Welcome to DSPL Area 9

What is Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL)?

DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, reviewing and developing the range of provision and support services available to 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.
  • Improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment
  • Widens choice for children and parents/carers
  • Removes barriers to learning
  • 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.

Useful Links

The DSPL9 Triage Service offer direct support, advice, guidance and signposting for Families, Children & Young People in Watford, Three Rivers Bushey & Radlett. As a first point of contact please email enquiries@dsplarea9.org.uk

Please refer to the Triage page on this website for more information

Support for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND –Services for parents, carers and families (hertfordshire.gov.uk)

The role of a SENCO and how parents and SENCOs can work together to achieve the best results for a pupil –  Getting help at school from your SENCO (hertfordshire.gov.uk)

Help, support and advice for parents whose children’s attendance is low due to anxiety –If your child is too anxious to go to school (hertfordshire.gov.uk)

Contact details of the different SEND services, including details of Advice Line for EPs, the SLCA team, the SpLD team and others –Contact a SEND service (hertfordshire.gov.uk)

Information and advice for those whose children have just been diagnosed with SEND, or have  SEND concerns –New to SEND (hertfordshire.gov.uk)

DSPL on Hertfordshire Grid for Learning – www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/sen/whole_school/dspl

DSPL on HertsDirect – www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/dspl

SEND Strategy & Local Offer can be found at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/localoffer

Integrated Services for Learning – www.thegrid.org.uk/leadership/isl/

Parent Network – Families In Focus www.familiesinfocus.co.uk

Drop In Advice Sessions, Helpline and Workshops SENSOS – www.sossen.org.uk

Herts SENDIASS  information zone – www.hertssendiass.org.uk/information-zone.aspx


Current as of July 2022

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