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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Welcome to South Tyneside's Local Offer

The Local Offer provides information for children and young people (from birth to 25 years) with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.

If you need any of the Local Offer information in a different format, please call 0191 424 6345 or email Gillian.Harte@southtyneside.gov.uk.

We're constantly working to make www.southtyneside.gov.uk as accessible and usable as possible. Read more about accessibility on this website.

About Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Special Educational Needs (SEN) describes the needs of children who have a difficulty or disability, which makes learning harder for them than other children of the same age.

Not all disabled children have SEN.

Find out more about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

 

Education

Education support for 0-25 year olds. Information about Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans.

Education

Health services

View a list of services which offer support for specific health conditions.

Health services

Social care

Housing, moving to Adult Social Care, social care assessments.

Social care

Transport

Blue Badge parking, bus passes, school transport and more.

Transport

Leisure

Information about extra support to get out and use leisure facilities.

Leisure

Events calendar

View our calendar of events and activities for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Events calendar

Carers and families

There is support available for carers and families.

Carers and families

Money and benefits

Financial support and information.

Money and benefits

Childcare

All childcare settings in South Tyneside aim to be inclusive.

Childcare

Complaints

How to make a complaint if you are unhappy with a service.

Complaints

Search services

Search for local, regional and national services for children and young people (0-25 years) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Or, View all services

Search services

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We're working to give the children of South Tyneside the best start in life.

Find out about our wide range of services for children and families. We want to build safer and stronger families, provide increased opportunities for enterprise learning and skills within healthier communities.

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Local Offer feedback

Have your say

You can provide us with your feedback on the South Tyneside Local Offer by contacting:

Gillian Harte
Special Educational Needs and Disability - Information, Advice and Support service
(SENDIASS)
Primrose Childrens Centre
Primrose Village
Lambton Tce
Jarrow
NE32 5QY

Email: Gillian.Harte@southtyneside.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 424 6345

You said, we did

Below are some of the suggestions we have received and what we have done in response.

You said: make the Local Offer pages look different to the rest of the Council website

We did: we have added a banner to every Local Offer page

You said: we didn't have enough images

We did: we have included images on our homepage

You said: you wanted more sections to make information easier to find

We did: we have worked on the main sections to make information easier to find

You said: the money and benefits information was hard to find

We did: we have made the money and benefits information more upfront

You said: there were broken links on the specialist colleges page

We did: we have fixed the broken links on the specialist colleges page

You said: there were broken links on the schools pages

We did: we have fixed the broken links on the schools page

You said: you struggled to find any information on transport

We did: we have made the transport information more upfront

You said: we didn't have an accessibility section with a link to main website accessibility page

We did: we have added some accessibility information

You said: we had information about children with disabilities elsewhere on the website that wasn't incorporated in the Local Offer

We did: we made sure that relevant information on the website is incorporated within the Local Offer

Positive feedback

We have also received positive feedback on the work carried out so far for the South Tyneside Local Offer:

  • The pages are easy to navigate
  • The website is clear and easy to us
  • The layout is very easy to use
  • There is no unwanted information
  • Overall it is a pleasant experience
  • The information is really is to find

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