Kent Local Offer
The Local Offer given children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority consider to be available in the local area. Every Local Authority is responsible for writing a Local Offer and making sure it is available for everyone to refer to.
Please click here for the relevant Kent County Council webpage.
A child has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age has a learning difficulty if he or she:
(a) Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
(b) Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions. (SEN Code of Practice 2014)
There are four broad areas giving an overview of the range of needs that we plan for.
The broad areas of need fall under:
* Communication and Interaction
* Cognition and Learning
* Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
* Sensory and/or Physical Needs