This briefing sets out the provision local authorities expect to be made available by schools, early years and post-16 providers.
There has been a significant focus on the co-production and accessibility aspects of the local offer. An aspect that has had less attention is the requirement on the local authorities to set out what special educational provision and special training provision it expects schools and early years and post-16 providers to make available.
The purpose of this briefing is to:
- focus attention on this aspect of the local offer
- report some of the progress in implementing it
- consider why it is important and to identify some of the key benefits of different approaches to meeting this requirement.