DIAS supports children and young people with information about special educational needs.
We have five factsheets designed for young people with special educational needs, including two that are Easy Read. Easy Read means the information is written in clear English alongside pictures. The two factsheets are about our service and how we keep information private (confidentiality):
The other factsheets are short with clear English. The EHC plan factsheets can be used by young people or by anyone who would rather have something short and sweet!
- DIAS explained for young people
- Education, Health and Care plans explained for young people
- Education, Health and Care needs assessments explained for young people
You can also contact us directly for copies of any of our factsheets and resources.
Other organisations also make information to help you
Young Devon website
An organisation giving support to young people in Devon about mental health, accommodation, sexual health and wellbeing, as well as helping them to develop skills for work.
Devon’s SEND Local Offer website
Information about education, health and social care services and support for children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people about all kinds of things, including mental health.
Department of Health and Department for Education – SEND complaints: guide for young people aged 16 to 25 in education
A guide for young people with special education needs and disability (SEND) on what to do if they disagree with the support they get in school or college.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – Receiving Support
Films developed by young people with experience of working with mental health services to help other young people make choices about their care, answer frequently asked questions and provide a balanced view or the pros and cons of working with services.
Books on prescription
A list of books about mental health, confidence and self-esteem, stress and some conditions such as ADHD and autism that young people can get from their library.
Global mediation– a short film about going to mediation
Page updated November 2018
Page due for review: November 2020