Cumbria’s SEND Local Offer | Cumbria’s Family Information Directory

The Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families information to help them find the right help and support in their area.

It has two main purposes:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available.
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs.

The Local Offer brings together information about education, health and care services, voluntary agencies, leisure activities and support groups in one place.


Contact – for families with disabled children | Contact

Contact offer support, guidance and advice for Families with children who have special educational needs, as well as, SEND proffesionals. They also offer Training and consultancy for both parents and professionals.

Contact are also the national delivery partner supporting parent carer forums in England.



Offering impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities and their parents and carers.


(IPSEA) Independent Provider of Special Education Advice

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice is a registered charity operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


SOS!SEN | The Independent Helpline for Special Education Needs (

They offer a free, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)


Special Needs Jungle

Special Needs Jungle creates easy to understand resources, articles and information for parents and carers of children with special needs, disabilities and health conditions to better enable them to navigate the special needs system.


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Use the form below to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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SENDAC c/o Cumbria Family Support The Office, Mardale Road Penrith Cumbria CA11 9EH

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