss your child's needs,please contact the Special Educational Needs and Disability Teams, whose contact details are below:

01229 407403 for Barrow and South Lakeland
01946 506211 for Allerdale and Copeland
01228 226843 for Carlisle and Eden 

Our Cumbria SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IAS) can also give you advice about SEN.

Links to neighbouring Local Offers

We are aware that some families in Cumbria may access services provided by other local authority areas.  The neighbouring Local Offer are: 

Lancashire's Local Offer

Northumberland's Local Offer

County Durham's Local Offer

Yorkshire's Local Offer

Are you a service or organisation?

If you would like to add your organisation to the Local Offer, please follow the below registration instructions or watch the walk-through YouTube video:

Creating a New Directory Record - Registration Instructions [PDF 744KB]

YouTube Walk-through Registration Instructions

If your organisation is already on the directory, please follow the instructions below:

Amending a Directory Record - Registration Instructions [PDF 747KB]

If you have already registered but have forgotten your username and password, please contact us at at:


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