Working together to keep information up to date
The SEND code of Practice states:
The Local Offer should be collaborative: Local Authorities MUST involve parents, carers and young people in developing and reviewing the Local Offer, they must also cooperate with those providing services.
BMBCs Families Information Service maintain the Local Offer Website. As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure the information cited on the website is accurate, up to date and of value for SEND families FIS are facilitating a programme of activity which includes:
• ‘Let’s Talk Local Offer’ service user focus groups: Face to face and virtual sessions targeted at families and young people
• Online Smart Surveys: promoted to professionals, parents, and young people.
• Professional’s Local Offer Quality Assurance Meetings: to review service information and documents.
Each activity will relate to a section on the Local Offer Website and focuses on the information held within as follows:
|Starting your SEND Journey||Education|
|Disabled Children's Register (DCR)||Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP)|
|Early Help for SEND Families||Get Involved|
|Childcare for Children with SEND||Becoming an Adult|
For more information, including dates and times of upcoming 'Let's Talk Local Offer' sessions click here.
Feedback from each of the sessions is displayed below, and will be circulated through our wider communication channels.