Support for developing the Local Offer
Best Practice around SLCN for Authorities developing
their Local Offer
The Trust's Communication Consortium is a group of voluntary and
community sector organisations who have expertise and knowledge of
children's speech, language and communication. You can find out
about the services they provide to families throughout
England on the Trust's
Local Offer page. This page can easily be linked to
from your authority's Local Offer; to find out about this, please
Through our work with the Pathfinder
Programme, we have also developed a factsheet for
local authorities that highlights key issues for SLCN in the local
offer and where you can find support for these issues. You can
download the factsheet here.
The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) have produced summaries of the Draft Code of Practice for young
people. These will be really useful to schools who
want to involve young people in the changes that are going on and
make sure they feel empowered to understand what's happening and
have the opportunity to get involved proactively.
The Department of Health has also published guidance for Health and Well Being
Boards which includes a focus on their role in
developing the local offer.
The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) are
the SEN and disability strategic reform partner to the Department
for Education. Find out more here.