Lancashire Local Offer



Support for parents:

Lancashire and Cumbria autism support hub

Free advice, support and guidance for autistic children

The Lancashire and Cumbria Autism Support Hub is a brand-new dedicated space that brings autistic people, clinicians, and like-minded parents with real experiences together to share knowledge, ideas and experiences.

Lancashire Family Hubs Network

A Family Hub is a place where children, young people and their families can access support. We work with partner organisations like the NHS or schools to provide you with the help you need, without having to repeat yourself to lots of different people.

School anxiety and school avoidance

Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) parental guidance

This guidance has been produced by Lancashire Educational Psychology Service. It has been created based on current research/best practice and on what local families and schools have told us about things that are helpful for pupils with Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA).


Lancashire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service is a statutory service which is run at ‘arm’s length’ from the Local Authority and provides free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support to parents of children with special educational needs and children and young people with SEND

Inclusion helpline for EHC plans

  • The Inclusion helpline Tel: 01772 533900 is available for families to phone and speak to a member of the Inclusion team.
  • The Educational Psychology helpline Tel: 01772 530444 runs on Thursday 12.30pm-4.30pm (during term time) for families to seek advice regarding their children.