Local Offer

The Local Offer sets out provision which is available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), aged 0 to 25, including education, health and social care services.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, or need further assistance please contact us:

Phone : 01635 503100
Email : fis@westberks.gov.uk

We would like this website to be a valued resource for children, young people and their parents/carers, if you would like to become involved in helping us develop and improve it, then please contact the West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum, fionaworby@roseroad.org.uk 

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News

Part of the council's duty is to publish feedback on our website and any actions taken to address the issues highlighted. We would love to know what you think of our website and its contents. We have now published the feedback we‘ve received over the…
Weekly drama group for young people with autism spectrum conditions at the Watermill Theatre. See attached file for more infomration
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* Pre- and Post-Diagnosis Workshops – Autism Due to high demands for pre and post diagnosis support  we have decided to put on a series of  FREE workshops. These workshops will not only teach you about Autism, its challenges and strengths, but also provide you…
The DfE have produced information for families about the new Local Area SEND Inspections.  These are joint inspections involving Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission and are to review the work of local areas in implementing the SEND Reforms and fulfilling their responsibilities to children…
The Options Clinical Team has created a series of help sheets offering advice and guidance for parents and carers who look after children, young people and adults with autism. This month’s help sheet is all about supporting children and adults with autism & learning disabilities…
Please visit the website for Parenting Special Children for up to date information on their courses running in our area. Please visit their website here. Please use the filters on the left for the Thatcham centre and/or the filters at the top for the type…
I CAN, in partnership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, will undertake an independent review of the state of provision for children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), entitled Bercow: Ten Years On, which will be published in early 2018. Please follow the link…
West Berkshire Council's Transition plan for transferring Children and Young people with statements of Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments to the new SEN System. Please download the document below. West Berkshire's Transition Plan
Cinema Club is completely free to come watch the film. Its 50p for a drink of squash some popcorn/nachos and penguin/Freddo. If you are able to look after yourself you can come on your own but if you need extra support you would need to…
News from Autism Berkshire Autism Berkshire is running more free workshops for parents and carers of teenagers and children with autism living in West Berkshire this autumn and early next year. Two workshops led by Dr Fiona Knott, a clinical psychologist from the Centre for Autism at…
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Butterflies Butterflies is a Down Syndrome group who aim to meet once a month, to bring families together over a cuppa, to give each other support, help and guidance whether your child has not even been born, is at pre-school, school, college or working. Butterflies…
Fun volleyball evenings for all abilities and disabilities. If you are interested in playing volleyball in Newbury and belonging to a group who just want to play for fun then contact Haddon Macdonald by email: haddonpeter@gmail.com or alternatively telephone 07881677634. See the Attachment for further…
Further information
Free Information Event Newbury Racecourse on Thursday 29th March 2018 From 9.30am to 4.30pm. Come along to find out what services are available to you to either use or volunteer with. There is free parking and free entry with over 50 organisations taking part.
Happy Days is a club for children aged 5-10 with autism, Asperger's, ADHD and or deafness as well as their families HD Gamers Den is a club for young people aged 11-18 with autism, Asperger's, ADHD and or deafness as well as their families Please share…
Kings Division Four Squad take the court and take two big wins The Kings division four team were in action on Sunday as they hosted SportsAble Rockets and Swansea Storm in their 'Home' round of the British Wheelchair Basketball National League. First-up for Kings was…
Autism Awareness Workshop 11 -18ys flyer

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