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Local Offer annual feedback report

The Children and Families Act places a duty on every local authority to publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information on the provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people (from 0-25 years) who have SEN and disabilities (SEND). It is a front door for information about provision from the local authority, health, schools and other educational settings and the voluntary sector.

The Local Offer has two main purposes:

  • to provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available; and
  • to make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with SEN, parents carers, and service providers in its development and review.

Our Local Offer has been planned and produced with parents, carers, services across the local authority and health, schools, colleges and early years settings and voluntary sector colleagues. First published on 1 September 2014,  following extensive engagement with parents and carers – details of this work can be found in our engagement and supporting information reports which are available from the downloads section on this page.

Our third Local Offer annual report covering 2016-17 is now available to read below:

The Local Offer Annual Report 2016-17

South Gloucestershire’s Local Offer annual feedback report outlines the key areas of progress we have made to help children and young people in our area with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families find the right care and support for them

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Our Local Offer is a ‘live’ resource which is continually developing. Information on what is currently available can be found at and via our other supporting  online resources:

1BigDatabase – Discover organisations and events in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Find support for a range of family issues, childcare, parenting support, benefits, school and much, much more

Wellaware – A signposting service for adult health and wellbeing services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Buds and Suds – Interested in participating in or setting up disability or inclusive sports clubs or sessions? Select the sport you’re interested in to see the details of clubs and organisations that offer it

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