Parent carers

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Local Offer

Find out about help available for children and young people (from birth to 25) who have SEND. This is called the Local Offer.

SEND Local Offer – Dorset Council


Dorset Parent Carer Council

DPCC is run by parents & carers for parents & carers of children and young people age 0 – 25 with special educational needs or disability (SEND) who live in Dorset. Our aim is to improve services for our children and young people by ensuring that families’ voices are heard by planners and decision-makers. Signposting and communication are key to what we do and wherever possible, we aim to work in co-production.

On the website under the information tab you will find links to some great resources that have been co produced with the aim of supporting and guiding families.

Preparing for Adulthood Guide 

The Dorset Parent Guide to support your child’s Special Educational Needs