The Local Offer is intended to make it easier for families to find information about what is going on their local area. Local Authorities must publish information (online and in other formats) about what is available for children and young people with a range of SEND. It is a requirement introduced in the SEND reforms which are part of the Children and Families Act 2014.
The Local Offer provides families with clear, comprehensive and accessible information about a range of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in their local area. Alongside this service listing, it should provide details of how families can access such services as well as the local arrangements for assessment and personal budgets. Again, decisions about how this is published and set out will be made locally, but it should be
Hartlepool’s Local Offer is part of the Family Service Directory. You can access it here: