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The Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (2014)

A new duty in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice was placed on Local Authorities from September 2014 and this is referred to as the ‘Local Offer’. This means that Local Authorities must publish, in one place, information about provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 years of age who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

The Local Offer must include both local provision and provision outside the area that the local authority expects is likely to be used by children and young people with Special Educational Needs and /or Disabilities for whom they are responsible.

The Local Offer has two key purposes

  • To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities available.
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with SEND, parents and carers, and service providers.

The Local Offer forms a significant part of the new SEN Code of Practice and focusses on statutory duties for local authorities. The Local Offer is what goes on every day to support children and young people with SEN and how we ensure quality around this. This includes what we expect to be available in schools, colleges and other educational provision.

Visit the NCC Local Offer Page

 

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