The Local Offer and What it Includes
What is the Local Offer?
Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer describes the provision that is available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.
Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer helps families by gathering in one place, the information that they need to know in order to make informed choices about the support they receive.
It has been co-produced with parents/carers and young people with SEND. They chose the Care and Support in Cornwall website as the host for the SEND Local Offer. Have your say here.
Cornwall’s Local Offer can be found on the Care and Support in Cornwall website: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/cornwall-send-local-offer/
Many services/organisations focus on meeting the needs of children and young people with SEND. These services are automatically part of our SEND Local Offer and are awarded the SEND Local Offer flash (an orange circle with LO inside it).
Other services/organisations are for everyone. If these services/organisations are able to describe how they include children and young people with SEND they are also awarded the SEND Local Offer flash. In order to do this, they have to complete the SEND Local Offer questions on the registration form.
What is included in the Local Offer?
- Special Schools & ARBs
- Independent Specialist Provision
- Further Education
- Cornwall Council SEND Support Services
- Education related services
- Outdoor Education Centres
- Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
- School Transport
Other training provisions
Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan
- Requesting an assessment
- Arrangements for resolving disagreements and mediation
- Rights to appeal
- Community - Things to do & Staying Safe
- Education and Employment
- Services for 18+
- Preparing for adulthood
- Independent Living - Getting out, Help at Home & Independence Support
People searching for something specific can also use the SEND Local Offer home page menu or the search bar.
Is the SEND Local Offer complete?
The SEND Local Offer is still growing.
Each day more provision, guidance and information is being added.
It will also continue to develop and expand as the SEND Local Offer responds to local need. We also welcome your ideas and comments on how the SEND Local Offer can develop further.