What is the Local Offer?

Welcome

Welcome to North Tyneside Local Offer for children and young people 0-25 with Special  Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). 

North Tyneside Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support and services are available in the local area.

It will help parents, carers and young people to see clearly the range of services, support and information that are available to them in their local area and understand how to access them.

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What we do

By law, we have to publish information about local services for children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). We also publish information about services outside our area which children and young people may use. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’.

The Local Offer will put all the information about education, health and care services, voluntary agencies, leisure activities and support groups in one place.

It has two main purposes:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs

The Government says that the Local Offer must be developed and reviewed in partnership with children and young people, parents / carers and local services, including early years settings, schools, colleges, health and social care agencies.

To find out more about the Local Offer or if you would like to get involved in shaping the Local Offer please get in touch with local.offer@northtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 6438215.