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.

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

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

We would like this website to be a valued resource for children, young people and their parents/carers, if you would like to become involved in helping us develop and improve it, then please contact the West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum, fionaworby@roseroad.org.uk 

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News

11th to 17th June is National Carers Week which aims to raise awareness of caring and recognise the contribution carers make to families and communities and to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for.  As part of their support for the…
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…
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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…
Fun volleyball evenings for all abilities and disabilities. If you are interested in playing volleyball in Newbury and belonging to a group who just want to play for fun then contact Haddon Macdonald by email: haddonpeter@gmail.com or alternatively telephone 07881677634. See the Attachment for further…
Happy Days is a club for children aged 5-10 with autism, Asperger's, ADHD and or deafness as well as their families HD Gamers Den is a club for young people aged 11-18 with autism, Asperger's, ADHD and or deafness as well as their families Please share…
Special Provision fund plan, please see attached documents to the right. The special provision fund is to support local authorities to grow and improve provision to benefit pupils with EHC plans. The fund can be used to create new places and improve facilities for pupils…
Kathy has 25 years of experience of leading singing, 10 week course starts 14th May. Groups with a relaxed, inclusive and fun approach, and believes that the beauty of song has many benefits for children. Her 16-year-old daughter, who has special needs, loves to be…
A Different World Festival Because everybody rocks! With food and drink stalls and daytime activities A fully inclusive music festival Saturday 4th August 2018 Abbey Rugby Football club Rose Hill, Peppard Rd, Reading RG4 8XA Carers tickets are free! Gates open 11am - Music starts…
Brookfields Understanding and Managing Behaviour Parent Course We are intending to run this fun, yet interesting, free course which focuses on Understanding and Managing Behaviour. This course is suitable for parents of children on the autism spectrum and for parents of children with other learning difficulties.…
Please view the related link for details of our Spring 2018 Newsletter. If you would like to be included on our mailing list to receive this directly then please contact us.
Weekly drama group for young people with autism spectrum conditions at the Watermill Theatre. See attached file for more information
Date Thursday 5th July Venue: Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR Times: Tea and coffee at 7pm; Presentation at 7.30-9pm The workshops are for parents and young people with ASD in Years 10 or 11 mainstream school transitioning into Post 16 education. The aims…
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Kings Division Three Team at National Championships this Weekend The recently crowned Champions of British Wheelchair Basketball's Division Three South West, The  Thames Valley Kings will be action this Weekend at National Championship finals to fight for the overall divisional winners against the other regional…

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