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What is Cumbria's SEND Local Offer?

Cumbria’s SEND Local Offer is the central information point for families with children and young people aged up to 25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Below is a short video from the Department of Education highlighting how children and young people and their families can get involved in their local area to give their views and opinions on what services should be offered.

Who can I talk to?

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If I think my child may have special educational needs, who can I talk to?

Your first point of call is the Special Needs Co-ordinator or Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) in your child's school or nursery.

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

If you are forwarding information to the SEND Teams, please email information securely via Egress to the local Inclusion Service whose details are as follows: 

Allerdale and Copeland 
West Cumbria House, Jubilee Road, Workington, CA14 4HB
Tel: 01946 506211

Barrow and South Lakes
Barrow: 4th Floor, Craven House, Michaelson Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1FD
Kendal: County Offices, Busher Walk, Kendal, LA9 4RQ
Tel: 01229 407403

Carlisle and Eden
Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1RD
Tel: 01228 226843

Access to the SEND Social Work Service is initially through contacting the central hub on: 0333 240 1727

You can also download the new Inclusion, SEND structure charts

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 SEND Local Offers are: 

Lancashire's Local Offer

Northumberland's Local Offer

County Durham's Local Offer

Yorkshire's Local Offer

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