The Local Offer provides clear and accessible information about the provision Sefton Council expects to be available locally for our children and young people from 0 to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disability (SEND). The Local Offer helps you to understand what services you can expect from a range of local agencies, including your statutory entitlements, eligibility and referral criteria. The Local Offer also makes clear what is available from early years settings, schools (including Academies and Free Schools), colleges and other services including those from health and social care.
As part of the new Children and Families Act, Local Authorities have been directed to produce a Local Offer. Sefton Council, health services and all our partners in the voluntary and private sectors are committed to working together to support the needs of children and young people with SEND and their families. We have worked closely with parents, carers and young people, as well as with colleagues in the services in Sefton to produce our Local Offer, and will continue to do so.