Information on schools, colleges, alternate provision and education support services for people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their carers.
All schools should have a clear approach to identifying and responding to SEN. The benefits of early identification are widely recognised – identifying need at the earliest point and then making effective provision improves long-term outcomes for the child or young person. (Reference Chapter 6 SEND Code of Practice 2015)
The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.
What the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Service does, what we mean by Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and a full list of FAQs relating to SEND.