A child or young person has special educational needs (SEN) if they have a learning difficulty or disability that means special arrangements have to be made for their education.
If you are worried that your children has special educational needs, you can get information and advice:
- online from our 'Local Offer' special education needs and disabilities web pages
- by phone or email from Parent Advisory Team Thurrock (PATT), which provides independent information, advice and support services (IASS)
- by speaking with your GP and heath visitor
We also provide information on:
If you have tried all the support services above and would still like to contact our special education needs team, you can do so by email or phone.
: 01375 652 555
We acknowledge emails automatically and will reply to email and phone messages within 5 working days.
Between 4 March and 8 March 2019, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an inspection of Thurrock to judge its effectiveness in implementing the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms of the Children and Families Act 2014. The report below was received on 10 April 2019.
Our written statement of action, below, addresses concerns raised in the inspection report.