What is the local offer?
Every council A council is also called a local authority A local authority is also called a council. They are a group of people who make decisions about some of the things in the area where you live like schools, social care Social care means the services that give care and support to people who need it. (support for people), parks and dustbin collection. . They are a group of people who make decisions about some of the things in the area where you live. These include: schools, social care (support for people), parks and dustbin collection. must have a Local Offer of support that it expects to be available in the local area for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Find your local offer
The local offer will be available on the council’s website A website is a page you can go to on the internet like Google or YouTube. – if you are unsure, you can find your local council here.
What will the local offer include?
The Local Offer should have information about the following types of support for children and young people with SEND:
- education support, including nurseries, schools and colleges
- health support, including therapies available to a child or young person
- social care support, including short breaks
- support to help young people to live independently
- support to help young people to find employment Employment means having a job. opportunities
- support to help young people find suitable accommodation.
All councils must let you give feedback about your local offer. They also have to show how they plan to resolve any things you've raised.