Local Offer

Local Offer

Newcastle City Council is developing a single place – the Local Offer - where people with SEND, their families and those who work with them can access information about SEND services.

The new legislation asks local authorities to bring together information about education, health, care, training, employment, independent living and other important resources together for the first time. 

Over the coming year, they will be publishing this information on their website, through the Family Services Directory.

You can visit their website by clicking here. The website has a comprehensive list of all services and opportunities for young people with SEND and their families.


Useful Information

What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer has two key purposes: To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it, and To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and…

Education Health and Care Plans

An EHC Plan will replace current Statements of SEN and Learning Difficulty Assessments. The plan will be a legal document describing a young person’s needs, the provision to meet those needs and the suitable educational placement. Government have said that the Plan must be person centred, focusing…

Planning for adulthood

We are in the process of gathering lots of advice and information about preparing for adulthood for young people with special educational needs and disbailities. You should see this information grow over the next year. You can see some useful information in the articles below.…

What are SEND reforms

Special Educational Needs(disability) SEN(D) is changing from 1st September 2014.This is because The Children And Families Act became Law on 13th March 2014. Newcastle like every other Local Authority has already begun to prepare for these SEND reforms. This is a work in progress with…

What is SEND?

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (often called ‘SEN’ or ‘SEND’) is a legal term for many people who will need extra support during their education. It is set out on pages 15 and 16 of the government’s new 2014 ‘Special educational needs and disability code