Every local authority must identify education, health and care services in their local area provided for children, young people and families who have Special Educational Needs or who are Disabled (SEND).
When we refer to our local offer, we mean all the services and organisations which are part of the support on offer in Trafford. This website is the tool we use to communicate this so you understand what is available and how to access it.
With your help, we have developed this directory to make it as easy as possible for you to find what you are looking for and to make sure our information is accurate and up to date. Publishing our local offer helps us to see where the gaps in provision are. We include information about services provided outside our local area that local people are likely to use.
If you prefer to get the information in a different way, such as over the phone or in the post, you can contact our Family Information Service and they will help you with this. We also have an outreach team who meet families and professionals in the community and you can request they come along to community groups and networking events if you think this would be useful.
Local services should reflect what local people need. We must ask children, parents and young people what you think the local offer should include, and how you think people should be able to access it. We have worked with lots of parents, young people, service providers and partner organisations such as Trafford Parent Forum to develop our local offer. We have to publish what children, young people and parents tell us about our local offer and say clearly what we will do about the comments we receive.
Read more in our feedback section.
We have a SEND Communication and Engagement group where representatives from a range of education, health and care services sit alongside parent groups and people responsible fro engaging with young people. This group works hard to develop our local offer. If you want to read more detail about this, see our Local Offer Plan.
Please see the overall Trafford SEND Action Plan for more information about our work in response to the 2017 SEND Ofsted inspection.