In this section of the Local Offer parents/carers and young people will find information about organisations and links to useful websites available locally, regionally and nationally that help support families and children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs in education, health, social care and more.
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It may or may not be possible for people with special educational needs to reach driving test standard and drive independently, and an assessment is recommended.
You would normally need to be aged 17 to hold a licence to drive a car (Category B) but if you receive the higher rate mobility component of DLA (Disability Living Allowance) or the enhanced rate mobility component of PIP (Personal Independence Payment) you may hold a licence from age 16. You can apply for your licence three months before your birthday.
This section offers detailed information about all kinds of shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels, theatres, services and more on the accessibility of mobility aids, access for people with physical or sensory concerns, and other disability access issues.
Radar NKS Scheme
The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country. Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme (NKS) locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, department stores, bus and train stations and many other locations in most parts of the country.
Supported by funding from the Department for Education, The Right Place Project team are working with employers and education providers across England with the aim of securing work placements for 500 young people with a learning disability by March 2019.
Colleges, schools or other education providers are supporting students with SEND on study programmes, and can provide you with access to agreed work placements with employers, and with support to manage them effectively through The Right Place project.
Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit membership organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. By providing pragmatic support, sharing expertise, giving advice, providing training and facilitating networking opportunities, they help organisations become fully accessible to disabled customers and employees. Ultimately, their aim is to transform the life chances – and experience – of disabled people as employees and consumers.You can view their Corporate brochure or visit their website
The Shaw Trust - is a national charity that provides routes to work for people who are disadvantaged in the workplace due to disability, ill-health or other social circumstances. Follow the link for more detailed information: https://www.shawtrust.org.uk/
Representatives from the police, probation service, children’s social care, health, and education identify the needs of young offenders by assessing and addressing the specific problems that make the young person offend. They deliver programmes of support with the intention of preventing further offending.
Who is it for?
Young people to prevent them from getting into trouble as well as those who offend. They also work with parents to offer advice on parenting.