In July 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) issued the special educational needs and disability (SEND) Code of Practice 2014.
The local offer will make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations.
Chapter 4 of the most recent draft Code explains:
Local authorities [LAs] must publish a local offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have education, health and care (EHC) plans.
The two key purposes of the local offer are to:
- Provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it;
- Make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with SEN/disabilities and their parents and service providers in its development and review
Please read the documents attached below.
Mrs A Horn, SENCo and Mr M Bogg, SENCo Margaret Coates Centre