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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


All children have the right to an education that will enable them to reach their full potential. We believe that each child has individual and unique needs and acknowledge that some children require more support than others. A child has special educational needs if he/she requires additional or different provision from that made generally for children of their age in that school.  In order to support these children we recognise their needs and plan accordingly. At St Bede's our Headteacher, Staff and Governors are all committed to the integration of children with Special Needs.


Lancashire County Council produces its own local offer which brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families in the local authority area.

Children and Family Wellbeing Service (CFW)

CFW provide confidential advice and support for young people and their families through Talkzone.

Contact with Talkzone can lead to a referral to targeted support or being signposted to group based provision. 
Follow the link for contact details. 

The following parent support groups are available to young people and families in Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancashire:


  • Junior Autism Group (JAG) 07366041272

  • TAAG Lancashire – Teenage ASD ADHD Group for Parents and Young People
  • High Five – Activities for children with disabilities and support groups for parents
  • Spectrum and Me – Support group for parents with children on the autistic spectrum or with sensory processing conditions.’SpectrumandMe/



  • The Lighthouse-Brighten Up Your Day! – Group of parents with children who have additional needs and disabilities

Jan Christie 01772816727


Supporting young people with SEND online


The internet can be a great place, but we need to be aware of the risks involved with being online.  For children with SEND, they may encounter further challenges and therefore additional support may be required.  There is a lot of tailored information available to parents and carers and the following links are a great starting point: