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The Local Offer provides information for pupils and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives families more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for their child. To access more information, please visit the website:


External Agency Support


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Northamptonshire local offer to support children and families. 

FACT Northampton: A support group for the families of children and young adults with ADHD Email:


The ADHD Foundation: Work in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers, and other agencies to improve the emotional wellbeing, educational attainment, behaviour, and life chances of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conditions. Telephone: 0151 237 2661 Email:


Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD): The Northamptonshire local offer to support children and families. 

NCC Local Offer- Autism Information Pack


Autism East Midlands:  Provide specialist support and advice for Northamptonshire’s autism community. They run a number of youth groups (ages 8 to 18) and activity days for children and young people (age 8 to 21) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Telephone: 01604 239404 Email:


FACT Northampton: A support group for the families of children and young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Email:

Ambitious about Autism: Is a national charity for children and young people with autism. They provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Telephone: 02088155444 Email:

What is autism?

This video gives you information about autism along with some of the work we do. If you would like to know more about autism head to:

Learning Difficulties 

The Dyspraxia Foundation:  Is a membership organisation that provides information and support to individuals and families affected by dyspraxia. It has a network of local support groups in England and Wales. Telephone: 01462454986 Email:

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA): Has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. They provide information, resources and training to support children to reach their potential.

Telephone: 0333 405 4555 Email:

Childhood Dyspraxia: James' story | NHS

James was diagnosed in 2005 with dyspraxia, a disability that can affect movement and coordination. His mother describes James' symptoms and the methods used...

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS): Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) supports children and young people up to the age of 18 in Northamptonshire, experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties. The service offers a range of therapies delivered either individually or in groups, in partnership with families at a number of localities. Telephone: 0300 1111 022 Email:


ASK NORMEN:  Is a website for anyone with an interest in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children, young people, and adults in Northamptonshire. The team aim to ensure everyone is aware of the services, training, and support materials that are available in the county. (age 11 to 25 years) Telephone: 01604 651100 Email:


Service Six: Is a specialist provider of outcome-based professional therapeutic support and activity services for hard-to-reach disadvantaged children, young people, adults, and families in Northamptonshire. Telephone: 01933 277520 Email:

Their services include:

Youth Counselling and Adult Counselling
For young people (aged 11-19, or up to 25 years with SEND).

The TARGET Project
Targeting And Reducing Grooming, Exploitation, and Trading (of children and young people online).

The OPAL Project
Supports young self-harmers (aged 10-18).

The New Leaf Project
Support for people aged 16+ who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

An anti-social behaviour and low-level youth crime reduction project.

East Northants Council Community Support and Counselling
For children, young people, adults, and families (aged 5+ years) in East Northants.


Young Minds: Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Telephone: 0808 802 5544 Email:

Young Northants: A range of mental health support services for young people in Northamptonshire.

SANE: Work to improve quality-of-life for people affected by mental illness. They aim to combat stigma around mental illness, and to provide care and emotional support for those with mental health problems (and their families). Telephone: 03003047000 Email:

Support for Parents/ Carers


Information Advice Support Service (IASS) for SEND in Northamptonshire: Offer independent support for parents and carers of children with special needs. Telephone:01604 364772 Email:


Northants Parent Forum Group: Parent and carer forum for families of children with additional needs. Telephone:07745 249094


Early Help Team: The EHA can be used to support children and young people between 0 to 19 years, including unborn babies, and can also be used with consent up to the age of 24 (where a young person has a learning difficulty or disability). ​ The EHA is a simple way to help identify the needs of children and families and make a plan to meet those needs. Its purpose is to provide a co-ordinated response so no-one misses out on the support they need. It is used by all agencies in Northamptonshire who are delivering early help to the families they work with. Email: 


Northamptonshire Family Support Service’ (FSS). The FSS team comprises of two services – Family Intervention Project (FIP) and Medium Intensive Intervention Service (MIIS), offering either three or six months support to families with children aged between 5-18 years at either level 3 or level 4. Telephone: 01604 584312 Email:

Family Lives: Provide professional, non-judgmental support in all aspects of family life. 

Telephone: 08088002222 Email: