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What is The Local Offer? 

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What is the ‘Local Offer’?

Think of the Local Offer as more than just a website; it's a network of education, health and support services working together for the best outcomes for children and young people with SEND in Barnsley.

The website provides information about local support services, education and things to do but it's not just a list or a phone book -  it's a joint effort to make sure families have access to the right services at the right time, wherever they are on their SEND journey.


Watch this video from the Council for Disabled Children to find out about the Local Offer.



If you have a hearing impairment you can also watch the video from the National Deaf Children's Society below.



Do you want to be involved with shaping the Local Offer Website?

We're on a mission to make our Local Offer website the best it can be.

We want to make sure that the information on our Local Offer website is useful for families, has all the information that families need, and helps families through their SEND journey. 


Why Co-Produce with Us?
  • Empower and uplift the SEND community
  • Share your knowledge to improve local services
  • Connect with like-minded parents
  • Be a part of positive change for our children
Your input is the key to creating a Local Offer that truly supports every child with SEND, if you want to be involved ring 0800 0345 340 option 1, or email infofis@barnsley.gov.uk or take a few moments to complete our feedback form 

What are we working on to improve the Local Offer Website?
From time to time you may see 'Under Construction' on pages within the site, this is because we are working on:

  • Making language across the site easier to understand. 
  • We are re-wording pages using plain English, doing accessibility checks and adding accessible video content where we can. 
  • We are working with key SEND professionals to make sure their information is accurate and up to date, including information about their referral pathways.
  • We are exploring an enhanced search functionality, and website stats, listening to your feedback to make the Local Offer Website the best it can be for Barnsley Families. 

Listing your service on the Local Offer

Are you a service provider?

Maybe you run a group or activity session specifically for children and young people with SEND.

If you'd like to list your service on the Local Offer Website, you can ring 0800 0345 340 option 1 or email infofis@barnsley.gov.uk and someone will be in touch.

They will need to know:

  • The name of your service and what it does
  • Where it is
  • Who the service is aimed at
  • If there is a cost involved
  • How you decide who is eligible
  • Accessibility
  • The training your staff have in SEND
  • How families can request more information and start using the service. 

Families Information Service will then upload the information on your behalf, don't forget to to let them know if anything changes.


Coming soon click here to watch a virtual tour of our site!