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Friends of the Local Offer (FoLO)

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 our volunteers group, Friends of the Local Offer.

We are a small, friendly group of parents/carers of children and young people with SEND. 

Meetings are fun and informative, and always include coffee, tea and cake or biscuits, but ...  most importantly ... we are making a real difference!

You can read our information leaflet by clicking on FoLO in the Downloads box.

Where to go

We meet in various public places around Blackburn with Darwen.

Please email us to find out where our next meeting will be held.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
The group meets once a month, on a Monday or Friday morning from 10:00 to 12 noon
Time of day
Session Information
Please call Sarah on (01254) 666511 to find out about our next meeting
Or email us at
This service is part of the Local Offer

Local Offer


Our aim is to find ways to help families to help themselves, by recommending improvements to information, guidance and the services available to families locally - in short to help you to make the most of the local offer.

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 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
5-11 years
Parents & carers
11-16 years
19-25 years
0-5 years
16-19 years
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
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