North Yorkshire Local Offer

The SEND Local Offer will provide information for children, young people and their parents/carers in a single place, helping them to understand what services they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies. This is being introduced as part of the Children and Families Bill and will become law in 2014. Regulations will set out what the local authority needs to do to meet these responsibilities.

The aim of the local offer is to improve choice and transparency for families about the services they use. It will also be an important tool for professionals to use, as it will allow them to understand the full range of services and provision in the local area. By setting this information out in one place, this will also help the joint commissioning of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Local Authority must work together with children, young people, parents, carers and other local services to develop their offer and keep it under review. and as such they have committed to the following shared principles: NYCC Local Offer Shared Principles 2013

The local offer will provide information on a range of services and provision, including:

  • Special educational provision
  • Health provision
  • Social care provision
  • Other educational provision
  • Training provision
  • Arrangements for children and young people to travel to schools,  colleges and early years education
  • Preparing for adulthood, including housing, employment and leisure opportunities

STOP PRESS. The Local Offer has now been published and can be found here.

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