Our Local Offer gives you information on the help and support available locally for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), and their families. It covers health, education, social care, leisure, preparing for adulthood and more.
Brighton & Hove’s Local Offer has been developed together with parent carers and young people to help you find all the information you need in one place. Read more about how we involve parent carers and young people in shaping SEND services.
Extra £500,000 of funding for secondary school pupils with autism in Brighton and Hove
The Department for Education has committed an extra £500,000 over the next three years for children and young people with SEND in Brighton and Hove. The funding is intended to ensure there are sufficient, high quality school places for children and young people who have Education, Health and Care Plans. After consultation with parents and carers, this funding will be used to create a new specialist facility for secondary school pupils with autistic spectrum condition (ASC) at Dorothy Stringer School.
Our Local Offer is changing - how you can help:
We are in the process of changing how our ‘Local Offer’ looks and also some of the information on it. We want it to work better for the people using it, making it easier for someone with additional needs and the people who know them, like family and friends, to find out the information they want quickly and easily.
If you have any ideas or suggestions on how the ‘Local Offer’ could work better for people using the services, please let us know by emailing SEN.Team@brighton-hove.gov.uk or give us feedback here. Alternatively, you can call the team on 01273 293567 and ask to speak to someone about the Local Offer.
As part of our statutory responsibility, as detailed in the SEN Code of Practice, we are required to produce a report at least annually about feedback we have received from users of our Local Offer.
Read our Local Offer Annual Report for 2017-18 (PDF 171KB). It includes specific feedback received over the past year, outlines the action we have taken to address these points and also what is planned over the next twelve months.
You also may be interested in:
- Information, Advice and Support (IAS) from Amaze
Amaze provides impartial information, advice and support to families of children and young people with SEND in Brighton and Hove
- Family Information Service (FIS)
FIS offer a wide range of information for all families in Brighton and Hove, including the latest advice on childcare, groups and activities
- Advice and support from Contact, a charity working for families with disabled children
- Local Offer information for other areas
View Brighton and Hove City Council's Accessibility Strategy (PDF 282KB). This strategy outlines Brighton & Hove City Council’s vision and the practical implications for improving access of disabled children and young people to the services which we provide directly, including education, and those which we provide alongside our partners.
The Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Brighton & Hove City Council. Information in the Local Offer does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of a service or provider. We aim to ensure the information contained in the Local Offer is as accurate and up to date as possible, however we will not be held responsible for any inaccurate information. It is the responsibility of the service or provider to keep us informed of any changes to the service or provision.