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Information & advice
Finding SEND services can be hard. Your Local Offer can help. It’s a directory of SEND services and support in your area. Every local authority in England has their own Local Offer. Read more below about how your Local Offer can support you.
The Local Offer is a Local Authority’s publication of the provision expected to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEND (special educational needs and disabilities). This includes those that do not have an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan.
The Local Offer should provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up to date information about the available provision and how to access it.
The Local Offer is for:
Local Offers can be found online. They can be part of a Local Authority’s website or on a separate site.
Kids’ Young People’s Hub has a directory of every local offer in England and allows you to search for your local offer using your postcode. Alternatively, you can find a Local Offer by searching for ‘SEND’ or ‘Local Offer’ on a Local Authority website or by searching on Google.
Each Kids SENDIAS service has their areas Local Offer linked on their service page.
Our in-depth guides and infographic below give more information on what to expect from your Local Offer and how to make the best use of it.