What support is in the local area?

The local offer

The Local Offer provides information for children and young people (0-25) with SEND and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows famlies what they can expect from a range of local agencies including:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Social care
  • Activities and leisure
  • Clubs and groups
  • Advice and support 
  • Preparing for adulthood

Website: www.doncaster.gov.uk/localoffer


Your place

Your place provides support and information that is unique to families and residents when everyday issues become difficult. By using resources to support families they can implement a coordinated approach to resolving issues.

The Your Place team are on hand to chat with you about what’s concerning you or anything you feel you need support with. They are here to listen and to help resolve your issues.

Here are a few things you can chat to the team about:

  • Benefits
  • Family Support
  • Local groups and activities
  • Childcare
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Housing support
  • Employment
  • Debt and financial concerns
  • Education support for your child as well as information for adults wanting access to adult learning courses.

Website: www.yourlifedoncaster.co.uk/family 


Doncaster Autism Service (DAS)

Doncaster Autism service is a new service, aiming to support people with Autism of all ages and their families.

Some of the services they can provide include:

  • Workshops for parents and carers
  • Counselling for parents and carers
  • Social groups, events and family activities
  • Forums to make people's voices heard
  • health and well being therapies
  • information, guidence, advice and signposting to other specialist services and organisations

Telephone: 07536 455292 

Email: das@doncastercarers.org.uk


Doncaster SENDIAS

Doncaster SENDIAS provides information, advice and support, to parents, carers, children and young people in relation to Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability and related health and social care issues.

Their service is FREE of charge and the information and advice we offer is impartial and confidential


Website: https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/sendias

Telephone: 01302 736920

Email: sendias@doncaster.gov.uk 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DoncasterSENDIAS


Young minds

Young minds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

They offer a parent helpline which is available to offer advice to parents and carers worries about a child or young person under 25.


  • Telephone: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri 9:30am - 4pm)


Advice and information around challenging behaviour for parents