What is the Local Offer?

Dorset's Local Offer has been developed for children and young people with SEN and disabilities and their families to be the one place you need to visit for all information.
Watch this video for a quick summary of the changes.

SEN and Disability Local Offer

Useful Information

  • Dorset's Local Offer Consultation Update

    In the summer of 2015, Dorset County Council (DCC) and Dorset Parent Carer Council (DPCC) co-produced a consultation survey regarding Dorset’s Local Offer. The survey focused on SEN and disability provision within Dorset’s schools, colleges and childcare settings (education settings). Many of the existing education…

  • Personal Travel Budgets

    Getting children to school is ultimately a parent or carers responsibility so a Personal Travel Budget (PTB) is a sum of money paid to parents or carers of children with Special Education Needs (SEN) who are eligible for free school travel. Having a PTB gives…

  • SEN and disabilities transport

    Things are changing in Dorset County Council for home to school travel arrangements for families with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The key changes are:1.    Our Practice and  Policy regarding Home to School Transport is currently being reviewed. This does not…

  • Dorset's Local Offer update

    All local authorities must now develop and publish their Local Offer to explain what is available for children and young people with SEN and disabilities across education, health and social care. The Local Offer should be: Collaborative:     involving parents, children and young people Accessible:        …

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