Local Offer and SEND Pathway

Local authorities must publish a local offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

The Local Offer  tells you what support is available for children and young people with SEND. It must include information about education, health and care provision. It should also tell you about training, employment and independent living for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. 

There is now a new way in which children's needs are supported at nursery, in school and at college. This is called SEN Support. You can find out more in our leaflet:

It has also meant that statements of special educational needs are no longer issued. They have been replaced by education, health and care (EHC) plans. Existing statements will be converted into EHC plans.

We use person centred planning (PCP) to make decisions about young people and their families.

The following leaflets and links explain each stage of the Staffordshire SEND Pathway:

Further information

If you need any further information about the SEND pathway or advice about the process please contact us:

Phone: 01785 356921
Email: sfps@staffordshire.gov.uk

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