Local offer


For children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) or who are disabled (SEND)

Our local offer sets out the education, health and social care services available for local children and young people with SEN and disabilities in the borough.

Detailed information about what’s available is divided into the following sections:

Education iconHealth iconCare and family supprtPreparing for adulthood

Finding a home iconMoney advice iconLeisure iconSupport advice participation and empowerment iconTell us what you think Co-production

Local Offer directory

Our Local Offer directory offers comprehensive information on what’s available across education, health and social care for local children and young people who have SEN or are disabled.

Local Offer directory

About our Local Offer

Our local offer is more than simply a directory of services. It’s the outcome of partnership working with our local community.

We have a duty under the Children and Families Act to set out in one place information about provision across education, health and social care for children and young people who have SEN or are disabled – including support for their families.

This is our ‘Local Offer’.

The purpose is to:

  • Provide clear information
  • Make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children, their parents and young people as well as service providers in its development and review

This new way of working – co-production – with children, young people and their families has brought a fresh and innovative approach. We’ve formed closer partnerships for shaping services and setting priorities at a time when there is less money in the system.

By working together we can ensure that we develop provision which is responsive to local needs and leads to the best outcomes for all of our children and young people.

This local offer is just the start of our journey.

Extra support

An education, health and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support. EHC plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.

This video explains what an EHC plan is and how it may benefit your child.

Our SEND strategy

Read our inclusive framework strategy for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission joint inspection

Read the report on our effectiveness of implementing the disability and special educational needs reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.