One way in which Hertfordshire provides support to children and young people with SEND across the county is through our Delivering Special Provision Locally groups (DSPLs).

There are 9 DSPL areas. The reason for having different area groups means that the groups can cater the provision to exactly what their area needs, giving a more focused approach to providing the right support for the right locality. They provide support to schools and also widen the choice for parents and families of support outside of school in the local area.

  • Support local schools, early years settings, colleges and services to provide quality provision that meets the needs of children and young people with SEN and disabilities
  • Work in partnership with schools and settings to ensure that short and long term outcomes for children and young people with SEN and disabilities are improved and there is evidence of their achievements and progress socially, emotionally and academically
  • Work  proactively and collaboratively with parents, young people, schools and other stakeholders through co-production to increase participation in service planning, delivery and review
  • Manage resources in a transparent way to meet local needs and achieves best value.
  • Parents and carers
  • Staff from early years settings, schools and colleges
  • People from other SEND organisation