What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Childrens and Families Bill.

The Local Offer will:

  • Give you information about education, health and care services
  • Give you information about leisure activities and support groups
  • Hold all the information in one place
  • Be clear, comprehensive and accesible
  • Make servise provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations
  • Be developed and reviewed with service provider and service users

Who is it for?

The Local Offer is for:

  • Children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities (SEND)
  • Children and young people from birth to 25 years
  • Their parents and carers
  • Practitioners and professionals

How will it help me?

The Local Offer will:

  • Make it easier to find out what you need to know
  • Help you to be less dependent on other people or word of mouth
  • Help you to find the nearest and most suitable services
  • Help you to ask the right questions
  • Help you provide feedback about what is needed, raise concerns or make a complaint

What makes the Local Offer different?

The Local Offer should:

  • Not just be a directory or list of services
  • Help you identify suitable support
  • Help inform decisions about resources
  • Give transparent information about decision making, access and eligibility for services
  • Give information about personal budgets

To find out more about the Local Offer view the SEN Pathfinder web pages: