Section 7 – Local Offer

The SEND Local Offer (Disability & Special Education Needs) offers information all in one place. The Local Offer helps children, young people and their parents to understand what services and support they can expect from a range of local agencies – including their statutory entitlements. Every local authority must publish, in one place, information about provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0-25 who have Special Educational Needs or disabilities.

The purpose of the Local Offer is to provide clear, easy to understand, accurate information on services and how they can be accessed so parents, carers and young people can see clearly what is available. It shows what is available at various stages of the SEN journey and makes the local provision more responsive to local needs by directly involving children and young people with SEN, their parents and carers and service providers in its development and review.

Information included in the Local Offer are things like Education provision, Health provision, Social Care provision and what support is available to help children and young people move between school phases, services available to support young people preparing for adulthood and sources of support, advice and information.

Watch this video to find out about the Local Offer which is part of the new SEND law that came into place on 1st September 2014.

What you need to know about the Local Offer video

Use the links below to access information about the Local Offer in our region.

General SEND Local Offer

Preparing for Adulthood – Moving from Children’s to Adult Services

Bettridge School (Post 16 = The Kite Centre)

Alderman Knight School

The Shrubberies School (Post 16 = The Apperley Centre)

Heart of the Forest Community Special School

Future Me – helps you share your views and feedback about being a young person with additional needs or disabilities in Gloucestershire. There are many ways to get involved and have your say. We also put together information that will help you prepare for adulthood.

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