A new website designed for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in the Dudley borough has been launched.
Dudley’s Local Offer has a wealth of information and advice on education, training, work, health, leisure, care needs, and transitioning to adulthood.
The website features Dudley, a cartoon dog, who guides users around the site.
Dudley’s Local Offer aims to help young people, and their parents or carers, make individual, informed, and positive choices.
The website was developed with young people from Pens Meadow School, Gig Mill ASD Base, KIDS Orchard Transition Group, and Dudley Youth Council. Parents and carers were also involved in the site’s development, as were organisations like Dudley Parent Carer Forum, We Love Carers, and Working Together for Change.
Cllr Anne Millward, Dudley Council’s cabinet member for children’s services said that “the new website is a fantastic resource for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, as well as parents and carers.
“It offers a whole host of information and support all in one place and will help these children and young people live fulfilling and independent lives. Parents and carers will also be supported with all of the information and resources that they need.
“It is a brilliant example of co-production with young people, parents and carers fully participating in the development of this key resource for Dudley borough.”
For more information about Dudley’s Local Offer, visit www.localoffer.dudley.gov.uk.