The Local Offer provides information on the services in the Wokingham Borough available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25. The Local Offer was published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014.
Local Offer Guide booklet
Local Offer Guide 2022 (update from 2021)
During Covid we were not able to run our Local Offer Live event so instead, we have produced these Local Offer Guides.
Although not exhaustive, it gives you information about some of the organisations and services locally that can provide activities, help, information and support to you and your child aged 0-25years with any Special Educational Need and/or Disability.
Thank you to all the local groups and services who provided information for the guide.
Thank you also to Pam Breslin and the team at the CAN Network who we have worked in partnership with to post the guide to all those registered with the CAN Network. If you would like to receive a hard copy of this guide please email us at email@example.com to request your copy
More links to our Local offer here:
How will the Local Offer help me?
- Provide you with clear and accurate information about the local education, heathland care services making it easier to choose and access the services you need.
- Help you find the nearest and most suitable services, support groups and leisure activities.
- Make service provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations
What makes the Local Offer different?
It is more than a directory of services. It brings everything together in one place. It provides all the information you need to help you identify suitable support. You can then make informed decisions about the resources needed, to enable the child or young person with SEND to participate and achieve their outcomes.
The Local Offer is being collaboratively developed by children, young people, their parents and their carers.
The Local Offer will inform joint planning and commissioning of services within Education, Health and Social Care. It is constantly developing based on the feedback received by the local authority.
SEND Guide for Parents
We know finding information can be difficult so we have produces a quick and easy guide for parents & carers of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). You can click on the links in the guide to take you to the websites listed and further information.
We know that the Wokinghma Borough Council website is currently being updated and after June 2023 some of the links may not work. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are having problems finding the information you need.
We have produced some information leaflets with QR links to webpages to give you more information on help and services that are available for families in the Wokingham Borough.
Admission Avoidance - How to avoid mental health admissions for young people with autism and or a learning disability.
A video produces by the South East Parent Carer Forum network is here: SE Admission Avoidance video
A flip book produced by the South West Parent Carers Forums is here: Admission Avoidance Flip-book
Ordinarily Available & Graduated Response
This is a benchmark / baseline / common set of expectations about the provision that should be made for all children and young people within early education settings, schools, academies, free schools and colleges of further education.
WBC Ordinarily Available
WBC Ordinarily Available for Early Years & PVI's (pre school age)
Preparing for Adulthood
Wokingham's Preparing for Adulthood - Parent's Guide