Local Offers

Local Councils throughout the UK have to publish a Local Offer, explaining the options and provision for students that have SEND.  Here are the links to different local offers:  This video from the Department of Education explains how the local offer details all SEND services and opportunities and that the local Council from each area that puts the options together must work with young people and families to work out the needs for there area:

The Local Offer explained.  http://www.thelocaloffer.co.uk/providers/roadmap

In addition to a Local Offer, Councils have a SENDIAS service.  This stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service.  The information, advice and support provided is confidential, impartial and non-judgemental.  Like the local offer and EHCP's it covers education 0-25 years of age in the UK  for courses up to Level 3, so including Further but not Higher Education. 

The SENDIAS service understands the Local Offer and can advise and can manage concerns so:

  • Parents and carers of children and young people aged 0–25 who are concerned about their child/young persons educational progress can talk with the SENDIAS in their local area.
  • Children and young people with SEND who are concerned about their educational progress can talk with the service and get help. 

Different Local Offers from different UK Councils:

Bedford Local Offer.  http://sendguide.bedford.gov.uk/

Bedford SENDIAS.  http://www.barnardos.org.uk/bradford-sendiass/information-advice-and-support.htm

Buckinghamshire's Local Offer.  https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/localoffer.page

Buckinghamshire SEN Team.  https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/service.page?id=BIg_fQ5YRkM 

Buckinghamshire SENDIAS Service.  https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/education/bucks-sendias-service/

Essex Local Offer.  http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/listing/children-and-young-people-disabilities-service/

Essex SENDIAS.  http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/listing/send-information-advice-and-support-service/

Hertfordshire Local Offer.  https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/Local-Offer/The-Hertfordshire-Local-Offer.aspx 

SENDIAS Hetfordshire.  http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200207/family_support/826/sendias

Hillingdon Local Offer.  https://children.connecttosupporthillingdon.org/s4s/WhereILive/Council?pageId=3540&lockLA=True

Hillingdon SEND IASS.  http://www.hillingdonsendiass.co.uk/s4s/WhereILive/Council?pageId=4634&lockLA=True

Luton Local Offer.  https://children.connecttosupporthillingdon.org/s4s/WhereILive/Council?pageId=3540&lockLA=True

Luton SENDIAS.  https://www.luton.gov.uk/Education_and_learning/Special_educational_needs/Pages/Luton-SENDIAS-service.aspx

Milton Keynes Local Offer.  https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schools-and-lifelong-learning/send-local-offer

MK SENDIAS.  They have young person advisors that help you find suitable provision impartially, help and support if you are up to 25 years old and have SEND needs, including explaining the local offers and offering general advice and guidance covering Milton Keynes.  https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schools-and-lifelong-learning/special-educational-needs/mk-special-educational-needs-and-disability-information-advice-and-support-service/send-ias-about-us

Northampton Local Offer.  https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/SEND/local-offer

Northampton SENDIAS.  http://www.iassnorthants.co.uk/Pages/home.aspx

Oxfordshire Local Offer.  https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/children-education-and-families/education-and-learning/special-educational-needs-and-disability-local-offer

SENDIAS Oxfordshire.  http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/children-education-and-families/education-and-learning/special-educational-needs-and-disability-local-offer/information-advice-and-support-parents-and-children-about-sen/sendiass-oxfordshire

Slough Local Offer.  http://www.sloughfamilyservices.org.uk/kb5/sloughcst/directory/localoffer.page 

Slough SENDIAS.  http://www.slough.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/slough-send-information-advice-and-support-service-sendiass.aspx

Surrey Local Offer.  http://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/home.page

Surrey SENDIAS.  http://sendadvicesurrey.org.uk/

Royal Borough Windsor and Maidenhead.  http://rbwm.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer

Windsor and Maidenhead ADVICE SUPPORT SERVICE.  http://ias-rbwm.co.uk/?doing_wp_cron=1558289110.8764050006866455078125

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