The Legislation in a nutshell
All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to:
• achieve their best;
• become confident individuals living fulfilling lives; and
• make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.
The majority of children and young people with SEN have their needs met through mainstream education providers and will not need Education, Health and Care plans. Mainstream providers have general duties under Part 3 of the Children and Families Bill.
Quoted from the SEND Code of Practice 2015 (Click Here to be taken to the link)
Under the Children and Families Bill 2014 , Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. The school SEN information report utilizes the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by academy policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.