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, phone us on 0191 424 7682 or 0191 424 7808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're constantly working to make this website as accessible and usable as possible. Read more about accessibility on this website.
For information on how and why we collect and use your personal data, view our privacy notice.
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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 support for 0-25 year olds. Information about Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans.Education
View a list of services which offer support for specific health conditions.Health services
Housing, moving to Adult Social Care, social care assessments.Social care
Blue Badge parking, bus passes, school transport and more.Transport
Information about extra support to get out and use leisure facilities.Leisure
View our calendar of events and activities for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.Events calendar
All childcare settings in South Tyneside aim to be inclusive.Childcare
How to make a complaint if you are unhappy with a service.Complaints
We want to know about your experiences and how we can improve SEND services in South Tyneside.Get involved
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
The best start in life
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.The best start in life
Local Offer feedback
Have your say
You can provide us with your feedback on the South Tyneside Local Offer by contacting:
South Shields Town Hall and Civic Offices
Telephone: 0191 424 7410
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 a link to our 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
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 easy to find