Coronavirus (COVID-19) SEND Local Offer

National Information for Coronavirus (COVID-19) SEND

These are links to national information relating to Coronavirus and vulnerable children and young people.

Is my child counted as vulnerable?

According to the latest publications from Government vulnerable children are:

  • children who have a social worker include children in need, children who have a child protection plan and those who are looked after by the local authority
  • have an EHC plan and it is determined, following a risk assessment, that their needs can be as safely or more safely met in the educational environment
  • have been identified as otherwise vulnerable by educational providers, local authorities (including children’s social care services) or other multi-agency partners (such as health care professionals, youth services and the police), and for whom attending early years, school or college would be protective and/or helpful at this time - this might include children and young people on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services, adopted children, those at risk of becoming NEET (‘not in employment, education or training’), those living in temporary accommodation, those who are young carers, those who would benefit from attendance because of a mental health need and others at local-level discretion

Useful links

Website: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

Website: Council for disabled children (opens in a new window)

Website: Council for disabled children COVID-19 Support and Guidance (opens in a new window)

Website: Contact for families with disabled children (opens in a new window)

Website: Coronavirus information for families with disabled children from Contact (opens in a new window)

Website: National Network of Parent Carer Forums COVID-19 (opens in a new window)

Website: Optional badges/lanyards to promote ongoing social distancing from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)