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SEND Information Report (Local Offer)


What is the SEND Information Report (Local offer)?


The intention of the SEND Report is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for professionals and will inform the joint commissioning for children and young people with SEND by setting out in a single place what is available locally.


The SEND Report must work together with children and young people, parent carers and with local services, including the voluntary and community sector, to develop their offer and keep it under review.


The SEND Report must include information about the provision the local authorities expects to be available in its own area for children and young people with SEND and outside of its area for the children and young people for whom it is responsible.


The SEND Report will need to include:

• special educational provision
• health provision
• social care provision
• other educational provision
• training provision
• arrangements for children and young people to travel to schools, colleges and early years education


Local authorities may have to include:

• information on how to seek an assessment for an Education, Health and Care Plan
• information on how to make a complaint about provision in the local offer

SEND Strategic Review 2017-2018

The SEND Provision Review, which was undertaken across Southampton and Portsmouth cities,  has now been completed. Aiming to identify the future needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, the report presents a number of recommendations and options for how future needs can be met.  The findings of the review will now be taken forward by the local authority with the support of partner agencies and parent groups.