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01 The Local Authority Local Offer

From September 2014 Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) ages 0-25. This called the ‘Local Offer’.

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice for families and will also be an important resource for parents/carers in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.

The Local Offer can be found on the County Durham Families Information Service website: www.countydurhamfamilies.info/localoffer