What is the Local Offer? Parents

The Local Offer provides clear and accessible information about the provision Wandsworth Borough Council expects to be available locally for our children and young people from 0 to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

We have listened to parents and carers and they have told us that it can often be difficult to find out what is available for children and young people with SEND and their families.

As part of the new Children and Families Act, Local Authorities have been directed to produce a Local Offer. Wandsworth Borough Council, health services and all our partners in the voluntary and private sectors are committed to working together to support the needs of children and young people with SEND and their families. We have worked closely with parents, carers and young people, as well as with colleagues in all the services in Wandsworth to produce our Local Offer, and will continue to do so.

The Local Offer helps you to understand what services you can expect from a range of local agencies, including your statutory entitlements, eligibility and referral criteria. The Local Offer also makes clear what is available from early years settings, schools (including Academies and Free Schools), colleges and other services including those from health and social care.

Wandsworth's Local Offer website is still in development, so please be patient.  We are interested in what you think and are seeking feedback from all users.  You can see what we have done with the feedback so far in the most recent feedback report.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us:

020 8871 7899
Text us on 07797 805 456 - text FIS at the beginning of your message

If you would prefer to meet someone to talk about this, with an interpreter or signer if you need one, please call FIS to make an appointment at the Town Hall.

We can see people who drop in to the Customer Centre at the Town Hall, but only if a FIS Disability Information Officer is available.