Supporting disabled children and their families

Our local offer

Our local offer gives information, advice and support for families of children and young people (aged birth to 25) who have special educational needs or who are disabled (SEND). The local offer is provided through Achieving for Children (a social enterprise company).

The local offer includes:
  • education services from pre-school to further education
  • health services which are universal, targeted and specialist
  • social care services including short breaks
  • preparing for adulthood for young people aged 19 to 25
  • training opportunities for young people
  • transport arrangements including the local authority‚Äôs transport policy
  • arrangements for assessing children and young people
  • how to request an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan
  • transferring from a Statement of SEN to an Education, Health and Care Plan 
  • the option of personal budgets
  • making complaints, appeals and tribunals
  • information, advice and guidance on funding, financial support and support available from local voluntary organisations