Special educational needs and/or disabilities: Local Offer

Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackburn with Darwen’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working together with partners (including families, education, health and care providers) to improve the support available locally for children and young people (aged 0 - 25) with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Changes have been made to the way the Council, NHS and other services support children and young people with SEND. These were made in response to the Children and Families Act 2014.

One of these changes was the introduction of the Local Offer website.

The Local Offer

The Local Offer website has lots of useful guidance and information on services, activities and provision and includes information on:

  • education
  • health
  • social care
  • preparing for adulthood
  • support and mediation
  • things to do.

The Local Offer is especially for children and young people (aged 0 -25) with SEND and their families.

Visit the Local offer website

Working together to get it right

We want Blackburn with Darwen’s Local Offer to be as good and as helpful to families as it can be and to do this we need your help.

Visit the ‘share your views and get involved’ page of the Local Offer which lists all of the different ways you can do this. Examples include:

  • joining one of our regular parent/carer groups, or our children and young people's forum
  • attending the different events held throughout the year
  • completing a survey/taking part in a consultation.

You can also email our Local Offer team.

Visit 'you said, we did' on the Local Offer website to see how your views have already helped us to make the Local Offer better.