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What is the Wolverhampton Local Offer?

 

The Wolverhampton SEND local offer provides information in a single place for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers.

Provision is available, within Wolverhampton Libraries & Community Hubs as well as City of Wolverhampton Council Civic Centre, to support access to the Local Offer.

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) in partnership with the Department for Education has produced a series of fact sheets, films and posters designed to help children and young people understand some of the key themes of the new SEND reforms, including a Parent's Guide to the Local Offer. Please click on the Information from the Dept for Education for further information.

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires each Local Authority to produce and publish a Local Offer which sets out in one place information about provision available across education, health and social care for children and young people in the area who have special educational needs or are disabled. Further information about the requirements of the Local Offer can be found in Chapter 4 of the pdf icon SEND Code of Practice - January 2015.

You can find information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies including:

  • Special educational provision;
  • Health provision;
  • Social care provision;
  • Other educational provision;
  • Training provision;
  • Travel arrangements for children and young people to schools, colleges and early years education; and
  • Preparing for adulthood, including housing, employment and leisure opportunities.

The Local Offer Group was established to oversee the planning and delivery of the new Local Offer. The following principles were adopted by the Group and will continue to be at the heart of our Local Offer.

The Local Offer will be:

  • Co-produced
  • Accessible
  • Up to date
  • Comprehensive
  • Transparent

The Wolverhampton Local Offer will very quickly evolve as we work with children and young people, parents and other partners to develop it further.

You Said, We Did...

In time we will ensure that comments received about the Local Offer are made anonymous and published within these pages in a 'You Said, We Did' format. Here you can see what comments have been received about the Local Offer so far.

Impartial and confidential information, advice and support on matters relating to a child or young person's special educational needs or disability from birth to 25 years can be sought from the Wolverhampton Information, Advice & Support Service.  Please visit their website: http://www.wolvesiass.org/

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