Friends of the Local Offer


Would you like to help make things better for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Blackburn with Darwen?

... YES!

Then join the Friends of the Local Offer.

The Friends of the Local Offer is a small, friendly group of parents/carers of children and young people with SEND. 

The group meets once a month, on a Monday or Friday morning from 10:00 to 12 noon, to find ways to help families to help themselves, by recommending improvements to information, guidance and the services available to families locally. 

Meetings are fun and informative, and always include coffee, tea and cake, but most importantly they are making a real difference.

Below are just some of the things the group has achieved so far:

  • Made lots of improvements to Blackburn with Darwen’s Local Offer website  
  • Changed information and guidance to make it much more family friendly
  • Provided advice to professionals on sharing information
  • Helped to develop and review important strategies for the borough

To find our more and to get involved, click on the link in the Downloads box or email us at


Page last reviewed: 31/10/2018

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