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

In Leicestershire, our SEND Local Offer consists of the Local Offer home pageFacebook page, SEND news and the Information and support directory. It is really important that parents, carers and young people are involved in developing the Local Offer. You can find out more about this in the Sharing your views section of our Local Offer.

Contact: Leicestershirelocaloffer@leics.gov.uk 

Leicestershire Local Offer Strategy

Our Local Offer Strategy sets out our vision, aspiration and priorities for how we develop information and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.

Print and braille

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

  • braille
  • large print


We have worked with parents to develop a translated version of Leicestershire’s Local Offer flyer which has been translated into the following languages – Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Somalian, Ukrainian and Urdu. You can contact Leicestershirelocaloffer@leics.gov.uk if you require this information in any other format.

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

Contact is a national organisation that supports families with disabled children.

Further reading