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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer

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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Information Service

Welcome to Reading’s SEND Local Offer

The SEND Local Offer exists to help you find information about local services, support, activities and events for children and young people aged 0 - 25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Reading’s SEND Local Offer is set out for you in the boxes below on this page. Here you’ll find local information on everything from support for carers, activities, short breaks, education, transport and much more.

The Family Information Service provides this information on behalf of Brighter Futures For Children which delivers children’s services in Reading.

We also have a page which explains what a SEND Local Offer is. The page includes a video and frequently asked questions. It’s useful because it sets out what you can expect locally and what legislation exists to support the availability of certain services locally. You can access it here.

For people who do not have access to the internet we offer a 9am-5pm telephone service. Call 0118 9373777 (option 2).

You can read more about what we are doing to improve SEND services in Reading in the links below:

Reading Local Area Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy 2017 – 2022 Refreshed October 2019

Reading Local Area refreshed Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy – Summary October 2019

The Reading Road to Success 

COVID-19 statement:

Brighter Futures for Children is committed to working with key partners including schools, childcare settings and the voluntary sector to ensure the needs of children and young people with SEND are met and that they and their families are supported throughout this difficult time.

Updated information on all policies, pathways and associated documents during the pandemic can be seen here.

Reviewed September 2020 

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