As we inch ever closer to the passing of the Children and Families Bill, it is starting to become clear what the implementation of some of the key legislative changes is going to look like. Whilst we are still at the early stages of the construction of the systems that will be needed to fulfil the ambition of the Bill, what I am seeing currently is profoundly disappointing.
The concept of a Local Offer is one of the key changes within the Bill. Described by the Council for Disabled Children as:
….to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them. The offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care and should be developed in conjunction with children and young people, parents and carers, and local services, including schools, colleges, health and…
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