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Local Offer - All ages

Welcome to the Luton Local Offer.

Luton’s vision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people - that they achieve well in early years, at school and at college to enable them to lead happy and fulfilled lives within a safe environment and where they have choice and control.

The Luton Local Offer helps you find information about local services, support and events for children and young people aged 0 - 25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). Find out more about the Local Offer


Luton’s SEND strategy and outcomes framework – let us hear your views!

We would like to invite you to a virtual meeting to hear your views on the work so far and get your ideas for further development. Join our virtual meetings.


Coronavirus

Update: Education, Health and Care Plan processes

We are working really hard to keep Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan processes moving but because of Covid 19 and the impact it is having on capacity within health, social care and education services it means that there may be delay in the contribution from advice givers in these services. We will use our best endeavours to ensure that the EHC plan process takes place within statutory timescales however this might not always be possible during this period.

In addition, education, health and care needs assessments for an EHC plan may look different as it becomes more difficult for many services to do their work face to face. They may need to do more by telephone or video call where possible. Our decision-making panels are still taking place however they are moving to online meetings. We will continue to review these processes and provide regular updates.   

Luton’s Psychology Service, Autism and SEN Teams provide advice, guidance and resources for ‘Looking after Yourself, Looking after Your Children’


Get involved in a new parent career forum for Luton

‘Contact’, the national charity for families with disabled children, is working with Luton local authority to  find parent carers in the area interested in helping to develop a new parent carer forum. Parent carer forums across England work in partnership with local authorities and clinical commissioning groups to influence decisions and make improvements to local services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

To find out more about how you can get involved in a new parent carer forum for Luton please contact Ruth Hobbs (hobbsconsultancy18@gmail.com) or text or call 07729099576.

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SEND Champions

To improve how we are working together as a Local Area to improve outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND), we have identified named people from each of the main organisations who will “champion” the needs of these children and young people within their own organisation. Find out more about our SEND Champions.


You said, We did

The Local Offer is intended for you and so we want you to shape what this looks like. Help us make it the best it can be by sending your feedback.


What to do if you think your child has special educational needs and / or a disability

Find services by area of specific need