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The Local Offer


  • Introduction


The Local Offer

To find out more information that might help your family then follow this link for info about Northumberland's Local Offer.

The following e-mail address is set up as a contact for matters regarding the Local Offer - thelocaloffer@northumberland.gov.uk.

In setting out what ‘they expect to be available’ local authorities should include provision which they believe will actually be available. The Local Offer has two key purposes:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the available provision and how to access it, and

  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with SEN, parents and carers, and service providers in its development and review.
  • The local offer should be:

  • Collaborative: local authorities must involve parents, children and young people in developing and reviewing the local offer. They must also cooperate with those providing services.

  • Accessible: the published offer should be easy to understand, factual and jargon free. It should be well sign-posted and publicised.

  • Comprehensive: parents and young people should know what support is available across education, health and social care from 0 – 25 years and how to access it. The local offer must include eligibility criteria where relevant and make clear where to go for information, advice and support, as well as how to make complaints about provision or appeal against decisions.

  • Transparent: the local offer must be clear about how decisions are made and who is accountable and responsible for them.

  • 2018 Guide to Services A guide to services for young children and young people with SEND (special educaitonal needs and disabilities) living in Northumberland).

    Click here for a copy of the Services Guide in PDF document format


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