What is the 'Local Offer'?
The local offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEND and their families. This ‘Local Offer’ will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child. The Local Authority also provides a ‘Local Offer’, which details the services they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from birth – 25 whom have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It also provides information on services outside of the area, which they expect children and young people from their area will use.