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Local Offer and other Useful Contacts

The North East Lincolnshire Local Offer

Every local authority must publish a Local Offer.

The Local Offer tells you what support the local authority expects to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It must include information about education, health and care provision. It should also tell you about training, employment and independent living for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

You can access the North East Lincolnshire Local Offer here.

You can add the NE Lincs SEND Local Offer News Page to your internet favourites to stay up to date with all things SEND.  https://sendlocaloffer.nelincs.gov.uk/news/

The Local Offer is for:
  • Children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities from birth to 25
  • Their parents and carers
  • Practitioners and professionals

The Local Offer should:
  • Make it easier to find out what you need to know
  • Give you information about what is available
  • Tell you where you can get further information

The Local Offer should also make services more responsive to local needs.

The SEND Code of Practice says that the Local Offer should:
  • Provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it.
  • Make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review (4.2) 

You can find the full SEND Code of Practice here, and the list of what must be included in the Local Offer in Section 4.30 (page 66).

The Local Offer includes information on:
  • How children and young peoples’ needs are identified
  • How their needs are assessed
  • The special educational, health and social care provision for children and young people with SENor disabilities
  • Opportunities for training and employment
  • Support for independent living
  • How the provision is funded
  • Leisure activities and support groups
  • Where you can find more information, advice and support
  • Arrangements for travel to and from school and other settings
  • The help available to resolve disagreements

 

The Local Offer must also tell you about services provided outside your area which local people are likely to use.

You can find the full SEND Code of Practice here, and the list of what must be included in the Local Offer in Section 4.30 (page 66).

The local authority must involve children and young people with SEN and disabilities, and parents and carers in preparing and reviewing the Local Offer. If you would like to be involved or make some comments, you can find out more on the North East Lincolnshire Local Offer website.

The local authority must publish what children, young people and parents tell them about the Local Offer. It must also say clearly what it will do about the comments it has received.

You can find out more about the Local Offer in Chapter 4 of the SEND Code of Practice.

Please see below the latest newsletters for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in our local area.
The information comes from the parents/carers weekly NE Lincs SEND meeting with partners from education, health and social care. 
These Weekly SEND parent/carer newsletters are shared with teams within education, health and social care as well as parents/carers SENCOs, the DfE and local charities.

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

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Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations. 

 

Contact

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Contact is a national information and advice service for families of disabled children.

You can call their  free helpline on 0808 808 3555.

 

Code of Practice
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

Council for Disabled Children providing resources and guidance
https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/

Barnardo’s
https://www.barnardos.org.uk/

Childline
https://www.childline.org.uk/

NCB
https://www.ncb.org.uk/

SENJungle
https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/

Kooth
https://www.kooth.com/

Child advice law site
https://childlawadvice.org.uk/

Dyslexia UK
https://www.dyslexia.uk.net/

NAS
https://www.autism.org.uk/

MENCAP
https://www.mencap.org.uk/

National Careers Service
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

 

 

Our opening hours are Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Friday 8.30am - 4pm. Please contact us either by using our website chat facility, call us on 01472 355365 and leave us a message or email nelincs@barnardos.org.uk. We aim to return calls within 3 working days.

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