Local Offer

What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Bill.
The Local Offer will:

  • Give you information about education, health and care services
  • Give you information about leisure activities and support groups
  • Hold all the information in one place
  • Be clear, comprehensive and accessible
  • Make service provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations
  • Be developed and reviewed with service providers and service users

Who is it for?

The Local Offer is for:

  • Children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities (SEND)
  • Children and young people from birth to 25 years
  • Their parents and carers
  • Practitioners and professionals

How will it help me?

The Local Offer will:

  • Make it easier to find out what you need to know
  • Help you to be less dependent on other people or word of mouth
  • Help you to find the nearest and most suitable services
  • Help you to ask the right questions
  • Help you to provide feedback about what is needed, raise concerns or make a complaint

What makes the Local Offer different?

The Local Offer should:

  • Not be just a directory or list of services
  • Help you identify suitable support
  • Help inform decisions about resources needed
  • Give transparent information about decision making, access and eligibility for services
  • Give information about personal budgets

You can help us make the Havering Local Offer great

We want to make the Havering Local Offer the one place to go to find out anything you need to know but we need your help.

Visit the Havering Local Offer and let us know what you think:

  • Is it easy to use?
  • Is the information easy to understand?
  • Could you find what you’re looking for?
  • What’s missing?
  • What needs to be changed?

Come along to our next Local Offer discussion group

Email [email protected]

Telephone/text 07858 406933

Positive Parents - Opening Doors by Opening Minds

Supporting families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in the London Borough of Havering