Information for Young People

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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!

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).

Council for Disabled Children
A charity that has resources for young disabled people, including a guide to sharing your views at an EHC plan review and a guide to personal budgets.

Kooth website
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people about all kinds of things, including mental health.

Law Stuff
Provides free legal information to children and young people both over the phone and online.

Department of Health and Department for 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.

Stand Up, Speak Up
A website for young people in Devon who have experience of being in care. It has lots of useful information around key areas such as being in care, adoption and leaving care.

Bullying UK
An organisation that supports children and young people and their parents who are affected by bullying. Support includes a helpline and online chat service.

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.

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Page updated: July 2020 Page due for review: July 2021