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SEND Local Offer

Welcome to Liverpool’s SEND Local Offer

Here you will find lots of information about Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).  The Local Offer helps you understand what services and support you can expect from a range of local partners, such as SENDIASS, Liverpool Parent and Carer Forum (LivPac) and ADDvanced Solutions.

Who is this for?

This site is for Liverpool’s children and young people, and their parents and carers.  All professionals will also find the information useful when supporting our families

Hot Off the Presses

Your brand new second edition of the parent and carers SEND newsletter is ready to read.  Please click the link below:

Liverpool Local Area SEND Newsletter Nov 2021 - Printable PDF

Liverpool Local Area SEND Newsletter Nov 2021 - Accessible Word Document

Liverpool Council is considering a review of special school provision, to address the shortfall in special school places and to manage the increased demand for children and young people who have special educational needs. For more information, see our Participation  page.


orange banner graphic of city skyline with text Liverpool SEND Local Offer website is changing 

Following YOUR feedback, we have started a development plan to rebuild this website.  This will include…

  • More participation.  We need to hear from YOU!  Please use the ‘Have your say’ tab or the feedback form to tell us what you think.  We need to know what works and what we need to improve.
  • Everything we build now follows the Liverpool Co-Production Charter.  This means that children, young people, parents and carers are involved in planning, decision making and reviewing if it works. Participation officers will be making groups that drive and shape our offer, please look out for opportunities to get involved!
  • New ways of finding information.  There are hundreds of pages of information here and we need to help you to find information easily and quickly.
  • Liverpool’s SEND Local Offer LIVE.  Every year, we will host a live event of services, information and everything SEND. The last event was a huge success and we intend to build on this.

Liverpool’s Joint Local Area Inspection - Outcome Letter

Ofsted and CQC jointly inspect local areas to see how well they fulfil their responsibilities for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The inspection of Liverpool provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities took place between 14th and 18th January 2019. At the end of the inspection, the inspection team evaluated all of the evidence gathered and produced Liverpool's Joint Outcome Letter.   The letter explains the main findings and makes recommendations for improvement.  

In response to the areas of concern identified, Liverpool has produced a Written Statement of Action (WSOA) that explains how Liverpool will tackle the areas of significant weakness identified. Liverpool has used the independent findings from Ofsted and the CQC as a driver for change and is committed to delivering the improvements required.

Liverpool's Written Statement of Action was deemed fit for purpose by Ofsted on 23 August 2019.  The SEND Partnership is now working to implement and deliver the statement. Click here for Joint local area inspection guidance

SEND Joint Strategic Needs Analysis

Liverpool is committed to meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) living in the city. This Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a review of the current and future education, health and social care needs of children and young people between the ages of 0 to 25 with SEND which is reviewed every 3 years. JSNA Powerpoint - Covid updates

 The JSNA incorporates local and national data, evidence and information from local partners. The JSNA has been co-produced with involvement of service users, parents/carers, children/young people and their representative organisations. The JSNA will help to better understand and identify the needs of our SEND community, and how we all work together to improve outcomes.

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