Information for families who have a child or young person with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND)
Every Local Authority in England is required to publish information about the services in their area for children and young people from birth to 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND); it also has to include services outside of the area which children from their area may use. This is known as the “Local Offer” and has been required since September 2014.
The Local Offer has two main purposes:
Slough’s Local Offer can be found on the Slough Services Guide. It has been developed in partnership with parents and other agencies in Slough.
The information in the Local Offer is divided into six sections:
The Local Offer also has an Events, News & Consultation section where you can find out what’s new both in the Slough area and nationally.
If you offer services or events you can add them to the Local Offer. Please contact Slough Family Information Service (FIS) for information on how to do this – 01753 476589 or FIS@scstrust.co.uk.
The Local Offer should have all the information you need included in it. You can find the information you need in several ways:
Records that are part of the Local Offer are identified by the KITE symbol in the top right hand corner of the record. Service providers have been asked to be very clear in the information they provide so that you can see if they are relevant to you.
If you need help to find the information or service you want, you can contact Slough Family Information Service on 01753 476589 or FIS@scstrust.co.uk. Alternatively you can contact us by clicking on the “contact us” button on the website and completing and submitting the form.
It may be that there isn’t a local service that meets your need directly. There maybe a service in a neighbouring area that you can use or there may be a national organisation that can help. Part of the purpose of the Local Offer is to highlight what services are needed in the area. We will use the information you provide to help us plan, monitor and develop appropriate facilities and services for disabled children and their families.
The Local Offer must be updated and reviewed regularly to include information about any new services or information that will be of use to families. We welcome your feedback on the Local Offer. You can contact us by using the ‘Contact Us’ form on the Slough Services Guide or you can contact the FIS by phone 01753 476589 or email FIS@scstrust.co.uk.