Welcome to Reading’s SEND Local Offer
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 exists 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 2021
Information on support services are listed on the Reading Borough Council website. Click here to find out more.
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
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/
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.
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
You can read more about what we are doing to improve SEND services in Reading in the links below:
- Carers Advice and Support (88)
- Early Years & Childcare (142)
- Education Schools & Services (143)
- Health & Social Care (146)
- Parent to Parent Support (9)
- Policies, Pathways & Documents (3)
- Sensory Impairment (47)
- Short breaks (39)
- Special Needs Activities (209)
- Special Needs Support (355)
- Special United - Youth Area (Young People's Forum) (3)
- Transition 16 – 25 (334)
- Transport. (8)