All local authorities have published a local offer which provides information and advice on the services and provision available in their area for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability (SEND).
See some of our key services from the below links:
- Suitable childcare
- Accessible Activities
- Rochdale Short Breaks
- Rochdale Parent Carers Voice
- Rochdale Additional Needs Service (RANS)
- Rochdale SENDiass
- Barnardos - Rochdale Services
- Education, Health and Care (EHC) Assessment and Review Team
- All schools – mainstream and special
- Elective Home Education Team
- Personal budgets for children and young people
In the education local offer a summary of the core provision expected of all schools and academies. Will be published in the schools own SEN Policy and SEN Information Report.
It will cover all aspects of school life – classroom, school day, after school activities and learning off site.
Rochdale Boroughwide SEND Offer for Schools (159KB pdf)
SEND Action Plan
The development of Rochdale's Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Written Statement Of Action has been led by Rochdale Borough Council and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group. It sets out the actions that will be taken to address the areas of weakness identified by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.
Responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of this statement of action sits with the Children with Disabilities Partnership, reporting to the Children and Young People's Partnership and Health and Well-being Board.
Rochdale's LA Graduated Response
The SEN and Disability Code of Practice sets out expectations of a graduated response to SEN in line with the Children and Families Act 2014.
SEND Provision Capital Funding
Stakeholder Consultations Form (19KB pdf)
Early Help & Schools Service - Accessibility Strategy 2016-19
Rochdale Borough Council has a duty to plan strategically so that the accessibility of its schools and other provision increases over time. Schools share this duty as ‘responsible bodies’ and have a duty to prepare an accessibility plan which will explain how they will increase accessibility.
Early Help & Schools Service - Accessibility Strategy 2016-19 (external link)
Rochdale Borough SEND Strategy
This is an 18 month strategy to align with the implementation of the Family Services Model. The strategy drives our ambition for improving outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in our borough.
Children and young people's mental wellbeing - A toolkit for schools and colleges
The toolkit aims to raise awareness amongst school and college staff of the range of validated tools that are available to help measure subjective mental wellbeing amongst the student population.
Toolkit for schools and colleges (2MB pdf)
Funding streams available for early years settings and mainstream schools
SEND support and funding availability for childcare providers, early years education settings and mainstream schools.
We have consulted with young people, from the Borough of Rochdale, with Autism; gained the views of parents and carers who have children with Social, Communication Needs and or Autism from across Greater Manchester; and we have worked with the Innovation Unit and Young People in Co Designing our Quality Assurance Indicators. Young people with Autism have agreed that this strategy focuses on what is important to them.
**This document is currently under review**
Access further information on these services from the below links:
- Sign up to get emails from GOV.UK
- Special Needs Today
- Positive Steps
- Secretary of State - Approved List of Institutions on GOV.UK
- Schools - complaints procedure (external link)
- EHC Plan Appeal Process (SEN and Disability Tribunals) on GOV.UK
- Information, Advice and Support Services Network - IASS (external link)
- Council for disabled children (external link)
- NW SEND Regional Network News
- Disabled Student Allowances