Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We work with Northumberland County Council across education and social care services to support the health element of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families living in Northumberland.

The following link takes you to Northumberland’s SEND Local Offer and has details about Northumberland’s SEND Strategies and information on health services for children, young people and their families with SEND http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/SEND-Local-offer.aspx


Notice of Local Area Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities inspection 

We have been notified that our Local Area SEND inspection will run from 1 – 5 October 2018. This inspection will help to evaluate how effectively the local area:

  • identifies the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • meets the needs of these children and young people so that their outcomes and chances of participating fully in society improve.

The inspection will involve visits to early years, school and post-16 settings together with multi agency focus group discussions around specific themes. Inspectors will talk to a wide range of parents and carers as well as children and young people.

We are very keen that as many families and young people have the opportunity to get involved and have their views heard. Please read the letter below for details of the inspection and how you can contribute.

Letter to parents and carers

More information about Northumberland services supporting children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 and their families, the local area inspection and how to get involved is on the Northumberland local offer website.