SEND reforms & Local Offer
What is the Local Offer?
The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs/disabilities and their parents or carers in a single place.
What is a "Local Offer"?
From the 1st September 2014, new legislation requires health service providers to work with Local Authorities to publish a "Local Offer" for children and young people with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25.
The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for each child and young person.
The information is also valuable in helping service providers to signpost parents, children and young people to appropriate support.