The Council work closely with schools, academies and partners to co-ordinate, commission and provide a wide range of specialist services to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) and their families.
The Council do this by having due regard to the SEN Code of Practice, which can be found below (first published Jan 2002). The SEN Code of Practice is currently being revised in parallel with new provisions in the Children and Families Bill (2013) and a draft can be found here: Draft SEN Code of Practice.
The work of the Gateshead TranSEND pathfinder programme, including Education, Health and Care Plans and Eligibility Information
Home to School and College Transport
How to apply for Home to School (under 16 years old) and Home to College Transport (16 years and over)
The Local Offer
Detailed information about the services available for children and young people with SEND and their families in Gateshead
Parent Partnership Service
Independent, impartial info and support to parents and carers with children with SEN
Assessments for children and young people with SEND