About The Local Offer

This Local Offer sets out in one place what support and services are available for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The information will include how to access services and organisations for Children and Young People with SEND from birth to 25 years.

The video below gives more information on How to navigate the Local Offer.

What is the Local Offer?

Our Local Offer has been designed and developed by a range of professionals from both Children’s and Adult services including

  • education
  • health
  • social care
  • SNAP Parent Carer Forum (PCF)
  • voluntary and community groups

The Local Offer will include information on services that are available to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25 including:

  • Education services (Early Years providers, schools, colleges and training) 
  • Health services
  • Social care services
  • eligibility for specialist services
  • how to obtain an education, health and care plan and the process
  • preparing for adulthood
  • leisure and recreation opportunities
  • arrangements for transport and travel
  • sources of information and support in the area
  • child care, including suitable provision for disabled children and those with SEN
  • arrangements for resolving disagreements and mediation and how to make a complaint
  • Local Authorities Accessibility Strategy
SEND Local Offer annual reports

Our Local Offer annual reports detail our SEND activities over the academic year.

Report files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. To request an accessible version, please email local.offer@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.

2020 to 2021

View or download our Local Offer Annual Report for 2020 to 2021.

2019 to 2020

View or download our Local Offer Annual Report for 2019 to 2020.

2018 to 2019

View or download our Local Offer Annual Report for 2018 to 2019.

You said, we did - SEND / Local Offer feedback

We want to continuously improve our SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Local Offer to ensure that it is meeting the needs of local families and individuals. You may have suggestions and ideas about how we could improve our Local Offer website. 

We welcome any comments and feedback on the website layout, content and accessibility. Parents/carers, young people and our staff have worked together to make this information relevant and informative.

Please let us know your feedback by emailing local.offer@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk  about what you like, and what we could include.

Our response to your feedback so far

Working Together (Co-production)

In Central Bedfordshire there is a collective commitment to joint working and implementing best practice when working with SEND children, young people, and parents across three key areas: effective communication, empowering people and being solution focused. 

More information about Working Together

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) in Central Bedfordshire 2021 focuses on children and young adults aged 0-25 years who are residents of, or who are educated within, Central Bedfordshire.

The JSNA aims to provide Central Bedfordshire SEND Partnership Board, departments with responsibility for commissioning and service delivery and local leaders with an up to date understanding of the needs of local children and young adults with SEND.

Read the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment full report and Executive Summary on the Central Bedfordshire JSNA website.

SEND Partnership Dashboard

The Central Bedfordshire SEND Partnership dashboard will allow users to navigate information underpinning the outcome domains alongside a local profile of Central Bedfordshire. The outcome domains listed have been identified through co-production with a number of partners and organisations, including children and young people with SEND. 

More information can be found on the Central Bedfordshire Council's website.