The Government has asked all local authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND). This is known as the Local Offer and must include information about:
The Independent Parental Special Education Advice organisation (IPSEA) has produced a helpful guide about EHC needs assessments.
The Department for Education have also produced a guide for parents and carers on SEN changes in 2014 and on the rights and obligations of carers and local authorities; SEND: guide for parents and carers.
The website SENDirect provides an overview to help families provide the right support, services and information.
All local authorities are also obliged to provide information on the local offer in their area.
3 Dimensions head office is based in South Somerset along with one of our childrens homes and our school. Our other childrens home is in Devon but as we are close to the border of Devon, both Local Authority Local Offer websites are relevant.
If you live in Somerset go to the Somerset Choices website:
If you live in Devon go to:
And Pinpoint https://www.pinpointdevon.co.uk/
Read the latest Chardleigh House "Good" Ofsted Report dated 21.06.2018
Read the latest Woodview "Good" Ofsted Report dated 24.08.2017
Secretary of State for Health congratulates Ashcroft on CQC Outstanding rating Read letter.
Ashcroft re-inspected by the CQC on 04.05.2017 and retains its Outstanding rating. Read the full report here.