What is the Local Offer?

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:

  • Children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities from birth to 25 
  • Their parents and carers 
  • Practitioners and professionals

How can you find the Local Offer for your area?  

Local Offers can be found online, they can be part of a Local Authority’s website or on a separate site. You can find a Local Offer by searching for ‘SEND’ or ‘Local Offer’ on a Local Authority website or by searching for the area name and ‘Local Offer’ on Google.

Each KIDS SENDIAS service has their areas Local Offer linked on their service page. You find the local SENDIAS service at the top of this page.  

Where can I find out more?  

You can read our full guide on the Local Offer here

We also have an Easy Read guide to the Local Offer

You can view our Visual Guide to the Local Offer here

Other topics

What are Special Educational Needs and Disabilities? 

Glossary of common SEND terms  

Who's who is SEND?

SEND Support in Schools  

SEND in Early Years 

National Organisations which offer support to SEND children, young people and their families