The Local Offer
Where can I find the ‘Local Offer’?
Lincolnshire’s Family Services Directory (FSD) is now the home of Lincolnshire’s Local Offer. The FSD provides everything you need to know about Education, Social Care, Health, information on parent support and activities for Children and young people (0-25 with a Special Educational Need and/or Disability) and their families.
If you want help finding services or help using the Local Offer call the Family Information Service on 0800 195 1635.
What is the ‘Local Offer’?
The SEN and Disability Local Offer describes what help, support and services are available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families in Lincolnshire.
- Include information about education, social care and health services, as well as services provided by voluntary and community groups
- Provide information about services for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans, as well as those without
- Set out clearly the criteria for getting support
- Be published on the internet, as well as be available in other formats
As part of the new SEND Reforms, we must provide a description of the educational and training provision that children and young people with SEN or disabilities can expect to be provided including early years, schools and full range of post-16 providers in Lincolnshire.
Schools must develop and publish more detailed information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision available for pupils with SEN. For examples of schools local offers and more information on what to publish please see schools and other educational settings local offer
I am a parent and want to share a service/provider
Do you know of a provider or service that you want to share across Lincolnshire? A service or provider is anybody that offers an activity/ information and advice/ support to children and young people with a disability and families.
Please complete the ‘Parent Tell us template’ provided in attachments. If you have any queries or wish to return a completed form, email email@example.com or call 0800 195 1635.
I am a provider and want to be part of the Local Offer
If you want to list your service to children, young people and families on the Family Services Directory, please complete the “Service Provider” template below. Similarly, if you have some information about a process, guidance or other information, the “Information, Advice and Guidance” template can be completed.
The FSD is a universal site and all services are welcome to list their details, though we will ask for details of the facilities and services you offer to support children and young people with SEN and D.
If you have any queries or wish to return a completed form, email firstname.lastname@example.org.