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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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Welcome to Reading’s SEND Local Offer

Winners of the National Association of Family Information Service (NAFIS) Coram Family & Childcare award for 'Best SEND Local Offer' 2021

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

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.

Reviewed - October 2021

SEND Local Area Joint Inspection

Further information can be found on the Brighter Futures for Children website - https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/about/local-area-inspection-of-the-effectiveness-of-send-in-reading/

https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/services/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/

Quality of care for children & young people with SEND in Reading improving - https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/send_services_improving/ 

Joint local area SEND inspection in Reading - view the report here

Coronavirus - Latest information for families

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with link to Easy Read information tab)

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.

The SEND Local Offer Explained

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.

How to contact the SEND Local Offer

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

Email - localoffer@reading.gov.uk 

What we are doing to improve SEND services in Reading

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