Local Offer

The Local offer sets out provision which is available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), aged 0 to 25, including education, health and social care services.

Where you see the green West Berkshire Local Offer flag, on the top, right corner of a record in this directory, you will know that the service or provider has submitted information on what they can offer a child or young person who has SEND.  This is known as their Local Offer.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, or need further assistance please contact us:

Phone : 01635 503100
Email : fis@westberks.gov.uk

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Children and Young People


Please see the Advice and Guidance section underneath the video for further information.


New SEND Code of Practice The new SEND Code of Practice has now been approved by the Parliament and came into force on the 1st September 2014. Please download the code below. The new SEND Code of Practice
Part of the council's duty is to publish feedback on our website and any actions taken to address the issues highlighted. We would love to know what you think of our website and its contents. We have now published the feedback we‘ve received over the…
West Berkshire Council's Transition plan for transferring Children and Young people with statements of Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments to the new SEN System. Please download the document below. West Berkshire's Transition Plan
Weekly drama group for young people with autism spectrum conditions at the Watermill Theatre. See attached file for more infomration
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* Pre- and Post-Diagnosis Workshops – Autism Due to high demands for pre and post diagnosis support  we have decided to put on a series of  FREE workshops. These workshops will not only teach you about Autism, its challenges and strengths, but also provide you…
The DfE have produced information for families about the new Local Area SEND Inspections.  These are joint inspections involving Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission and are to review the work of local areas in implementing the SEND Reforms and fulfilling their responsibilities to children…
The Options Clinical Team has created a series of help sheets offering advice and guidance for parents and carers who look after children, young people and adults with autism. This month’s help sheet is all about supporting children and adults with autism & learning disabilities…
Please visit the website for Parenting Special Children for up to date information on their courses running in our area. Please visit their website here. Please use the filters on the left for the Thatcham centre and/or the filters at the top for the type…
Supporting Teenagers with Autism in the Youth and Community Centre, Priory Road, Hungerford on 2nd February, 2017 10am - 1pm This workshop is to support parents and carers of children aged 11+ with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism who attend a mainstream school but is…
18th January 2017 The Phoenix Resource Centre, Newtown Road, RG14 7EB Room 1. 10.00am - 2.30pm For more information please view the attached document.
From September 2014 Statements of Special Educational Needs are being replaced by Education, Health and Care Plans. Like Statements, EHC Plans will only be needed by children with the most severe and complex needs. Most children will have their needs met by their local mainstream…

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Thank you for taking the time to complete our online surveys.  We are interested in your views on both the EHCP process and what it has achieved for your children, young people and their families in West Berkshire  In Control, with the help of children, young…