Walsall’s Local Offer sets out information on what is available for children and young people from birth to 25 years in one place and covers universal, targeted and specialist provision for children, young people and their families. It aims to makes it clearer what you can expect from a range of local agencies.
You can search what information is available by click on the Category Boxes above (e.g. Education, Learning and Employment) or to access our Service Directory please use the Keyword Search Area or select the appropriate Age Bands Tabs above (e.g. 0-4 Early Years and Pre-School).
What is universal provision? These will often be services that are available to all children and young people, and their families, in Walsall. They can be accessed without needing any specialist resources or assessment.
What is targeted provision? These are services for children and young people who may need additional support to access services, or may need groups or services that are specifically designed to meet their needs. Some targeted provision can be accessed directly with or without an assessment.
What is specialist provision? These are services for children and young people with severe and / or complex needs who are likely to require even more support than is available either through universal or targeted services. These services will require an assessment of need. Why does Walsall have a Local Offer? “Local authorities and other services will set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN and their families. This easy-to-understand information for parents will set out what is normally available to help children with SEND, as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child…” (Source: Department of Education, 2011. Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability).
Simply put, the Government requires all Local Authorities to offer easily accessible information about services that can offer help and support to children and young people with special educational needs / disabilities, and their families.
We need your help! Walsall's Local Offer is continually developing and we want you to tell us about the services and support that you think should be included in the Local Offer. We will add to the information that we offer and make changes based on your feedback. To get involved, please give us your feedback through the 'Feedback' tab above or email LocalOffer@walsall.gov.uk and have your say!
What is The Local Offer? The Local Offer is a Local Authority’s publication of all the provision “they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health…