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Welcome to Croydon's Local Offer

Activities, information, and services for those with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Local Offer provides information and advice about services that children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies. It also provides information on a wide range of activities to do in and around Croydon. 

We're continuing to develop this website and would welcome your views and suggestions.

Support and guidance updates

Help is at Hand

Help is at Hand is a is a phone-based service that offers immediate crisis support for parents, carers, and guardians without having to leave their homes.

Their experienced team will assist with the immediate mental wellbeing of any parent or carer and provide a focus, to better understand how they can manage themselves, their young person, or their child.

Phone lines are open from 12pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday

07592 037 823

Alternatively, you can contact them via email on:

Download the Help is at Hand flyer (PDF, 311KB).

Healthy Families, Brighter Future programme

Croydon is offering the free Healthy Families, Brighter Future programme to residents to help give children in the borough the best possible start in life.

Families with children aged seven and under can sign up to the eight-week programme run by the charity HENRY to learn more about looking after their family’s physical, emotional, and mental health and much more.

Download the HENRY Croydon leaflet (PDF, 3.5MB)

Download the HENRY Croydon referral form (DOCX, 244KB)

Croydon local area SEND engagement roadshows 2023

We are pleased to invite you to join us in the development of the next SEND Strategy 2023-2026.

Designed to support SEND children and young people aged 0 to 25, this strategy will set out the priorities for the next three years. Your contribution to this is essential if we are to have a meaningful strategy developed with and for the whole SEND community.

Contact us for more information at:

Download the SEND strategy roadshows information document (PDF, 802KB)

Download and complete the SEND Strategy 2023 Engagement Roadshow Feedback Form (PDF, 459KB).

Download and complete the SEND Strategy 2023 Engagement Roadshow Feedback Form (DOCX, 464KB).

Croydon Youth Disability Project

Croydon’s Youth Disability Project took part in the South London September Marathon March to help raise money for the Palace for Life Foundation, which has been working with the South London community for over 25 years. The young people from the Youth Disability Project have benefited a great deal from experiences with the charity over the years, including regular football and sports activities which have increased confidence, skills and fitness levels.

The team did amazingly well and raised £900 for the charity.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest updates

Visit our resources page for the latest COVID support and guidance information.

More news

There is a new Education, Health and Care Plan review template

Croydon Active Voices are looking for a Coordinator to join their team (PDF, 62KB)

Read the summary of achievements report, 2021 -2022 (PDF, 1.8MB)

Read the open letter from the newly appointed Minister for Children and Families. 

Read the open letter from Minister Quince on the joint local area SEND inspection report. (PDF, 118KB)

London Teacher of the Year logo

Croydon is a proud sponsor of the London Teacher of the Year Awards 2020.


Other documents

Download the latest SEND team contact list (PDF, 182KB)

Download and read the 2019 to 2022 SEND strategy document (PDF, 700KB)

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