Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer
Welcome to Reading’s SEND Local Offer
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Winners of the National Association of Family Information Service (NAFIS) Coram Family & Childcare award for 'Best SEND Local Offer' 2021
The Family Information Service provides this information on behalf of Brighter Futures For Children which delivers children’s services in Reading.
The SEND Local Offer is here to help you find information about local services, support, activities and events for children and young people aged 0 - 25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
Reading’s SEND Local Offer is set out for you in the boxes below on this page. Here you’ll find local information on everything from support for carers, activities, short breaks, education, transport and much more.
Reviewed - October 2022
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Information on support services are listed on the Reading Borough Council website. Click here to find out more.
SEND Local Offer Newsletter & SEND Local Offer 16+ Guide
You can view the lastest SEND Local Offer Newsletter on the following page - http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=lcc_7CWKv_8&familychannel=3
SEND Local Offer - 16+ Guide - http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=w2dtpLKv968&familychannel=3
SEND Local Area Joint Inspection
Further information can be found on the Brighter Futures for Children website - https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/about/local-area-inspection-of-the-effectiveness-of-send-in-reading/
Quality of care for children & young people with SEND in Reading improving - https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/send_services_improving/
Joint local area SEND inspection in Reading - view the report here
Coronavirus - Latest information for families
Brighter Futures for Children is committed to working with key partners including schools, childcare settings and the voluntary sector to ensure the needs of children and young people with SEND are met and that they and their families are supported throughout this difficult time.
The SEND Local Offer Explained
We also have a page which explains what a SEND Local Offer is. The page includes a video and frequently asked questions. It’s useful because it sets out what you can expect locally and what legislation exists to support the availability of certain services locally. You can access it here.
How to contact the SEND Local Offer
For people who do not have access to the internet, we offer a 9am-5pm telephone service. Call 0118 9373777 (option 2).
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
What we are doing to improve SEND services in Reading
You can read more about what we are doing to improve SEND services in Reading in the links below:
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- Bach to Baby Concerts @ Reading Minster
- Me2 Short Breaks Group - for teenagers with additional needs
- Independence youth club at Cressingham
- The Cressingham LEGO CLUB
- Dance Reading Festival - November 2022
- Direct Payments - Drop in Sessions at the Civic Offices
- Christmas Holiday SEND Short Breaks - Play Course - 21st / 22nd December 10:00 - 13:00
- Christmas Holiday SEND Short Breaks - Make/Sense Theatre
- Christmas Holiday SEND Short Breaks - Reading FC SEND Multisport Camp - The Avenue School (8 to 18 years)
- SEND Short Breaks -Chance to Dance Stars CIC - Dance and Multi Activity Program