What is Hull's Local Offer
What is the Local Offer?
Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. In setting out what they ‘expect to be available’, local authorities should include provision which they believe will actually be available.
The Local Offer has two key purposes
- To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it.
- To 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
The Local Offer should not simply be a directory of existing services. Its success depends as much upon full engagement with children, young people and their
parents as on the information it contains. The process of developing the Local Offer will help local authorities and their health partners to improve provision..
Find more information about the Local Offer in the SEND Code of Practice
In Hull there is a lot of support available to children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs and their families. You will find information about that Local Offer of support here. Whether it relates to education, health, social care or parental support, and regardless of who is providing it, we will aim to point you in the right direction.