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What is the Local Offer?

Cumbria's Local Offer

Cumbria's Local Offer 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 SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan. 

In this one place, you can find information about providers of the following services:

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

If you wish to discuss your child's needs with a Lead Education Officer, please contact the SEND Teams 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 (SENDIAS) can also give you advice about SEN.

We are aware that some families in Cumbria may access services provided by other local authority areas.  By clicking on the relevant link you will be taken to the Local Offer for the local authority you have chosen.

In addition the Department of Education have funded the development of a national resource called SEND Direct.  A link to this searchable site is also listed below:

Lancashire's Local Offer

Northumberland's Local Offer

County Durham's Local Offer

Yorkshire's Local Offer

SEND Direct

If you would like to add your organisation to the Local Offer, please click on the below link and follow the instructions:

Creating a New Directory Record - Registration Instructions [pdf 744kb]

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:


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