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The Lambeth Local Offer


Boy playing a gameEvery local authority must publish a Local Offer. The Local Offer tells you what support is available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, and their families. It should include information about education, health and care provision. It should also tell you about training, employment and independent living for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

You can find the Local Offer for Lambeth here.


Who is it for?

The Local Offer is for:

  • Children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities from birth to aged 25
  • Their parents and carers
  • Practitioners and professionals


What is the idea?

The Local Offer should:

  • Make it easier to find out what you need to know
  • Give you information about what is available
  • Tell you where you can get further information
  • Provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it
  • Make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review


What does it include?

The Local Offer includes information on:

  • How children and young people’s needs are identified
  • How their needs are assessed
  • The special educational, health and social care provision for children and young people with SEN or disabilities
  • Opportunities for training and employment
  • Support for independent living
  • How provision is funded
  • Leisure activities and support groups
  • Where you can find more information, advice and support
  • Arrangements for travel
  • The help available to resolve disagreements.

The Local Offer must also tell you about services provided outside Lameth which local residents are likely to use.


Finding out more

You can find the full list of what must be included in the Lambeth local offer in the SEND Code of Practice.

If you have specific queries about the Lambeth Local Offer, and you live in the borough of Lambeth, feel free to get in touch.