The SEN Information Report is a new duty on schools under section 60 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
From September 2014 all schools are required to publish an SEN Information Report on their school website. This sets out in detail information about implementation of the governing body's policy for pupils with SEN. It includes arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN.
The report from each school will be used to help develop Hampshire County Council's Local Offer. It is the responsibility of each school to ensure compliance with the regulations and the accuracy of the information provided.
What is the Local offer?
From September 2014 every Local Authority—including Hampshire—is required to publish information on the services that they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This should also include information on services outside of the area which they expect children and young people from their area will use. This will be known as the 'Local Offer' and it will include information about education, health and care services, leisure activities and support groups.
The local offer has 2 main purposes:
1. To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about available support and opportunities
2. To make sure that services meet local needs and are more responsive to these