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A list of useful resources has been collated on this page to aid professionals working directly with children, young people and their families. Some information on this page is already featured on the Local Offer website. Direct links have been applied to help you locate this information quickly. Some information on this page is hosted externally and as such, links will direct you to external websites.

If there are other sources you regularly access or use, and you feel that adding them to this page would assist you and other professionals, please let us know by emailing:

Useful Resources

Apply for an assessment

Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Forms
Find examples and all sections of the Education, Health and Care Plan Forms for completion.

Early Years

Referral for a Derbyshire specialist support service for children in the foundation stage
To refer to the EYSEN specialist teaching service or Derbyshire portage service.

Early Years SEN Inclusion Fund
Find information and forms relating to the Early Years Inclusion Fund.

Early Years SEN Panel Referral Form
If you are an NHS professional who'd like to bring a child with suspected SEN to our attention, please complete the Section 1 Notification of the EYSEN Panel referral form. For Early Years Providers to refer a child to Derbyshire County Council support services, please also complete Section 2.

EYFS Celebratory Checkpoints
Find information and forms relating to the Early Years Celebratory Checkpoints.

Early Years Graduated Response April 2023
Find information about the provision for young children requiring support from within educational settings without the necessity for an EHCP.

Early Years Descriptors of Special Educational Needs Provision
Find information about the importance of Quality First Teaching and the responsibility of all practitioners to use their best endeavours to meet the needs of all children.

Education and Learning

Derbyshire Autism Outreach Referral Form
Derbyshire Autism Outreach RESUME Referral Form
Find forms for schools to refer students to the Autism Outreach service.

Derbyshire Behaviour Support Service Referral Form
Derbyshire Behaviour Support Service RESUME Referral Form
Find forms for schools to refer students to the Behaviour Support service.

Autism Education Trust
Gain understanding of autism and learn evidence-based strategies to support your pupils. The Autism Education Trust Programme offers face-to-face and virtual training, and practical resources to support education professionals in mainstream and special settings.

Sensory and Physical Support Service (SPSS) - Hearing Impairment Referral Form
Sensory and Physical Support Service (SPSS) - Physical Impairment Referral Form
Sensory and Physical Support Service (SPSS) - Vision Impairment Referral Form
For schools & settings to make a referral to the Sensory and Physical Support Service.

SSSEN Service Referral Form
Find Information and forms relating to referring a child to the SSSEN Service.

Derbyshire Support Children with Medical Needs
Find information and forms for making arrangements for supporting pupils with medical conditions.

Derbyshire County Council Sensory Processing Needs Toolkit
A guide and forms for schools, settings and practitioners on how to support children with sensory needs, in order to remove or reduce the impact of this on their learning.

My SEND Learning Programme
Describe in one document a child's views, health needs, social care needs, outcomes, provision and more.

Alternative Provision Directory
Find a variety of organisations that offer alternative provision to children and providers in Derbyshire to support a variety of ages and needs.

Health and Wellbeing

Single Point of Access (SPOA) for emotional and behavioural problems
Referral form for GPs and primary care professionals in health, education and local government to contact the SPOA team to request support for children and young people with emotional and behavioural problems in the Derby City and South Derbyshire area only.

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
Referral form for any involved professionals such as social workers, school nurses, school professionals, doctors, and educational psychologists in North Derbyshire.

Preparing for adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood Pathway
Find information helping children and young people to prepare for adulthood. It sets out how services should work together to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities to prepare for adult life.

Preparing for Adulthood Toolkit
Find all tools and resources from the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi).


Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
Provides a range of information resources on topics such as safeguarding disabled children, early help, domestic abuse and more. It also provides a range of policies and procedures with key local guidance.

Starting Point
To request early help services for Derbyshire children and young people.
If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm, please contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 immediately.