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Local Offer

This indicates services in Local Offer (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

The Local Offer is a guide to all the services for children and young people in Sandwell with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged from birth to 25 years.

Useful advice and information

What is the Local Offer?

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 More…

Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds - 15 hours (Universal Entitlement)

All 3 and 4 year old children can access up to a maximum of 570 hours of free childcare a year (15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year). Your child can normally access their free childcare from the term after their third birthday. More…

Free Childcare for 2 year olds

Free childcare is available for eligible 2 year olds, for 15 hours a week during term time. Your child will have the chance to have fun, play, learn socialise and make new friends. If your child is eligible, they can take up a place at More…

The Care Act 2014

This Advice and Guidance is a guide to the Care Act 2014 and how if effects you.

Children and Young Adults with Disabilities/Special Educational Needs Register

Under the 1989 Children Act, the council has a duty to keep a Register of Children and Young Adults with Disabilities/Special Needs whose home address is in the borough of Sandwell. The register is parent led - it is your choice whether or not to More…

What is an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP)?

Most children and young people will have their needs met through universal mainstream provision for example, in school via SEN Support. EHC Plans provide support over and above that which is ordinarily available within mainstream education settings and aim to support access to learning and More…
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