Rochdale’s local offer information and policy documents
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).
What services does Rochdale local offer include?
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
What will be included in the education local offer?
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 strategies for early years and school settings
Rochdale Borough SEND Strategy
Rochdale will be a great place to grow up, get on in life and live well. Rochdale will meet the needs of all children and young people with special educational needs and disability, from birth to the age of 25 years. Children, young people and their families will choose their own outcomes and be supported to improve them, together with professionals when needed.
Raising Rochdale 2022-2027 (1329KB pdf)
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.
Rochdale Short Breaks
A short break gives a child or young person with a disability the opportunity to spend time away from their family, taking part in leisure activities or simply relaxing.
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 ** currently under review**
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.
All Ages Prevention Strategy
This strategy is to create a culture of prevention in which families and individual’s thrive with the aim to empower and enable all residents to be healthier and more resilient to keep their life on track and maximise life chances.
GM Thrive Model
The Greater Manchester i-THRIVE team work with each of Greater Manchester’s 10 Local Transformation Partnerships (LTPs) and the GM Future in Mind Implementation Group to enable the delivery of the Greater Manchester Children and Young People’s Mental Health Transformation Programme.
GMCA Children's Plan
Greater Manchester’s bold ambitions to ensure the city-region is the best place in the country to grow up, get on and grow old have been boosted by the publication of a comprehensive Children and Young People’s Plan.
Safe sleep has saved many babies lives. It is backed by research that has shown how to reduce the chance of babies dying suddenly.
LCO Strategic Plan
The Northern Care Alliance are the provider lead for the Local Care Organisation (LCO). The LCO partnership focuses on health, care and wellbeing services and how care and support is delivered locally. It is made up of health, care, children, adults and a range of wider partners.
SEND is a key priority for the 2023/24 LCO Business Plan. All partners are committed to working together so that services are provided in a safe, effective and coordinated way. This will meet the diverse needs of Rochdale’s residents and enable healthy, happy communities and individuals.
SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan
Our Plan will be overseen by our respective departments through a new National SEND and Alternative Provision Implementation Board jointly chaired by the Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health and Women’s Health Strategy.
0-25 Autism strategy including social communication needs
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**
SEND code of practice
Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014.
This statutory code contains:
- details of legal requirements that you must follow without exception
- statutory guidance that you must follow by law unless there’s a good reason not to