Cumbria Local Offer is a signposting service for parents/carers and their children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), to information about provision that they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people with SEND.
It should also set out information for those who do not have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)
It has two key purposes:
To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to date information about provision and how to access it
To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEND, and service providers in its development and review.
It must include provision in the local authority's area, and any provision outside the area that the local authority expects to be used by children/young people with SEND.
We have worked with parent/carer groups and children and young people to produce the Cumbria Local Offer, and we will continue to do so in order to keep it up-to-date and relevant to the people that it is intended for. It will also help to monitor which provision and services are needed.
If you click on the link below, it will take you to the Cumbria Local Offer, and if you cannot find the information that you need please make contact and let us know, so that we can make it easier to search for or identify it as something that we need to find out more about.
Parents can find out more about special educational needs and acquire confidential advice and support from their local Parent Support Service, Cumbria SEND IAS Service (formerly Cumbria Parent Partnership).