SEN Local Offer

What is the SEN Local Offer?

From September 2014 local authorities are required to publish information online about services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0 - 25.

The Local Offer will provide accurate and easy to understand information for parents, carers and young people about available services and how they can access them.

The Local Offer puts all the information in one place, regarding Health Care, Social Services, Education, leisure activities and support groups available in the area. It also explains the additional or different provision provided for children who have SEND.

By September 2014 every local authority must publish this information.

Who is the SEN Local Offer for?

The Local Offer will enable parents, carers, children, young people and practitioners/professionals to see clearly which service(s) and support across education, health and social care, are available locally.

Bracknell Forest schools’ and early years settings' Local Offer

All schools and early years settings are required to give their responses to the questions in templates below for publication in the Bracknell Forest Local Offer. Filling in the schools and early years settings offer using this template ensures that the information is laid out in a fashion to help parents, carers and young people understand how  Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are managed in your school or setting.

There are four Local Offer templates:

You will be required to fill in the template most appropriate to your setting.

See below for detailed guidance notes on filling in the local offer templates and examples:

If you have any questions please contact