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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

SEND Local Offer

www.readingsendlocaloffer.org 

COVID-19 Status - our phone line remains open, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, email localoffer@reading.gov.uk

What is the Local Offer?

From September 2014 every Local Authority was required to publish information about services in their area for children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND); and also services outside of the area which children from their area may use. This is known as the “SEND Local Offer”.

The Local Offer will put all the information about education, health and care services, voluntary agencies, leisure activities and support groups in one place.

Who delivers this service?

The Family Information Service provides information on the SEND Local Offer on behalf of Brighter Futures for Children, which is contracted to deliver the SEND/Local Offer service. Brighter Futures For Children - Website

We are a free impartial service 9am-5pm Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays).

The service is delivered by qualified staff.

The Disability Information Service can provide information on the following:

  • Short Breaks / Respite
  • Holiday Clubs
  • What’s on, Leisure Activities and Clubs
  • Events
  • Family Support and local and national
  • The SEND Local Offer Newsletter published three times a year.
  • Information emails keeping parents/carers/practitioners informed on new groups, courses, events and more…
  • Information on Financial help for families’
  • Ofsted registered childcare including childminders who offer provision for children with special needs
  • Information on SENDLocal Offer, Education & Health Care plans / Personal Budgets
  • Disabled Children & Young People's Register
  • The Max Card
  • Research – If we don’t have the information we will research it for you!

  A free information service for families living and working in Reading.

Please see the link to the latest DfE video for young people about the Local Offer.

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 937 3777 (opt2)
E-mail
localoffer@reading.gov.uk
Website
Reading SEND Local Offer
You Tube - DfE Video for young people about the Local Offer
Brighter Futures For Children

Where to go

Name
Brighter Futures for Children, Reading Borough Council
Address
Civic Offices
Bridge Street
Reading
Postcode
RG1 2LU

Time / Date Details

When is it on
9am-5pm Monday - Friday (except bank holidays)
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
No
Details
Free

Availability

Age Ranges
0-25

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.