What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer gives children and young people (0-25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families information to help them find the right help and support in their area.

Rochdale's local offer

The Local Offer brings together information about education, health and care services, voluntary agencies, leisure activities and support groups in one place. It also allows children and young people with SEND, their families and service providers to get involved in reviewing and developing services and support in order to make the offer more responsive to local needs and aspirations.


Raising Rochdale is making our borough a great place for all to grow up, get on and live well. 

Rochdale Parent Carers Voice are a group of volunteer parents and carers whose aim is to represent the interests of families and young people with additional needs and disabilities from birth to 25 years.

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and Assessment a parent/carer or education setting are able to request an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment for a child/young person with special educational needs, when it is clear that the provision required is above the level generally provided for others of a similar age in mainstream schools or Post 16 settings.

Join our SEND register local authorities have a duty to have a record or register of disabled children in their area under the Children Act 1989. Our disabled children and young person’s register is Rochdale’s way of doing this.

Rochdale Sendiass provides free confidential and impartial information, advice and support to disabled children and young people aged 0 to 25 and those who have or may have special educational needs and their parents.

Council for Disabled Children are the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector with a membership of over 200 voluntary and community organisations and an active network of practitioners that spans education, health and social care. 

All SEND support services is a category list of all SEND services in the Local Offer directory.

Have your say

Have your say - You can use this form to provide feedback about a service or activity advertised on the directory, report incorrect or missing information or tell us what you think about our website.

You said - we did - Is all about what the Local Authority has done based on families feedback, views and opinions.


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The local offer is not a guarantee that a particular service will be available, but should be a useful guide to what you can expect to find in your area, and how you can access that service.

Local advice

  1. 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).

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Page last reviewed: 05/12/2023