Local Offer

The Children and Families Act 2014 aims to improve services for vulnerable children and to providing effective support to families. The system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will be transformed so that services consistently support the best outcomes for them and their families.
The Children & Families Bill brings about change within education, health and social care services and as part of the reform local authorities are required to publish a ‘local offer’ of support.  The purpose of the local offer is to enable families and young people to access information about what services are available in their area including information on how to access those services.
The local offer will cover services which are available from birth to 25 and will include information on Special Education Provision, Health Provision and Social Care Provision.

The services provided at Seashell will form part of every local authorities’ local offer and families are able to view how we are proposing to meet this responsibility with regards to: