Local Offer news and events

Find out what’s new and what’s going on, including information about any consultations, events or opportunities you can get involved with.

SEND support in Brent

To support people who join a team working with Children and Young People that may have Special Educational Needs in Brent.

Download the Send Support in Brent Booklet

Short Breaks Statement of Intent Consultation

Local Authorities have a duty to produce a short breaks statement so that families, carers and young people understand the services that are available, the eligibility criteria for these services, and how the breadth of services have been designed to meet the needs of the families in Brent.

The current Short Break’s Statement (Brent Council Leisure and Short Break Services – For children and young people with SEND aged 0 to 25 years old) was co-produced, and consulted upon in 2018.

During 2022, in co-production with parents, carers and young people the short breaks offer has been reviewed and is located in the link below. It has been important to reshape the short breaks eligibility criteria, making sure that Brent residents understand what is available to them, who is eligible, and how they can access it.

The Council is consulting with stakeholders, to gauge their views on the Short Breaks Statement of Intent. The consultation period is 1st October to 20 November 2022

All your questions and comments in the survey will be responded to on a FAQ sheet after the consultation period.

Down Syndrome Act

Earlier this year the government launched a call for evidence seeking views on what should be included in the Down Syndrome Act 2022 guidance to ensure better access to education, health, care, and housing services. The consultation includes specific questions aimed at children and adults with Down’s syndrome, their families, professionals, and people with other disabilities and conditions.

A reminder that the consultation closes on 8 November.

Integrated care systems explained

Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships that bring together NHS organisations, local authorities and others to take collective responsibility for planning services, improving health and reducing inequalities across geographical areas.

Find more information about integrated care systems.

Help us to develop the Local Offer

You said, we did

Find out what parents think of our Local Offer in our latest feedback report

Have your say

Let us know what you think about the Brent Local offer by completing our online form

We need your help

There are lots of ways you can get involved with the Local Offer, from taking part in consultations to volunteering at local events

Brent's Special Provision Capital Fund plan

Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

Brent has been given £2.89 million of funding from the government between 2018 and 2021 to create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with SEND, in consultation with parents and providers.

Find out more about this plan

Brent Local Offer SEND inspection report

Following Brent’s local area revisit of special educational and disabilities (SEND) provision in May 2019 by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), inspectors have said that local area leaders have made sufficient progress to improve each of the serious weaknesses identified at the initial inspection in May 2017.

Read more about the inspection and our plans