SEND Information

We are working with Derbyshire County Council by sharing the following survey. There will also be a workshop/discussion session to gain views via Teams on 10th November, 10am-11.30am.

To complete the survey click HERE

At Derbyshire County Council we are always looking at ways to improve our services and look to involve our local community to find out their suggestions and ideas. It would be fantastic if we could get some feedback from Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice to understand our offering around reimbursements and what we can do to ensure parents have access to the best possible options for their child. The aim of this is to ensure that this is another option that might help parents and allow pupils to have consistency on their journey to school in order to arrive calm and ready to learn. This is available alongside all the other Home to School Transport options that will remain part of our offer.

We would also love to explore this topic in more depth with some parents by running a workshop on 10th November.  Book your place via Eventbrite HERE

What do we mean by “reimbursements”?

A reimbursement is a payment to help you get your child to school in a way that offers the flexibility to make your own arrangements to suit your family. The reimbursement rate is 45p per mile to cover the cost of running your vehicle to and from school. If you return home immediately after the school run you can be reimbursed for the travel for four journeys per day (home to school to home, twice per day). If you travel onwards (e.g. to work) from the school run, you can claim reimbursement for two journeys per day (home to school to home).

Below is the report from the Derbyshire Local Offer Survey:

Derbyshire Local Offer Survey Report 2021

Feedback from the reviewing team and Derbyshire Local Offer team will be shared shortly.

To keep informed or if you would like to become more involved in the reviewing and developing the local offer please complete the form:

This survey has now ended, thank you all who took part.  A report is being put together and will be shared shortly.

The Derbyshire Local Offer is being reviewed and DIASS and Derbyshire Educational Psychology Services are working together with parent carers to improve this site using your views.

Follow the link to our survey to find out more and complete the questions.

Click Here

Parent carers are also invited to attend a drop-in Zoom session.
The Derbyshire Local Offer Website is currently being reviewed.
To help improve the site, DPCV, DIASS and the Educational Psychology service are hosting this event for you to feedback what is working well and what needs to be improved so the website is accessible to everyone.
The drop-in session will begin at 10.30am on 3rd March 2021 where there will be a brief introduction and will run to 1.30pm.
Please feel free to join when you are available.
The Local Offer is there for parents, carers, children and young people to find information about support that is available in Derbyshire around education, health and social care.
For more information please contact Maria on 01629 533660 or

To Join Zoom Meeting directly

Meeting ID: 973 6710 6013
Passcode: LO


Alongside Derbyshire Parent Carer Voices’ return to education survey, the local authority asked school staff about what they felt was helping attendance of those children and young people with EHCP’s.  The views of staff are on what has been successful in aiding attendance and the reasons that the attendance of those with EHCP’s was effected last half term.  See below the results of the survey.

Supporting Attendance


Share Your Covid-19 Health & Care Story

Over the next 6 weeks we will be encouraging members of the public in Derby and Derbyshire to tell us about their COVID-19 health and care story.

COVID-19 has created some big and potentially long-lasting changes in the way that people across Derbyshire look after their health and care needs.

We want to hear from as many people as possible about what those changes have been, how they have impacted their lives both positively and negatively, and what lessons we can learn moving forward.

We will be asking people to tell us their ideas for how they would like to look after their health and care in the future. We will ask people what they have stopped doing during COVID, what they started doing differently and what they plan to carry on doing. This might be about how they use health and care services or about how they look after their own health and care.

The more people that take part, the more we can learn so please encourage everyone you know to take part in this important opportunity to shape health and care across Derbyshire.

To take part follow this link

If you would like to know more about the project there is a 30 minute drop in session on Zoom with Traverse (who are carrying out the research) next Wednesday 9th at 12.00. You can find out more about the project and get a tour of the platform being used to gather stories and ideas.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 870 2936 8019

Passcode: 2R1He6


High Needs Review Outcome report – September 2019

Also known as the ISOS Review, many parent/carers took time out of their busy lives to take part in this review and the final report has now been published.  Follow the link below and be taken to the Derbyshire Local Offer page where you will find a summary and report.

Report Link


The Results Are In!

Derbyshire Local Area have recieved the letter to inform them of how well the SEND Reforms are being rolled out across Derbyshire, this does not just mean the Local Authority, it includes all the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) in Derbyshire, schools, settings and provision provided by Social Care, Education and Health.  Below is the letter shared bythe Care Quality Commission and OFSTED.

Derbyshire SEND Local Area Inspection Letter