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Children and Young People with Specialist Needs (SEND)

The Essex Local Offer

The Essex Local Offer has been published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014.

Under the Children and Families Act 2014 each Local Authority was required to publish a Local Offer detailing what provision and services were available in their area for children and young people with SEND by the 1st September 2014. The Local Offer is a living and organic resource that will be developed over time with the assistance of our partners, parents and young people.

The Essex Local Offer will:

  • Give you information about education, health and care services
  • Give you information about leisure activities and support groups
  • Hold all the information in one place
  • Be clear, comprehensive and accessible
  • Make service provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations
  • Be developed and reviewed with the service providers and service user

Please see the link above for more information and how to join if you represent an organisation that provides services to support Essex children and young people.

Maze - A community for parents, carers and families of children with additional needs 

SEND survey video on Biteable.


We would like to hear your views about health and care services for children with special educational needs and disability. You can complete the Long Term Plan survey online or call 01206 918653 or email neeccg.comms@nhs.net to request a paper copy. 

The Multi Schools Council Fundraising

In July next year the Multi Schools Council will be walking to every special school in Essex, in just 5 days. That’s 150 miles, which is more than a marathon a day!

The walk is to raise awareness of special schools and to help fund student voice ideas as they aim to break down the perceptions towards children with special educational needs and mental health difficulties.

The organisers are asking for support from the local community via their JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kierran-pearce

For more information on the Multi Schools Council, join their page on Facebook or download their free app in the app store.

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