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Welcome to Southend-on-Sea's Local offer  -  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: 

To become involved with the Local Offer or need further information please contact:  Julie Davis on 01702 215089  Email: or Southend Family Voice on 07827 410294 or 01702 507184  email:

Upcoming Events:

  • Next Local Offer Forum Meeting:  Tuesday 25th April 2017, 10.30am– 12.30pm at The St Christopher School Family Room, Mountdale Gardens, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 4AW .  At this meeting we will be discussing promotion of the Local Offer, a date and content of a Local Offer conference and future meeting dates and times. If you would like to discuss this  please contact either Lucy Bissell on 01702 534590 or Julie Davis 01702 215089.   For information on the Local Offer Forum - 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. 

  • Parent's Conference - 4th July 2017 @ Tickfield Centre, Southend - This conference is for parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).  The theme will be around the Local Offer and the SEND reforms.  If you are interested in either attending or if you have any ideas on 'what the day should look like' please contact: Southend Family Voice on 07827 410294 or 01702 507184  or Email: or Julie Davis on 01702 215089 or Email: 

  • Post 16 Special Educational Provision Questionnaire for young People

    IPSEA is currently collating information to help them develop specific guidance on post 16 work.

    They have set up a survey and are looking for young people aged 16+ to fill it in, either by themselves or with their carers/parents. 

    Here is the link to the survey and some explanation, if  you know some young people that might be willing to fill it in The survey can be found at It will be live until midnight on 30 April 2017. 


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…