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Local Offer - (SEND)

Southend’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Local Offer

The local offer can be found on the LiveWell website.

It contains details of:

  • provision
  • support services

that are available for children and young people with SEND in Southend and the surrounding areas.

It is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014.

It will be developed and reviewed over time, with the involvement of:

  • young people
  • parents
  • service providers

All information within the Local Offer is to support children and young people with SEN and/or a disability (SEND) and their families.

The Local Offer has two key purposes:

  • to provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up to date information about the available provision and how to access it
  • to make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review

The local offer can signpost you to services from the:

  • council
  • schools
  • health
  • voluntary sector

that are available in Southend for children and young people with difficulties such as:

  • Autism
  • ASD
  • Asperger’s
  • challenging behaviour
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Epilepsy
  • hearing impairment
  • learning difficulties
  • mental health
  • physical disability
  • social difficulties
  • speech and language delay
  • visual impairment

LiveWell also has details of:

  • activities
  • services

that any child may access (known as Universal services). These can be found in the main directory.

Page last updated: 02/04/2020