SEND Information for Parents

In addition to our School Offer, which can be found on our 'SEND at Gerrans' page, Cornwall Council publish a regularly updated Local Offer. The Local Offer is designed for parents and carers to find out more about the services available within the Duchy. The support described is for children with SEND and for their families. 
  • Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer shows the services, support and advice families want to know. We also include statutory information, set by the SEND Code of Practice
  • It includes universal, targeted and specialist provision. It has topics like: education, employment, leisure, transport, money, health, social care, childcare
  • Most of the information is specific to Cornwall. If certain things are not provided in Cornwall the local offer will show information and services further away
You can access the Local Offer here: http://www.supportincornwall.org.uk/localoffer

The Council have launched a Health Advice Messaging Service which aims to link families with health visitors and school nurses. Called 'Chat Health', it aims to provide a quick and easy way to access health advice and support about anything from potty training to drugs and alcohol support. You can access details for the service here:  Chat Health
Cornwall Council, with Together for Families, publish a regular newsletter for parents and families of children with SEND. You can access it here: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/schools-and-education/special-educational-needs/send-newsletters/
The Cornwall School Nursing Team are a valuable resource that can support with many aspects of children's health. The video and poster below inform you and your child about how they can help.