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This is the new East Sussex Local Offer. We have launched a test version of it in November 2021 and are inviting residents of East Sussex to help us refine it. The final version will be launched in January 2022. Find out more >>

What is the Local Offer?

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Describing the Local Offer

The East Sussex Local Offer is how we make parents, carers, children and young people aware of what support is available to them for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). 

The Government asks that all local authorities (in our case East Sussex County Council) provide information as clearly as possible so that parents and carers can make informed decisions for children and young people. This information must cover the whole range of services and support available as well as explain how different processes work and where children, young people, parents and carers can go for advice and guidance. 

The East Sussex Local Offer includes:

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What Does the Law Say About the Local Offer?

There are a number of laws that govern the Local Offer.

The laws were created to ensure that professionals fulfilled their duty to cooperate between services for the benefit of families and young people. This includes:

Which sets out that Local Authorities must have a Local Offer

Chapter 4 details what each local authority is expected to provide information on in it's local offer.

As part of ensuring all sectors and services are cooperating and working together to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND the government has asked Ofsted to carry out local area SEND inspections.

How Was the Local Offer Website Designed?

East Sussex Local Offer has been designed and written through a process of consultation with:

The information on the site will continue to evolve and be updated. If you are interested in feeding back on any particular part of the site, or would like to look at ways to contribute, please visit our page:


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