Gloucestershire’s Local Offer - Sarah Poultney
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 (SEN) 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.
Gloucestershire’s Local Offer has been available to families since its introduction in September 2014. View the current offer.
The Local Offer has been in its current form since its inception and is due a complete overhaul; parts of it are not easy to navigate and need to be updated. GCC is just about to start on a review of the entire offer and are keen that children, young people and their parents are involved in its redevelopment.
If you would like to contribute to the project, we would love to hear from you. Your contribution can be tailored to the amount of time you have available, from carrying out research to attending meetings. If you would like to know more about the project, please email Sarah Poultney.