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Bury SEND Local Offer

The Local Offer sets out information about the provision that is available across education, health and social care for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). Its purpose is to help families access information about the services that are available to them.

All Local Authorities must publish a Local Offer. The guidance on how to do this is set out in section 4 of the SEND Code of Practice. The process of developing the Local Offer will help local authorities and their health partners to improve provision. 

Bury is committed to the Local Offer reflecting the advice, support and guidance that our families have requested. An annual cycle of co-production events helps to ensure that children and young people with SEND and their families have had a chance to have their say about its design and content. 

A good Local Offer will reflect the priorities outlined by parents, carers, children and young people. Feedback given by stakeholders either through co-production events or via email should be promptly actioned by service providers to ensure that the information and services available are meeting local need. 

Useful links to SEND external resources

Bury2Gether - is Bury's Parent Carer Forum for parents/carers of children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in Bury.

Bury SENDiass  - Barnardo's SENDiass provide Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services for children, young people aged 0-25 and their parents or carers where the child has, or may have, special educational needs or disability.

Thriving in Bury - Resources for parents and carers in Bury to support them and their children with their emotional health and well-being.

Council For Disabled Children - The Council For Disabled Children is part of the National Children’s Bureau family and are the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector with a membership of over 300 voluntary and community organisations and an active network of practitioners that spans education, health and social care. 

Mediate Legal  - has extensive experience in resolving conflict in a wide range of areas, including SEN, and Family disputes and is the organisation that the Bury Council uses for mediation.

JSENSE - was established to meet needs of Parents/Carers and Families of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within the Greater Manchester Jewish Community. We understand that finding and securing the right services and support for your child’s needs can be an overwhelming, difficult, and emotional journey. JSENSE is here to help you to navigate your way through any challenges you may be experiencing.

FirstPoint - Family Support Services (formerly Bury Parents Forum) passionately empower families and professionals to make informed choices. Built on our innovative and personable approach we aim to make life changing differences and offer the following services: Referrals from the School Nursing Team, 1-1 Support for Social Care Families, Post Diagnostic Service ADHD and ASD.

(IPSEA) Independent Provider of Special Education Advice

CHANGE - Learning Disability Rights Charity - Easy Read

Contact: the charity for families with disabled children

Family Action, Building stronger families

Helpline | Disability charity Scope UK

Sense | For people with complex disabilities

Sibs - For brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults

SOS!SEN – The Independent Helpline for Special Education Needs – We offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others 

Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Healthwatch Bury

Bury People First – A self advocacy group of learning disabled people in Bury

Scope’s online community

Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People

SEND Local Offer Useful Contacts 2024

SEND Local Offer Useful Contacts 2024