SEN & Disability Local Offer

The Local Offer is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act (2014).  The purpose of the Local Offer is to "offer" information in a single place, which can help you find and understand what services you and your family can expect from a range of local agencies including statutory entitlement.

The aim of The Local Offer is to support children and young people with SEN and disabilities to feel included within their communities and to be independent.  It can help them to make choices and decisions that may have a positive impact on their lives now and into the future.

The Local Offer contains information from providers who want to actively promote that they welcome disabled children and young people into their setting. You can also search the glosfamiliesdirectory for other providers who may be more local to you and are not part of the Local Offer, since every provider is legally required to make 'reasonable adjustments' to welcome your children.

The Local Offer is not a guarantee that a particular service will be available, but should be a useful guide to what you can expect to find in your area and how you can access that service. 

We are continually working to update the information in this section.  If you need any help, please call the Family Information Service on 0800 542 02 02.


Useful Information

  • Local Offer Feedback

    The Local Offer: One Year on Each comment on the Local Offer in the first year, can be found below. In summary, there has been a fairly equal divide between feedback that is telling us that the Local Offer is succeeding at providing the information…

  • Young People's Local Offer Feedback

    The Local Offer: One Year On Each comment on the Local Offer in the first year, and our response, can be found below. Young people's comments were mixed on how much they like or dislike the way the Local Offer looks. We know that we…

  • Gloucestershire's templates for My Profile, My Plan, My Plan+ & EHCP

    Click here to view an animated clip (with subtitles) of Gloucestershire's Education, Health and Care Plan pathway How a child or young person with special educational needs and disabilities can get the support and help they need. Most young people will be able to access…

  • JSNA - Children and young people (0-24 years) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Needs Analysis

    The purpose of this needs analysis is to bring together and analyse all the relevant Health, Education and Care data about children and young people in Gloucestershire who are aged 0-24 and have special educational needs (SEN) or are disabled. The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is…

  • Short breaks for disabled children and young people

    Short breaks for disabled children and young people Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with an opportunity to spend time away from their parents or primary carers, relaxing, having fun with their friends, experiencing the same range of activities and environments as non-disabled…

  • Add your information to Gloucestershire's Local Offer

    From September 2014 every Local Authority is required to publish information about services they expect to be available in their area for children and young people, from birth to 25, who have special educational needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).  This is know as the 'Local Offer'. In…

  • Easy read guides for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

    Easy read is an accessible way of writing information for people with a learning disability.  Because easy read documents are written in simple language they work for eveyone not just people with a learning disability.  The easy read guides will help children, young people and…

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