The Local Offer
The Local Offer is a Local Authority's publication of all the provision "they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans." (Section 4.1 SEND Code of Practice, January 2015).
The local offer has two key purposes which are as follows:
To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up to date information about the available provision and how to access it.
To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review.