The Local Offer is a term used in England to describe the information and support that is available to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families. Every local authority is required to publish a Local Offer on its website, which provides details of the services, support and provision that is available locally.
Information about local support in Islington is located here: www.islington.gov.uk/localoffer
The Local Offer is designed to be a comprehensive guide to the support that is available to children and young people with SEND in the local area. It includes information on education, health and social care services, as well as details of specialist support and provision such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and specialist schools.
The Local Offer is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date.
Parents and carers can use the Local Offer to help them make informed decisions about the support that their child needs. It’s important to note that the Local Offer is just one source of information and support for families of children with SEND, and that it is always a good idea to talk to your child’s school or healthcare professional if you have any concerns or questions about their needs or support.