We have organised services into sections which relate to the child and young person’s area of need -

  • communication and interaction
  • cognition and learning
  • social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • sensory and physical needs

Communication and interaction (CI)

Children and young people with speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty in communicating with others. This may be because they have difficulty saying what they want to, understanding what is being said to them or they do not understand or use social rules of communication

Children and young people with neurodiverse needs, including Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism are likely to have particular difficulties with social interaction. They may also experience difficulties with language, communication, and imagination, which can impact on how they relate to others

Cognition and learning (CL)

Learning difficulties cover a wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), through to profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia (SpLD)

Social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH)

Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive, or disturbing behaviour. These behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression, self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained. Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder

Sensory and physical needs

Children and young people with vision impairment (VI), hearing impairment (HI) or a multi-sensory impairment (MSI)

Children and young people with a physical disability (PD).

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Section 3 Para 20)

We have also included information on -

  • nursing, medical, and dental services
  • online health information
  • comment, complaints and have your say

You will find the local offer services and also wider support services including charities.

If you have any questions about the information in this section, contact localoffer@hullcc.gov.uk