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
The Information You Need (Parent Voice) website has now closed and the new service, SENDIASS, will be supporting families in Hampshire from 2/1/19.