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New restrictions have been announced in Charnwood to stop the spread of COVID-19

Tighter rules are needed because cases of the virus are increasing amongst all age groups – particularly young people and those over 60.

Most of Leicestershire is in tier 1 – ‘medium’ risk. Residents in Charnwood and Oadby & Wigston are in tier 2 – ‘high risk’.

You can explore what the new High alert level means.

Coronavirus updates for parts of Leicestershire 

What is the Local Offer

The Leicestershire Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families information about help and services in Leicestershire.

The Local Offer brings together in one place information about health, education and social care for: 

  • children and young people from birth to 25 years old who have a special educational need or disability (SEND)
  • parents and carers of children with SEND
  • professionals working in health, care and education
  • providers of services for children and young people

Leicestershire's Local Offer homepage

Information and Support Directory

View our Information and Support Directory for useful support services, groups and activities in Leicestershire. You can search for results local to where you live or further afield.

Leicestershire SEND Strategy

Our SEND strategy sets out our vision, aspiration and priorities for developing support and provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.

Leicestershire SEND Strategy 2017-2020    Opens new window

Leicestershire Local Offer Accessibility Strategy    Opens new window

Print and braille

Telephone the Family Information Service on 0116 305 6545 to get a copy of the Local Offer in:

  • braille
  • large print


If you don’t speak English well enough to understand the information in the Local Offer, you can copy and paste text into Google translate to translate it.

Telephone the Family Information Service on 0116 305 6545 to ask for:

  • a printed translation of the Local Offer
  • help from an interpreter who speaks your language

Leicestershire Local Offer Disclaimer

“This website and its content are provided “as is” excluding warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. Whilst we take steps to ensure the accuracy of the information accessed via this website, Leicestershire County Council cannot guarantee or give any warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any information or material appearing on it. We have no responsibility for content provided by third parties and are merely providing access to such content to you. We have no obligation to verify the content of such information nor to edit any such information provided by third parties. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any third party details and you acknowledge that any reliance on such information will be at your own risk.”

Leicestershire Schools’ Local Offer

Every school has a Local Offer, also known as the SEN information report, which you’ll find on their website.
Find a school

Outside Leicestershire

Depending on where you live, you may be able to use help and services in neighbouring counties and in Leicester. You can find information about help and services in their Local Offers: 

Other ways to find help and services

SENDirect is a national website that:

  • lists information and services for families of children with SEND
  • offers a listing and payment service for service providers
  • helps professionals to contact services
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