What is this Local Offer thing I have been hearing about?

So what is this Local Offer thing I have seen posts and discussions about?

During the Ofsted and CQC inspection of 2017, one of the biggest bugbears you told us and Ofsted was a lack of easy to access information on services and processes. The Local Offer is supposed to be the place where you can access all of that stuff. It is not very good in its present form and some of you don't know what it is, and its name doesn't make it obvious. Check it out here and challenge yourself to find the information that you need in an easily accessible format, if you are able to, you are better than we are!

The Children and Families Act (March 2014) requires Local Authorities to

”Publish a local offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available for children and young people in their area who have special educational needs.

Source: www.thelocaloffer.co.uk
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We have an amazing chance to change all of that but we need your help. Find out how you can help build the information and service info you and our community needs. Join us, change lives, relieve the stress of parents like us and pass it forward. Find out how here: 

We are hosting two engagement events alongside South Glos Council to work on the design of The Local Offer.  A new platform provider is in place so we can get to grips with the content (all the info ) and what we want it to do.  The dates for the events are as follows:

25th of September 2018

7 pm to 9 pm, The Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke

28th of September 2018

10 am to 12:30 pm, Poole Court, Yate