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.
Your first point of call is the Special Needs Co-ordinator or 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 infomation 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 from here!
Our Cumbria SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IAS) can also give you advice about SEN.
If you would like to add your organisation to the Local Offer, please download our Creating a New Directory Record - Registration Instructions [PDF 6.4KB] or watch our walk-through YouTube video:
If your organisation is already on the directory, please follow our Amending a Directory Record - Registration Instructions [PDF 5.4MB]
If you have already registered but have forgotten your username and password, please contact us at: FID@cumbria.gov.uk
Now you have created your directory record, we have provided another set of instructions - How to Upload Information to Your Directory Record [PDF 4.8MB] showing you what information is needed to make your directory record well informed and easy to find.