The government have listened to what parents say their experience of services is like and have put in place a number of things to bring about improvements. One of these is the ‘Local Offer’.
Local authorities and other services will set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN, and their families. This easy-to-understand information for parents will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN, as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.
The Council for Disabled Children have provided information and advice on the Local Offer. This helps identify what should be included in the Local Offer – and helps parents recognise if their local offer includes everything it should.