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What is the Local Offer?

Herefordshire Council's Local Offer sets out the support, services and information available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

The Children and Families Act 2014, requires all local councils to have a Local Offer of available support to assist children and young people, from birth to 25 years of age, who are disabled and / or have special educational needs, along with their families.

The Local Offer includes:

  • Education, health and social care services from birth to 25 years of age
  • Eligibility criteria to access specialist support services
  • The support arrangements available to help you access the services you need
  • How to make a complaint

Herefordshire's Local Offer is continuously being developed in consultation with young people and their families, with workshops and consultation events being held to ensure the right information is available, in the right format, at the right time.

To find out more about understanding and accessing the Local Offer, please read the Information, Advice and Support Services Network's Local Offer guide.

If you'd like to share your views about the Local Offer in Herefordshire, please e-mail