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Tameside SEND Local Offer

Welcome to the Tameside SEND Local Offer

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What is the Tameside SEND Local Offer?
The purpose of the Tameside SEND Local Offer is to provide a single place where families can access information, advice, support and services for children and young people (aged 0-25) with SEND.
The Local Offer is also a resource for professionals, volunteers and anyone involved in caring for or supporting young people with SEND.
What is SEND?
A child or young person who has special educational needs and disabilities is referred to as having SEND. This means they need specific, tailored health and education support to reach their full potential.
Who is the Tameside SEND Local Offer for?
The Send Local Offer is for children and young people with SEND, their families, parents and carers.
What is our aim?
Our aim is that children and young people with SEND have the tools, resources and support they need to be fully participating members of the Tameside family.

 If you can't find what you are looking for or would like to tell us what you think about our Tameside SEND Local Offer, please click here to go to our feedback page or email us at

The SEND Children Thrive: Matching Provision to Need Document includes the basic principles of supporting children and young people with SEND and what ideas, approaches and interventions could be appropriate to put in place. It aims to support excellent practice across educational provision and promote positive outcomes for children and young people who have been identified as having additional needs, to ensure that all SEND children THRIVE. Please click to link to find out more:

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Following a joint visit from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission to judge the effectiveness of our special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) service in Tameside, we absolutely recognise the challenges ahead of us and accept the areas of development that have been outlined.
We are unwaveringly committing to improving at pace so that our children and young people are fulfilling their potential and families are guided and supported through a clear process that best meets the needs of their children in a timely and efficient way.
We would like to thank Ofsted for recognising our hard-working front-line staff and we are proud of achievements to date which provide us with a solid foundation to work from. We are also pleased that Ofsted noted that since 2018, improvements have been made and we have the right plans in place to deliver better experiences for SEND Children in Tameside.
The pandemic has slowed recent progress but we are re-doubling our efforts, listening to parents and working closely with partners to ensure that we have a rounded and joined up approach to our local offer through education, health and care. We will continue to lobby government for investment into children’s services as they have to be funded properly to support successful delivery at local level.
The findings report is published and available publically here:
Written Statement of Action
Following the outcome of the inspection, we have been requested to produce a Written Statement of Action (WSoA). The WSoA will focus on 10 areas of significant concern identified during the Local Area SEND inspection.
This ‘Statement of Action’  identifies the things we will do to address the 10 areas of concerns.  Tameside Council and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care are jointly responsible for the WSoA. We will work with our Parent Carer Forum and Our Kid’s Eyes (OKE), our schools, colleges, health providers and other stakeholders and together we will own the plan. You can read the plan here: Tameside WSOA Final