Education, schools and colleges (SEND Local Offer)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On Monday 6 July, the Department for Education updated its guidance on temporary changes to special educational needs and disability legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

It has been updated to reflect announcement on 2 July that, unless the evidence changes, they will not be issuing further national notices to modify section 42 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

This means that the reasonable endeavours duty to provide special educational and health provision will come to an end in August and the duty will return to an absolute duty as was the case previously.

Website: Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus from GOV.UK (opens in new window)

You can find more information about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting things by visiting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pages on the Local Offer.

Are you going to Further Education College this September 2020

The following links will help to support you with leaving school and going to college

Website: HOW College (opens in a new window)

Website: Warwickshire College Group (opens in a new window)

Website: Kidderminster College (opens in a new window) 

If you find that any of the information on these pages is incorrect or links don't work, please let us know by emailing:

SEND services

You can contact Worcestershire County Council through the methods below:

Call the SEND Services Helpline on 01905 845579

Email SEND Services on

Write to SEND Services at the following address:
SEND and Vulnerable Learners, Education and Early Help, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2NP

Useful links

SENDIASS (opens in a new window) - SEND information, advice and support service

Education Services (opens in a new window) - services from Worcestershire Children First that offer support in schools including for disadvantaged and vulnerable adults