What is a Local Offer?
The Children and Families Act (2014) required that all local authorities publish and maintain a ‘Local Offer’. The Local Offer has a wide range of information about all the support and facilities which families can expect to find in their area, for children and young people who have special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.
The Local Offer in Nottinghamshire
The Nottinghamshire Local Offer has information about support services available in the local area. It also has information, advice and guidance across education, health and social care all on the one website.
And it should enable you to find out what support and services are available in the voluntary and private sectors, for example from charities and disability groups.
There is helpful information on Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans, Short Breaks, preparing for adulthood and and lots more and there is a Young People’s Zone (designed specifically for young people under 25 years).