Publishing a Local Offer of available services

Publishing a Local Offer of available services

The Local Offer - publishing information on available services to children with SEND and their families


The Children and Families Act (2014) placed a new requirement on all local authorities to publish a Local Offer on 1 September 2014.  The Local Offer must provide information on services across Education, Health and Social Care for children and young people who are aged 0 - 25 years and have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).  It also provides information and advice for young people preparing for adulthood.

The Local Offer must include information about local provision and provision outside of the area that is likely to be used including regional and national specialist provision.


There is a duty on schools and further education providers to publish an SEND Information Report which includes information about your individual school offer All Schools and colleges which are located within Bradford local authority area or we currently place a child or young person with you, Bradford Council is required to include information about your SEND Information Report/school offer within Bradford’s Local Offer.

Bradford District’s SEND Local Offer is available here

Schools and colleges SEN Information Reports currently published on the Local Offer are listed here

Alternative summary formats to the Local Offer website are also avaiable in the format of a Local Offer pocket booklet-The pocket booklets can be requested by contacting the Families information service:  Tel: 01274 437503 Email:

At SENCo update meetings, attendees suggested the Council should produce a guidance template for School Local Offer's ('School SEN Information Report') which could be extended to reflect individual school circumstances.  This is available here.

For further information about SEN Guidance click here


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