Durham Local Offer

The Local Offer includes what is available in the County Durham area for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or disabilities during their time in education.  

It includes:

  • sources of support, advice and information 
  • education, health and care provision 
  • arrangements for identifying and assessing children and young people with SEN 
  • how services can be accessed (including eligibility criteria) and how decisions are made 
  • arrangements for supporting children and young people move between school phases 
  • services to support young people in preparing for adulthood and independence 
  • leisure activities 
  • arrangements for disagreement resolution, complaints, mediation and appealing to the SEN Tribunal 
  • information on the review and development of the Local Offer itself.