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Support for children and young people with SEND

The Gateshead Local Offer brings together information for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

 This includes information about services and support, and advice and guidance on education, health, social care and transport.

Contact us at senteam@gateshead.gov.uk 

Phone 0191 433 3626

You can also keep up to date by following the Gateshead Local Offer Facebook page

  In association with Healthy Growing Gateshead

Gateshead SEND Local Offer Website Consultation

Gateshead Council have launched an official consultation to hear your views about the SEND Local Offer website. We want to hear from anybody who uses the site – children and young people with SEND, their families, and professionals who work in the sector. The consultation will be open until April 29th 2024.

Click here to take part:

consultation.gateshead.gov.uk/Project/1531

We Asked…

What do you think of Gateshead’s Local Offer? 

You Said…

The site is much more user friendly. The search button works really well.

The site needs to have drop down menus to support navigation.

We Did…

We are currently adding additional ways to make the site accessible in consultation with young people and families.

Keep your eyes open for the forthcoming Young People’s Hub section.

What you need to know about the Local Offer

The Department for Education has created a Local Offer Guide and video which explains what is meant by “Local Offer” and what you can expect from your local authority.

SEND Strategic Priority Action Plan

In response to the published Local Area SEND Inspection Report Gateshead have produced a Priority SEND Action Plan which details how as a local area we will respond to the identified areas for improvement. If you have any questions in relation to this action plan please contact:  SENTeam@Gateshead.Gov.UK

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Young People’s Hub

Young People’s Hub

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Education

Education

This section contains information about the educational support available for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs or disabilities.

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Health

Health

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Social Care

Social Care

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Early Support

Early Support

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SENCO

SENCO

Here you will find information, referral forms, proformas and CPD to support you in the role of SENDCo.

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Autism

Autism

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Transport

Transport

This section outlines the transport support available for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities. Getting Out and...

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Leisure

Leisure

In Gateshead and across the North East there are a range of play and leisure activities you can take part in. To help make days out more financially...

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Concerns or Complaints

Concerns or Complaints

We hope that you find the services you or your child receives are of excellent quality and well suited to your needs. Occasionally, something may...

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SEND Leisure Activities

SEND Leisure Activities

In Gateshead and across the North East there are a range of play and leisure activities you can take part in. Click these links for some ideas:...

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Your Views

Your Views

We welcome your views about our Local Offer. If you think information is missing or needs to be added or updated you can tell us...

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Events

Events

This page includes events and activities for children, Young People, families and professionals. 

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