In September 2014, the Children and Families Act 2014 came into force which placed a statutory duty on every Local Authority in England to produce a Local Offer which will set out details of all services that particular Local Authority expects to be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
In Sunderland we have tried to include services in our Local Offer that we are aware of that our parents may access that operate regionally or even nationally. We are also aware that some families who live near a border with another Local Authority may wish to access services in that particular authority or sometimes people may wish to travel further afield to access a service if this was deemed necessary or appropriate.
With this in mind, we have detailed below, links to the Local Offer sites for other authorities in our region so that you may access information about services that they offer. You will need to check to ensure that you and your family's eligibility to access any of the services other authorities list.