Independent Support Fact Sheet #10: Local Offer

Written by Independent SupportDate 18 Aug 2014

Independent Support have produced a series of fact sheets as part of the training provided to Independent Supporters. 

This fact sheet looks at the local offer and specifically at the expectations on local authorities accordingly to the SEND Code of Practice which states that the local offer has two key purposes.

  • To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it, and
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review.