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SEND Advice and Consultations

We are changing the way we offer telephone consultations for the rest of the Autumn term to provide more flexibility for you in these challenging times

Therefore for this term initially, please contact earlyyearssend@buckinghamshire.gov.uk In your email please outline the issues you want to discuss in your telephone consultation. Please provide 2 or 3 dates and times when you will be available for a conversation. Your area team SEND advisor will endeavour to call you at a convenient time.

Telephone – 01296 387111

January 2021 SENCO Updates

June 2020 SENCO Updates

October 2020 SENCO Updates


Buckinghamshire - The SEND Integrated Service provides specialist Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) support through locally-based teams across Buckinghamshire. Formerly the SEN Team.

Buckinghamshire Occupational Therapy Service

Buckinghamshire SEND Information, Advice & Support (SEND IAS) Service

Bucks SEND news

Buckinghamshire Speech and Language Therapy Service

Early Years SENCO Liaison Groups
To find out what’s going on in your local area attend your local Early Years (EY) SENCO Liaison Group. Groups are free to attend and open to EY SENCOs in settings and schools with EYFS provision in Buckinghamshire. 

The PALS Social Skills Programme is an Australian research based educational resource developed by clinical psychologists and early childhood teachers for use in preschool settings. The programme teaches children from 3 to 6 years of age about greeting others, listening, sharing, taking turns, dealing with feelings of fear, sadness and anger and solving problems. The Early Years Service offers a range of training options to support settings in delivery of the programme.

Buckinghamshire Community Childminding Network (BCCN)
Buckinghamshire Community Childminding Network (BCCN) aims to provide services to support families and children who have significant additional needs or are considered vulnerable.  Through funding quality, flexible home based childcare our aim is to improve the well being of children, young people and the family.

Buckinghamshire Local Offer
The Local Offer sets out in one place, what help there is for children and young people with special educational needs or who have a disability in Bucks.

Disability Access Funding (DAF)
The Disability Access Fund helps funded providers make those reasonable adjustments within their provision to support children with a disability. The Disability Access Fund is a one off payment of £615 per child per year to the provider nominated by the parent, and is to be used to support inclusion of eligible 3 & 4 year olds through reasonable adjustments.

Early Interaction Sessions
Sessions to develop practitioners’  interaction skills within Buckinghamshire Early Years Settings, led by and EY SEND Advisor.

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