From September 2014, all Local Authorities had to publish a Local Offer. The aim is to help people to easily find information about the services, activities and support available in the local area for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families. This information will include Health, Social Care, Education, Leisure and information from charities and support groups and is available for anyone who may need to use it.
In Wakefield, a working group was set up to work out what our Local Offer would look like and how it would be produced. This group is made up of Parents, the NHS, Wakefield Council, the Voluntary/Community Sector, Schools, Colleges, the Connexions Service and WeSail and using the views of service users, professionals and the technical expertise of shop4support.