All councils must publish a Local offer that:
- ensures families can access clear information about all services for those aged 0-25 with SEN and disabilities
- explains what families are entitled to and can expect from services
- gathers feedback from people who use services
- uses feedback to support service development
How we did it
- working with partners across education, health, social care and the voluntary sector
- working closely with parents and carers and children and young people to ‘co-produce’ the Leeds Local Offer
- providing support to those families and young people who don’t use websites
- identifying the right digital solution for managing all the information
The Leeds Local Offer website uses a specialist search engine that will return information about the support and services available in Leeds for children and young people. Users are able to search headings that reflect the ‘journey of the child’ from birth to 25 years, such as early years, going to school or college and living independently.
In Leeds we are also offering Leeds Local Offer Live events. These regular events give you access to knowing what services and opportunities exist in the city and how to access them. This approach is a vital part in enabling, empowering and supporting young people with SEND to make informed decisions about their future.
If you would like advice and information about how to use the Leeds Local Offer please contact the Leeds SEND Information Advice Support Service (formerly Parent Partnership Service). The team can provide you with general information about services for SEN and disabilities and advise you. Leaflets and downloads can also be posted out to you. For expert advice on any of the services shown in the Leeds Local Offer please use the contact details that each specific website provides.