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Southend-on-Sea Local Offer
Welcome to the Southend Local Offer, which provides information, advice and guidance on support and services for children and young people with SEND and their families
What do you think about our Local Offer website? How can we improve it?
Tell us your views by completing our online survey here.
We have a Southend SEND e-newsletter.
The EHC Hub is a secure online portal which allows families to have greater oversight about the annual review process for their child and provides transparency for all the relevant people supporting the child.
Following a successful pilot in 2020, all schools are now using the EHC Hub.
Watch our video explaining more about the EHC Hub.
Click here for more information about the EHC Hub.
Have you seen the amazing Little Heroes ASD Hub?
You can go on a virtual walk around the Hub here
News and What's On
Government SEND review - have your say
The government is seeking views on the changes they want to make to the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision (AP) system in England. The consultation closes on 22 July 2022. Find out more and complete the survey.
Looking for things to do? Look no further!
The local area has lots of great things to do, from museums to art galleries, parks and gardens...and of course there are seven miles of coastline to enjoy too! Take a look at the Visit Southend website and their 'what's on' calendar for inspiration!
KIDS SEND Mediation Service
Southend Council has a contract with a new mediation and dispute resolution provider; KIDS SEND Mediation Service. The service helps parents and young people resolve disputes about Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and plans, as well as other SEND related issues. Mediation remains…
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