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.