South Tyneside Local Offer


What is the Local Offer?

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

It gives information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and more control over what support is right for your child.

The Local Offer provides information on a number of things, including:

  • special educational provision
  • health provision
  • social care provision
  • other educational provision
  • training provision
  • travel arrangements for children and young people to schools, colleges and early years education
  • preparing for adulthood, including housing, employment and leisure opportunities

The Local Offer has been produced jointly by South Tyneside Council, Social Care and Health Services in partnership with parents and carers. It aims to help us to make sure that we are providing the sort of services that families have told us they need.

View the Local Offer
 


Accessibility

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

If you need any of the Local Offer information in a different format, please contact: 

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


Local Offer feedback

Have your say

You can provide us with your feedback 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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