SEN&D Information Report
What is the SEN&D Local Offer?
Lincolnshire County Council has to set out a local offer of all services available to support children who have SEN&D (special educational needs and/or disability) and their families. The local offer will enable families to understand what services they can access and what support they can expect from a range of local agencies, including from the local authority, health services, schools, leisure services and the voluntary sector. The offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care. It will also help professionals working with families to find the right information.
The Local Offer is part of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEN&D) reforms from the Children and Families Act 2014 that the government has put in place to help bring about improvements. One of these is the ‘Local Offer’.
The Act wants to improve information about services available, and make it easier for all families to find them.
The Local Offer simply aims to pull information about available services into one place and make it clear and accessible for enquirers.
Lincolnshire has a family services directory that lists all currently available services which can be accessed via Lincolnshire’s Local Offer includes leisure and activity providers, health and care services, education providers and support groups.
Where can I find it?
The Lincolnshire Authority Local Offer is available on-line via the following web address
You can also contact either the Family Information Service or Parent Partnership and they will help you find what you need, or if you need additional support with the website.
- Parent Partnership tel. 01522 553351 email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.lincolnshireparentpartnership.org.uk/
As part of these reforms all schools have to publish their own ‘SEN&D Information Report’ outlining what provision they will provide.
The potential outcomes of the Local Offer are:
- To provide clarity and confidence for parents.
- To support earlier intervention.
- To reduce the need for assessment.
- To identify need and gaps in provision.
- To provide evidence base for improving progress and securing better outcomes, at school and local level.
SEN&D Information Report for our School.
Our school’s approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities are detailed in the following document