In this section, you will find information including schools, transport, post 16 provision, medical conditions at school, education inclusion service, Sensory and Physical Teaching Service (SaPTS) integrated sensory support service, pupil referral units and education, health, and care (EHC) plans.

Health and well-being

In this section, you will find information including health services for children and young people including specialist nursing, therapies (e.g., physiotherapy, speech, and language therapy), Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Community dentistry and audiology.


In this section you will find information about activities, music and the arts, leisure centres, cinemas, libraries, and countryside events.

Transition to adulthood

In this section you will find information about moving into adulthood; independent living; education, employment and training opportunities and community inclusion.

Early Years and Childhood

Parents, carers, and practitioners can contact Early Years Support via the following e-mail address:

Early Years Support recognises that some babies and children may need some additional support from education, health, and care services at certain times in their lives.

Early Years Support aims to facilitate early intervention, information sharing and planning across services for babies/children under the age of 5 years where support may be needed regarding their learning/development and or physical/medical needs with a named lead practitioner.

SEN advice

The service is trained to provide advice based on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice and the Children and Families Act.

SENDIASS offers impartial, confidential information, advice, and support for any type of disability or learning difficulty (diagnosis not needed) to:

Parents and carers of children and young people (birth to 25 years) with special educational needs or disabilities

Children and young people (up to 25 years) with special educational needs or disabilities (and if they choose, their parents/carers). SENDIASS will ensure that young people can participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives and encourage self-advocacy.

Support organisation

In this section, you will find information including childcare and children’s centres, Support for parent carers and young people from services including Families Information Service Hub (FISH), Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS), East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF) and The Young Leaders of East Riding (T.Y.L.E.R.).

Benefits and Grants

In this section you will find information about financial support which is specifically for individuals with special educational needs and disabilities, and also those who care for them.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council. (Ref:

Here you will find East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s website, the quickest way to access a full range of council information and services.

East Riding Local Offer. (Ref:

The Local Offer is a way to make it easier for you to find out about services and support available to children and young people from birth to 25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Information and support is separated into six sections, Education, Health, Care & Support, Leisure, Money, and Adulthood. You can also search our directory of services and groups.

Special Stars Foundation. (Ref:

Special Stars Foundation is a not-for-profit registered charity. Their focus is to improve the quality of life for people with significant learning and physical disabilities and their families across Hull and East Yorkshire. They achieve this by providing a diverse calendar of creative learning and social activities. They also offer a range of support, training, and advice services for parent carers.

IPSEA. (Ref:

By law, children with SEND are entitled to educational support that meets their individual needs. Since IPSEA was formed in 1983, they have helped to improve educational support for thousands of children with all kinds of SEND. They do this by providing free and independent legally based information, advice, and casework support. Their unique range of services has been developed to ensure that families understand their children’s legal rights and entitlements and that they are empowered to enforce those rights to secure the right education for their child.

IPSEA has a suite of free downloadable guides, resources, and template letters available to parents and carers. These guides are complemented by a free Advice Line and Call-in Helpline which provide legally based information and next step advice on any educational issue that is a result of a child’s SEND. IPSEA’s Tribunal Helpline gives next step advice on appeals and disability discrimination claims to the SEND Tribunal and is also the gateway to our Tribunal Support Service where a referral can be made for more extensive casework support from a volunteer, including representation at the hearing. Our advice services are delivered by a national network of around one hundred highly trained volunteers, supervised and supported by IPSEA’s Legal Team members.

Contact – For families with disabled children. (Ref:

Contact is the charity for families with disabled children. They understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed. They support families with the best possible guidance and information and bring families together in local groups and online, to support each other by sharing experiences and advice. They also help families to campaign, volunteer, fundraise and shape local services to improve life for themselves and others.

Family Fund. (Ref:

Family Fund are the UK’s largest grant-making charity for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, on a low income.

They believe that families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as wider families and try to make this happen every day by: 

Giving grants to families on a low income for items they may not otherwise be able to afford.

Offering services to help parents and carers to achieve the outcomes they want for their child and family. Providing ways for families to share their experiences, so they can influence lasting change on issues that matter to them.

New life. (Ref:

Newlife was founded 30 years ago to ensure that disabled and terminally ill children get the best possible start in life and have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Newlife offers a lifeline for families, providing life-changing and life-saving equipment when and where it’s needed. Alongside equipment, they campaign to improve the outlook for disabled children and change lives. They support parents, work with health professionals, and strive for a future where all disabled children get the equipment they need and deserve.

Child Dynamix. (Ref:

Child Dynamix is a children and families’ charity providing local and city-wide services in Hull. They are proud of the difference we have made since becoming a registered charity in 2005. Their day nurseries, holiday club and crèche provision can help with childcare, whilst their family support team can offer help and information with a range of family issues. 

Unique Friends. (Ref:

Unique Friends are a not-for-profit organisation that provide activities, support, and information to children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged 0-99 years and their families. They are based at The Annex in Gilberdyke and welcome families from the surrounding areas of East Yorkshire.

Aim Higher. (Ref:

Aim Higher is a local charity in Hull and East Yorkshire, set up by four mums to empower families facing autism, mental health, and educational barriers. They promote social inclusion among children and young adults with autism or mental health conditions and their parents/carers/families who are socially excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of their disabilities. It also aims to promote social inclusion for the benefit of individuals and their families, to promote social inclusion among children and young adults with autism or mental health conditions and their parents/carers/families who feel socially excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of their disabilities by: providing educational and informative support that enables maximum educational opportunities, raising public awareness of the issues families and individuals with ASC and mental health face, in relation to their educational and social exclusion, administrating workshops, forums, advocacy, general support and help for parents and carers to become empowered and more confident in their roles and much more. 

Dyslexia Sparks. (Ref:

Dyslexia Sparks was founded in August 2016, with a mission to support dyslexic individuals across the Hull and East Yorkshire region. Co-founded by Founding Director, Jane Craig, and previous Centre Manager, Mary Robinson, Sparks quickly established itself as the leading provider of dyslexia support within the area. Sparks was born out of a passion for helping people reach their potential and find their inner SPARK. It’s built on many years’ experiences of understanding the barriers dyslexic individuals face, and a desire to ensure they can overcome these challenges. At Sparks they are a charity who puts CARE at the heart of what we do – we care about the people we work with, we care about what they’re going through, and we care about their futures – and they’re committed to doing what we can to ensure their future becomes what they want it to be.

Maxi Fun Club. (Ref:

Organise and subsidise leisure activities for DISABLED CHILDREN and their families in the Hull or East Riding area. The Maxi Fun Club is for Disabled Children and their Families. Mainly funded by BBC Children in Need with additional funding from private donations for becoming of age children. They are a group of parents who were having trouble accessing family leisure activities for their disabled children and their siblings, so they decided to set up their own group.