15 December 2014

Northamptonshire County Council has launched a new website to improve information about services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The website, known as the Local Offer, contains a directory of services and additional guidance along with social media accounts to keep up to date with events and activities.

Comprehensive and informative

Councillor Matthew Golby, cabinet member for learning, skills and education, said: “This is the second phase of development of the new county council website, building on the Children and Families Service Finder which was launched in June this year.

"The new website is built to work on any platform - desktop, tablet or mobile – as over one-third of customers use mobile or tablet technology to visit our website and that number is growing all the time. We will be releasing more sites in the coming months to exploit this new technology.

"Our dedicated Local Offer team have worked tirelessly with colleagues in the web and digital team to make our Local Offer comprehensive, engaging and informative.

“Parents, children and professionals have also helped to develop the website and we will carry on working with them to ensure the site continues to improve.”

Every local authority is required by law to publish this information, for children and young people up to the age of 25, following the Children and Families Bill which came into force in September this year.

Find out more

Visit the Local Offer website at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/localoffer and find the Local Offer on social media at www.facebook.com/lonorthants and www.twitter.com/lonorthants.