Special educational needs and disabilities

Local services offer for children and young people (aged 0-25) with special education needs and/or disability (SEND)

What is the local offer?

The SEND local offer provides information for parents, carers and children in a single web based place. CCGs have a statutory responsibility to work with local authorities on the local offer for families in their area.

This local offer lists services provided by local agencies (both statutory and voluntary), including education, health and social care. It aims to improve choice, flexibility and transparency for families – by setting out clear, comprehensive, accessible and up to date information about statutory entitlements, what’s available and how you to access the provision.

What services are commissioned for children and young people with SEND?

There are a wide range of universal services commissioned for the whole of the population. More specialist health services specifically for children and young people with additional and complex needs include:

  • Continuing and complex care assessments and packages
  • Equipment including wheelchairs and mobility aids
  • Child and adolescent mental health services
  • Therapy services – speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy
  • Audiology services

The CCG meets all of its statutory requirements in line with The Children and Families Act 2014 and the NHS England CCG Assurance Framework 2015/16.

The CCG believes that patients and the public have an important voice that should be heard and we try hard to include patients and the public in our decision making whenever possible. We work closely with our local parent forum group. If you have any general comments or queriess, please email us.

Should you have any comments or queries regarding SEND, our Designated Clinical Officer in this area is Joanne Mcmaster / 0161 253 7635.

Local Area inspection of the effectiveness of SEND in Bury

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission carried out a joint inspection of SEND services in Bury in May 2019. Access the report and the statement of action via this page.