CHILDREN and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the Dudley borough will be able to find out more about services available to them thanks to a website upgrade.

Dudley’s Local Offer website has been re-developed by Dudley Council and its partners to make it easier for parents and carers to access information and support services in the borough.

The new and improved site - - provides a one-stop resource of information on services available to children and young up to the age of 25, who have SEND.

Largely designed for the use of parents, carers and families, it offers information on education, health and social care, training and employment, leisure and support in preparing for adulthood.

It also provides help for families supporting children and young people with the most complex of needs and those with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Councillor Ruth Buttery, Dudley Council's cabinet member for children and young people said: "Dudley’s newly developed Local Offer allows parents, carers and young people with SEND to access information and support more easily in the borough.

"We are committed to ensuring that children and young people with SEND in Dudley borough have access to the best possible range of services, support, and opportunities to enable them to realise their fullest potential."

Dudley’s Local Offer is part of the recently developed online Dudley Community Information Directory, which offers information on groups, support, activities, health and care services and more.