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What is the SEND Local Offer?
The purpose of the 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 Local Offer for?
The 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 Local Offer, please click here to go to our feedback page or email us at local.offer@tameside.gov.uk

 
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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: https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50175189