What is the Local Offer – Individual Needs Help and Support 0-25?

The government have listened to what parents say their experience of services is like and have put in place a number of things to bring about improvements. One of these is the ‘Local Offer’.

Local authorities and other services will set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN and their families. This easy-to-understand information for parents will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN, as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child

The council for disabled children have provided information and advice on the Local Offer. This helps identify what should be included in the ‘Local Offer’ – and helps parents recognise if their local offer includes everything it should.


Local Offer – Telling you what is ‘additional and different’

  • We will set out what services are available
  • How to access services.
  • How services will work together.
  • How we will make sure that parents/carers have more choice and control over what services they receive.
  • Training for the new way of working that is available for everyone – we will train everyone together where the training is useful for everyone (professionals and parents).


What services will this include?

  • Suitable childcare
  • Leisure activities
  • Short breaks
  • Parent Partnership Services
  • Dispute resolution services
  • All schools – mainstream and special
  • The local authority’s role and responsibility
  • Health services – universal and specialist


What will be included in the Education Local Offer?

  • A summary of the core provision expected of all schools/academies. There will be more detail in every school own published SEN policy.
  • It will cover all aspects of school life – classroom, school day, after school activities and learning off-site.

SEN Assessment Team,
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

Tel: 01706 925981
Email: SEN@rochdale.gov.uk

Below are some useful documentation and links

Special Educational Needs Information Report 2020
SEND Policy
Our Local Offer
Accessibility Plan
Supporting Pupils With Medical Conditions Policy
Provision Map by SEN category across the school
SEN Triangle of Support

Miss R Davies is the school SEND Lead and is there to support the needs of your child and work alongside different agencies.  If you would like to speak to Miss Davies about any concerns, or to discuss anything related to your child’s needs, please contact the office to make an appointment.

To read our Single Equality and Community Cohesion Policy Click Here

If you have any questions about our policy or have any concerns please make an appointment with Miss Davies or Mrs Gavin.

For further LA guidance contact

SEN Assessment Team,
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

Tel: 01706 925981
Email: SEN@rochdale.gov.uk

Need information, advice or just a listening ear on issues around Special Educational Needs?

Drop-in for a tea or coffee in a relaxed setting and speak in confidence to other parents and impartial professionals from Rochdale SENDiass (formerly parent partnership) at Meanwood Surestart.

First Thursday of every month!

See poster link for additional details:

Drop in Poster