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Longmeadow

Primary school

Delivering Special Provision Locally

What is Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL)?

DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where...

Parents

Early Years Settings Staff

Further Education College Staff

Representatives from Other Agencies

Carers

Primary & Secondary School Staff

Local Authority Officers

...work together as part of an Area Group.

They ensure that there is a range of provision and support services available in their local community that:

Meets the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25, as close to home as possible

Removes learning barriers

Improves the outcomes for wellbeing and attainment

Widens the choice for children and parers/carers

Uses resources more effectively

There are nine DSPL Area Groups across the county that meet regularly to discuss what services are available and to influence how services are shaped and developed to ensure the children and young people with SEND in their area receive the right support in their educational activities.