The Oldham Local Offer
The Oldham Local Offer provides information on what is available in Oldham for children and young people and their families with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND).
The Local Offer has been produced by children, young people, parents, carers, and practitioners working together. Families have been engaged throughout the development of the Local Offer and feedback forms are a fundamental part of its ongoing development
The Oldham Local Offer can be accessed here.
POINT aspire to an inclusive community and society without compromise, where all children and young people with additional needs and/or disabilities are treated equally and fairly.
POINT's mission is to ensure that our work with families:
- Delivers person centered support which enable improved outcomes and opportunities for children and young people and their families.
- Promotes an inclusive society through the development of co-production and partnership working.
- Empowers parents, children and young people by developing their confidence, resilience and knowledge.
- Deliver a culture of peer support to reduce social isolation.
POINT's website can be accessed here.
SENDIASS is short for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information, Advice Support Service (IASS) and exists to help parents and carers of children who have, or may have, special educational needs and/or disabilities; and children and young people themselves, in matters relating to their Education, Health or Social Care provision.
Our support services are tailored to your individual needs and are both personal and confidential. We can offer you:
- Independent information about Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND).
- Advice about working with those involved with you, your child or young person.
- Information about local support networks.
- Support to arrange Mediation and Disagreement Resolution.
- Support with SEND Tribunal claims.
- Opportunities to improve and shape services through our SEND IAS Steering Group.
Support is available by phone, email, website and face to face meetings and our role is to enable children, young people and their families to support themselves.
You will find access to a range of information below which will help you to understand local policy and the SEN legal framework enabling you to support your child or young person more effectively.
You can access the website here.