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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.

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Events

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.

Barnet’s SEND Strategy

We are proud to publish Barnet’s SEND Strategy. This document outlines the priorities and objectives across the partnership that will improve outcomes for children and young adults with SEND. This document has been co-produced with families and the actions are monitored via the monthly SEND Development Group meetings.

Chalgrove Primary School Consultation

Following the 4 week statutory consultation period, this notice is to confirm the proposal for a new provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities to open on the site of Chalgrove primary School. The full notice can be found here.

You can read the full proposal here.

Special Provision Fund Allocation

Over the course of the last 12 months, we have been working with our families, schools and stakeholders to plan for the next phase of provision for pupils with SEND. Our ambition continues to be to provide as many local places as possible for pupils with Education, Health and Care Plans as we are committed to increasing parental choice and improving outcomes for our most vulnerable children and young adults. This document shows how we have done this and how to plan to develop our local offer further.

The special provision plan shows local groups how Barnet is investing in capital projects to get good outcomes for pupils with education, health and care (EHC) plans for their special educational need or disability

Local offer directory

Browse all of our services on the Local Offer directory 

Browse the directory by age group

0 to 5 Years

5 to 11 Years

11 to 16 Years

16 to 25 Years

You Said, We Did

You Said We Did

Local Offer has a lot of useful information and has improved a lot; however it is difficult to navigate and hard to find the information you are looking for.

The Local Offer (LO) steering group (with parent membership)implemented a consultation & developed summary document that was published. Based on this feedback we have now reviewed our existing site and have commissioned an organisation to develop a new LO (in a coproduced way) that utilises an external microsite (to address the concerns parents and children have raised).

New Local Offer site launched in June 2018.

We would value more training and workshops for parents

Local Offer Events Page lists all key SEND training we are offering and the quantity is increasing.

Education, Health & Social Care are all offering SEND events for parents (coproduced and co-designed with parents).

• Education SEND Event – Sep 2017
• Health SEND Event – Feb 2018 
• Social Care SEND Event – Summer 2018
• Annual SEND Conference on 14 June 2018.

Timeframes for completing statutory assessments (EHCPs) has improved, however there are still examples when the quality could be better

Barnet now implement a moderation exercise for EHCPs; using a standardised process to ensure the quality of plans being finalised are at the required and appropriate standard. The quality of EHCPs is now part our quality assurance measures.
Parents / carers would value more coproduction opportunities and examples.

We are advocating an approach where coproduction is embedded in all we do. There is a Barnet Coproduction ‘work-stream’ that meets regularly.

Our new ‘Local Offer’ (launch June 2018) is being coproduced with parents / carers and children and young people.

We are actively coproducing (e.g. co-designing/ co-delivering) our parent SEND events / training with the Barnet Parent carer Forum (see events listed above).

A recent example (March 2018) where Barnet services are providing messages for our parent / carer community that have been produced with our community (designed by you / for you):

Barnet EP Team – Who are Barnet EP Team

The wheelchair service for children and young people is very poor – there are long waiting times, no clear complaints process, families are not kept up to date or informed and families do not have confidence in the staff.

Reported at the Health Conference on the 1 February 2018

Barnet CCG asked parents to provide details of the difficulties they had experienced.

Barnet CCG met with AJM Healthcare (wheelchair provider) as a matter of urgency, the following actions have been completed:

  • Families who had complained about the service received full responses from the provider and outstanding issues were resolved
  • A flowchart has been developed to communicate the wheelchair service process and potential wait times
  • Internal processes have been reviewed and supplies will now be ordered automatically to avoid delays
  • New voucher scheme will be launched in May 2018 (which includes staff training)
  • AJM Healthcare report a stable workforce (which will contribute to improved consistency and quality across the service)
New complaints process has been developed and will be published online by the end of April 2018.

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

Feedback

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.

Send us feedback

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.

Contacts

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

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