Special educational needs and disability

All local authorities in the UK are required to publish information about education, health and social care services available in their area for children and young people (0-25 years old) who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This is called the ‘Local Offer’.

The Local Offer:

  • gives information about education, health and family support services
  • gives information about leisure activities and support groups
  • makes service provision more responsive to local needs and aspiration
  • will be developed and reviewed with service users and service providers

The Local Offer is for:

  • children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities (SEND) from 0-25 years
  • parents and carers
  • practitioners and professionals

Find out about Ealing’s Local Offer.


Email: SENAS@ealing.gov.uk 

Building My Future Programme

Ealing service for children with additional needs has been funded for two years (September 2017 to November 2019, and now extended to March 2021) by the Department for Education Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme to fund the Building My Future Programme (BMF).
BMF is a multi-professional responsive service, to support a target of 156 young people, who have learning difficulties (specific or general) and/or Autism/Asperger’s, parents/carers and schools/colleges where there may be difficulties accessing the curriculum or in attendance, due to complex additional needs. 

BMF offers early help and support to young people aged 5-25yrs, families and the schools and colleges they attend.

BMF’s multi-disciplinary team includes clinical and educational psychologists, social workers, occupational and speech and language therapists, youth workers and a dietician is available. Ealing Youth & Connexions and Youth Offending Services and wider community organisations also support the work of the BMF team.


If you want to learn more, please visit the BMF webpage or contact BMF Enquiries:
Telephone:  020 8825 8241 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Email:  BMFTeam@ealing.gov.uk