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Health and wellbeing


Communication and interaction

If your child needs extra support with communication and interaction you need to speak to your school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) or SEND Outreach Team.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)

What can I do to help, what services are out there for my child, how to make a referral and more.

Cognition and learning

First steps to support your child’s cognition and learning. Speaking to your child’s school SENCO and using the Specialist Advisory Service

Physical disability

Spotting the signs of a physical disability and how to get support

Hearing and vision

The Educational Team for Hearing and Vision offer a wide range of services to support children and young people who have been diagnosed with hearing and/or vision loss from birth to leaving school

Neurodevelopmental Conditions

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/ Dyspraxia
  • Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Intellectual Disability/Learning Disability Sensory Needs
  • Tourette Syndrome (TS)

NELC SEND Local Offer | Sleep (

Free sleep support, training, and useful links.

Midwives, health visitors and school nurses

Midwives for pregnancy, birth and afterwards. Health visiting for 0-5 years, school nurses for 5-19 years.

Learning disability annual health checks for 14 plus

An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care.

Community and hospital services

  • Speech and language
  • Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
  • Dietitians
  • Children’s Continence Service
  • Adult ADHD and ASD Services
  • Adult Learning Disability Team

Complex care

  • Children’s Complex Health Team
  • Designated Clinical Officer for SEND
  • Children’s Continuing Health Care
  • Personal Health Budgets
  • Children’s Nurse Educator
  • Complex Health Nurse
  • Nurse in School (Humberston Park)
  • St Andrew’s Hospice

Health: Self help

Links to health apps and the NHS website.

Medicines For Children

We provide practical and reliable advice about giving medicine to your child.

GPs, Pharmacies and Dentists

Find a GP, pharmacy, and dentist. Use the Minor Ailment scheme if you do not pay for prescriptions.

Equipment and wheelchairs

Wheelchair loans, personal wheelchair budgets and equipment and adaptations to support daily living.

Have your say on health services

Current survey’s and consultations, engagement and coproduction, feedback and complaints for NHS Services, Healthwatch, PALS, and EHCP Annual Review Feedback.


Social, emotional and mental health

Includes links to local mental health providers for children and young people as well as info on:

  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Eating concerns and disorders
  • Anxiety, stress and worry
  • Low mood and depression
  • Sleep
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Self-harm
  • Exam stress

Supporting bereaved children and young people with special educational needs | Child Bereavement UK

Ideas to support your child through a bereavement.

Eating Disorders (

What you can do to support someone with an eating disorder.

PEACE, eating disorders and autism.

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