Cambridgeshire Local Offer SEND Information Hub
The “Local Offer” is Cambridgeshire County Council’s published overview of how children and young people aged 0 – 25 who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are supported.
Following the Children and Families Act, enacted in September 2014, all local authorities across the UK must publish health, education and social care services and support information for SEND children and young people. This must include eligibility criteria.
Once published, authorities must review the Offer regularly and consult with families and young people during the update process.
In May 2023, the Local Authority changed the name it’s known by to try and make it more accessible and understandable to users – it’s now known as the SEND Information Hub.
Where to find the Local Offer SEND Information Hub
The Cambridgeshire Local Offer is published on the Cambridgeshire County Council website.
What’s in it for your family?
Take a look at the Cambridgeshire Local Offer SEND Information Hub to find out about:
- early years providers
- specialist services
- childcare and funding, health services and support, schools and transport.
- how early years providers, schools, and colleges identify and support children with SEND
- specialist services that support children and young people with SEND
- childcare and funding
- health services and support
- Education, Health and Care assessments and plans and personal budgets
- school and college transport
- schools and college funding for children and young people with SEND
SEND Specialist Services
Find out more about these services in Cambridgeshire, which include:
- Educational psychologists
- Specialist teachers
- specialist practitioners
- The Sensory Team
SEND Information Reports on your children’s schools’ websites
Your child’s school must have its own “offer” called an SEN Information Report and publish it on its websites. Have you read it?
It is a legal requirement for schools to publish information about their provision for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – and keep it up-to-date. It should link to the Cambridgeshire Local Offer.
What do YOU think of the Cambridgeshire Local Offer information?
The new SEND legislation means children, young people, and parent carers must be involved in developing their Local Offer. Also, the council would need to respond to this feedback and consider it when commissioning services.
Help improve the Local Offer information for other families
All Cambridgeshire parent carers are invited to get involved and give their views on the information published in the Local Offer. If you’d like to help shape content or have ideas on presenting it, please get in touch.
You can read more about getting involved in developing the Local Offer on the county council website.