The Children and Families Act 2014 requires all Local Authorities to produce a Local Offer which sets out in one place information about services available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
The Local Offer brings together a wealth of information from social care, health, education and other services. It sets out the support they are expected to offer to children and young people aged 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), including those who do not have an Education, Health and Care Plan, and how to access those services.
The Local Offer has two main purposes:
- To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about services available
- To ensure local services involve and listen to children and young people in Sandwell with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their parents and carers when they develop and review their services.
The Sandwell's Local Offer has been developed with parents, carers, young people and professionals and input from all these people helps us to keep it up to date and relevant.