This page is where we will include consultations regarding the Pathfinder and will include your review and feedback.
Gateshead Council has recently agreed to work with the SEN Consortium to develop an online national brokerage service, called SENDirect, which will support parents of children with SEND.
The SEND Consortium comprises Ambitious about Autism, Contact a Family, Dyslexia Action, I CAN, Kids, Mencap, the National Autistic Society and Scope, all of which support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.
SENDirect will support parents, carers and young people to manage their own personal budgets by allowing them to view and compare the services available to them in their area, while enabling the development of the market that provides these services by highlighting the gaps in provision.
As part of this work, we would like to consult with families who are in receipt of commissioned services (services that Gateshead Council organise for you, for example, community outreach, home care and support, specialist holiday clubs) and/or direct payments (actual funds given to families to buy their own services such as a Personal Assistant) to ask about the problems they have encountered and to provide suggestions for service gaps/improvements. This will be fed back to SENDirect.
If you are in receipt of commissioned services and/or direct payments and would like to help in making the SENDirect website work for children, young people and their families, please complete the questionnaire by 31st March 2014, using the following link:-
Delivering the best Outcomes for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Gateshead - 09/2012
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