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Local Offer and SEN

  • Children, young people and families

Helping children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families find the information and support they are looking for.



Find out about the wide variety of Local offer events on offer. These events are for children, young people and their families. They can also be for practitioners, professionals and teachers.

Local offer directory

Browse all of our services on the Local Offer directory 

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0 to 5 Years

5 to 11 Years

11 to 16 Years

16 to 25 Years

You Said, We Did

You Said We Did

More access for parents / carers to services and professionals:

  • Greater opportunities for parents / carers to access professionals in leadership positions and ask direct questions
  • Parent Drop-ins were identified as a possible new way forward that would be valued and increase access.
  • SEND Conference occurred in April 2017 with 150 attendees. Senior Leaders from health, social care and education delivered information and held a Q&A panel. This will now be scheduled as an annual event.
  • ‘Parent Drop-In’ pilot project implemented and evaluated. Over 50 parent drop-ins delivered (by a range of SEND & Inclusion Teams) between February 2017 and August 2017. Evaluations from  parents have been very positive and this initiative will be extended beyond the pilot period.

More training opportunities for parents / carers:

  • There is not enough on offer with regards SEND training parents can access in Barnet
  • Parents perceive the SENDIASS annual conference a very positive event, however some of the feedback indicated the venue was inappropriate for the workshops.
  • Regular (termly) training has been provided (by Education) to parents with over 40 attendees on a range of SEND areas / topics. A number of events are regularly updated on our ‘forthcoming events’ page (with presentation slides) on our Local Offer. Health  are planning on offering similar training early in 2018.
  • SENDIASS Workshops (part of the annual conference) will now take place in individual rooms to avoid some of the concerns raised of the open-plan venue.

For more information on how we are improving our Local Offer, please see our You Said, We Did page.


Do you think we can improve the Local Offer? Are we missing any information or services? Would you like to give us feedback about a particular service? If so, please let us know.

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Help and information

You can get information about the Barnet Local Offer from a local library or children's centre.

  1. Guide for young people
  2. Guide for parents and carers
  3. SEND Code of practice
  4. Jargon Buster (Glossary of Terms)

Our Local Offer has been created with the help of young people, parents, carers, the voluntary sector and professionals in health, education and social care. We strive for continual input to update our Local Offer.

Barnet’s Accessibility Strategy

Barnet’s Accessibility Strategy sets out the local authority plan to increase access to education for pupils with disabilities in the schools for which it is responsible.


  • SEN performance team
  • North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
  • Tel: 020 8359 2000
  • Email: SENDLocalOffer@barnet.gov.uk

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