Presentation to Family VoiceConferenceTuesday 26th March 2013The Local Offer
2Indicative draft: The (0-25) SpecialEducational Needs Code of PracticeWork in progressSubsequent draft for formal consultationlater in 2013Will develop through 20 pathfinders
3Chapter 4: The Local OfferWhat is the Local Offer?“LAs must publish, in one place, information aboutprovision they expect to be available in their area forchildren and young people from 0-25 who have SEN”
42 key purposes• To provide clear, comprehensive andaccessible information about the support andopportunities available• To make provision more responsive to localneeds and aspirations by directly involvingchildren & young people with SEN, parents andcarers, and service providers in its developmentand review
5Not just a directoryThe Local Offer should be:• Engaging• Accessible• Transparent and comprehensiveIt will follow a common framework which all LocalAuthorities must develop, publish and review
6What must be included?• Education, health and care provision• Arrangements for identifying and assessing childrenand young people’s SEN• Other education provision• Training provision including apprenticeships• Travel arrangements to/from early years settings,schools and Post 16 providers• Support to help children and young people’s transitionsbetween phases and for adulthood• Sources of information, advice and support about SENin the area• Arrangements for making complaints, mediation andrights of appeal to the Tribunal
• A web based resource• Information for those without access to theweb• Accessible to different groups includingthose with SEN and disabilityHow should the Local Offerbe published?
Who should be consulted?“Co-production” with children, young people andparents:• planning the content• deciding how to publish• providing feedback on services
Links to joint commissioning,co-operation and health and social careJoint commissioning arrangements informed by:• Needs identified via Health and Wellbeing Boards• Agreed priorities of the Joint Health and WellbeingStrategyEach Clinical Commissioning Group will determine whatservices must be provided to meet the reasonable healthneeds for the children and young people for whom theyare responsibleThe LA must ensure co-operation
Where are we in Surrey?• Highly motivated Local Offer working group• Good representation across services and age range• Co-production from the start with Parent Partnership& Family Voice• Engagement with young people• Testing out principles and developing frameworkfrom SE7 Steering Group• Reps from schools and colleges have trialledquestions for their Local Offers• Additional resources agreed for web based offer andICT Manager support
The SE7 Local Offer Framework PrinciplesFactualSustainableand sustainedTransparencyStarts with thewidely availableHolisticAccessibleEmpoweringCo-produced
Next steps: Phase 2• Collecting information from all key stakeholders• Developing the web design and content• Developing a communication strategy for allstakeholders• Setting up Quality Assurance and use of the Multiagency toolkit produced by Early SupportA huge amount of work but exciting!