What is the Local Offer?

Local Offer publishes information about services available for children and young people (aged 0 to 25) with special educational needs and disabilities in Northamptonshire.

We, and all other local authorities, are required to publish this information by the legislation contained in:

Easy read guide to the Local Offer

You can download this easy read guide which explains what the Local Offer is and how you can use it:

Film about the Local Offer

You can watch this film to find out more about the Local Offer:



The Local Offer:

  • provides information for families with children who have a special educational need or disability
  • improves choice and transparency for these families
  • helps professionals to understand the range of services and provision available locally
  • improves joint commissioning arrangements for services by setting out in a single place what is available locally

The Local Offer works closely with the Northamptonshire Parent Forum Group and IASS to provide the information that families want. The Shooting Stars focus group support the Local Offer with advice and guidance and proof read our easy read guides.

If you would like to be involved then please contact us by emailing LocalOffer@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

  • special educational provision
  • health provision
  • social care provision
  • other educational provision
  • training provision
  • arrangements for children and young people to travel to schools, colleges and early years education
  • leisure and sports opportunities
  • preparing for adulthood information

Useful resources on the Local Offer in one list:

If you need help using this site see our Help page. We also have a guide to getting the most out of using our search and advice on how to use the Browsealoud widget.

The Local Offer produces a newsletter each term that is available for people who don't use the internet. It is called SNIX and can be sent out on request. Sign up by completing the Special Needs Index Data Collection form.