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Welcome to the Luton Local Offer - All ages
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
- Important COVID updates from Children’s Community Health Services – our plan to resume all children’s health services
Tell us your views
Following our SEND inspection and Written Statement of Action, it's really important that we can understand:
- the views of children and young people and their parents and carers
- what you think about the services provided
- how you feel about the things that are important to you
This work is being led by SEND colleagues in the local authority, working with other partners who provide SEND services in Luton including health.
In order to gather this information we've developed three surveys:
We'll also be running focus groups with parents and using easy to read versions of the survey in schools. If you'd like to get involved but would prefer not to use the online survey form, please get in contact via email: SENDluton@luton.gov.uk
Luton SEND Strategic Work
We are working hard in Luton to improve the services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Luton SEND Information Advice Support service (SENDIAS) provides free impartial information, advice and signposting to children, young people and their parents on matters relating to special educational needs and disability. Trained officers are able to talk through the options available, the possible outcomes and help you make informed decisions.
Please visit our new website at www.sendiasluton.co.uk or call 01582 548156.
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’ and returning to school
Luton Parent Carer Voice
Parent carer forums can help local authorities to engage with local families and understand the local needs so they can plan services for disabled children and their families effectively to meet these.
Free to join and use, the forums are open to parent carers, family members, guardians and foster parents of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities 0 to 25 (no diagnosis needed).
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 yourThe Local Offer is intended for you and so we want you to shape what this looks like. See what we have done in response to your feedback and help us make it the best it can be by sending your feedback.