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.

25x25Challenge

The 25x25 Challenge is encouraging young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND) to experience 25 cultural experiences by the age of 25.

From going to a concert, visiting a gallery or taking part in a community event, share your memorable experiences with us at 25x25challenge@brent.gov.uk and we’ll post to our Instagram account.

Brent Parent Carer Forum CIC survey

A key role of Brent Parent Carer Forum  CIC (BPCF) is to work in partnership with commissioners and service providers to represent the views of parents and carers in order to influence services and get the best provision for children and young people aged 0-25 with SEND in Brent.

Following the national SEND reforms in 2014 BPCF, Brent Council and Brent NHS North West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  are keen to continue to understand the needs of families living in Brent and their experiences of using services.

We would like to know about your 'lived experiences' of accessing and using SEND services to ensure we are making a difference together.

Please complete our online survey by Friday 31st March 2023 and tell us about your experiences from last year (2022) to date. 

Your responses will be fed back to the Local Authority and Brent NHS North West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to enable them to make informed decisions that will make improvements and deliver more efficient and effective services to you as a parent, carer or family member looking after a child or young person with SEND. 

This survey builds on the valuable information and feedback parents and carers have already provided over the past 4 years.

If you would like help completing this survey, please email admin@brentpcf.org or call Carol Foyle 07852101492

A report to feedback the findings of this survey will be published once completed.

Short Breaks Statement of Intent

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.

In co-production with parents, carers and young people during 2022, and a public consultation process, Brent Council has published a short breaks statement which describes the types of short breaks available to young people with SEND.

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

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

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.

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