What is the local offer?

The Local Offer is essentially the provision available for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This requirement is laid out by the Children’s and Families Bill 2014 and the SEN Code of Practice 2014.

The Local Authority will produce a Local Offer for Northumberland and all schools will produce one for their establishment.

The Local Authority Local Offer has two key purposes:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available
  • To make provision more responsive to local need and aspirations by directly involving young people with SEND, parents and carers and service providers in its development and review.

The Northumberland Local Offer can be found here.

Offers designed by the schools should also have these key principles in mind.

Other Local Offers

As a comparison, please see other examples of Local Offers:

North Tyneside