Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) & the Local Offer

The government has made some changes to the support system for disabled children and young people and those with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). This law is called the Children and Families Act which came into effect on 1 September 2014.

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires us to work with Shropshire Council across education and social care services to support the health element of services for children and young people with SEND and their families living in Shropshire.

Children and young people will have more say over what support and services are offered in the local area and the help they need to prepare for adulthood.

Local authorities must now publish, in one place, information about the range of support and facilities that is available in their area for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years with SEND. This information is known as the ‘Local Offer’ and should cover education, health and social care support and services. The Local Offer for Shropshire can be found here.

Tell us how you want to hear about information on SEND Services and how you can be supported to participate in decision making

We want to hear from children and young people with SEND and their families to find out:

  • how you wish to receive information
  • the type of information you would like to know
  • how we can involve you in the decision making
  • How we can involve you in planning individual support
  • how we can involve you in developing and improving services

Please complete our survey by following the clicking here.

Useful links

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers

Healthcare professional Guide to SEND Code of Practice

Council for disabled children