Bolton's Local Offer

Bolton Council, the health services, parents and young people have all been involved in developing Bolton's local offer.

Access the Local Offer

What is a local offer?

From September 2014, each local authority in England has to publish a Local Offer for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years who have a special educational need or disability.

The purpose of the Local Offer is to provide a single point for information to help families access details about services available to them and offer guidance in multiple areas, such as:

The Local Offer also includes guidance for parents when they need to speak with practitioners and professionals and information on giving feedback, raising concerns and making complaints.

Engaging parents, children and young people

Parents and young people have been actively involved during planning, building and testing phases of the Local Offer website, here's some feedback we've received during our consultation days:

Adobe Acrobat document. File size = 78KB. Document last modified on 24/03/2015 Local Offer consultation with parents and young people

Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy 2014 - 2018 

This document details our strategy to deliver the SEND reforms effectively and improve outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Take a look at the Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA) jargon buster to help understand some of the terminology used with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Read the strategy

DfE Special Provision Capital Fund

This plan details how Bolton intends to invest the DfE Special Provision Capital Fund in order to enhance local provision for children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. We hope that this will enable us to meet the needs of an increasing number of children and young people within Bolton, enabling them to achieve well and lead happy and fulfilled lives.

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