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Welcome to Southend-on-Sea's Local offer website -  What is the Local Offer? The Local Offer is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014 and will be developed and reviewed over time, with the involvement of young people, parents and service providers.  For more information click here:

NEWS! National and Local News relating to the Local Offer - click here   

Save the date  - We will be holding our next Preparing for Adulthood Group on 11th July 2017 at The Tickfield Centre, Tickfield Road, Southend on Sea.  Save the date – more details to follow. 

Neighbouring Councils Local Offer Pages:  Essex and Thurrock

Useful Information

  • Local Offer Comments and Feedback

    You can find out how your feedback has shaped the Local Offer in the Local Offer Annual Report which is published every October. click here    Eastern Region Peer Review.......   How can you contribute to the development of the Local Offer? We have a duty to seek…

  • Local Offer User Forum

    Southend Local Offer Forum The Local Offer Forum meets regularly to support the development of the Local Offer.  We have had 3 Local Offer Forum Meetings the minutes are in the useful documents section. The next Local Offer meeting will be held on Tuesday 25th…

  • Southend’s Transition Plan for Statements and LDAs 2014-2018

    The Children and Families Act 2014 replaced Statements and Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDAs) with Education, Health and Care Plans, and requires local authorities to convert or cease all existing statements and LDAs by April 2018. For Southend’s plan for converting Statements of Special Educational Needs…

  • Department for Education Past Documents [2014 and 2015]

    All information within the Local Offer is to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability (SEND) and their families. The Local Offer and its sub sections contain what is known as targeted/specialist information. Activities and services that any child may…