The Children and Families Act (2014) has introduced a new approach to the way children, young people and their families are supported.
The Local Offer brings together information from education, health and social care about Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) in one place and covers children and young people from birth to 25 years.
The Stoke on Trent SEND Local Offer is a live developing resource which will continue to be developed through contributions from parents/carers, children, young people, professionals and practitioners.
The Local Offer provides information around:
special educational, health and social care provision for children and young people with SEN or disabilities - this should include online and blended learning
details of how parents and young people can request an assessment for an EHC plan
arrangements for identifying and assessing children and young people’s SEN - this should include arrangements for EHC needs assessments
other educational provision, for example sports or arts provision, paired reading schemes:
post-16 education and training provision
apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships
information needed to enable a child or young person with SEND to participate, enjoy and achieve their goals.
specialist services for children and young people with SEN or disabilities who require specialised, longer term support
information about health and social care services and other provision supporting children and young people with SEN or disabilities.
information around being independent, preparing for adulthood and things to do
information on childcare and local groups
information on where to gain information and advice.