Children's additional needs & disability

Follow the links to find information, guidance and resources for professionals and families about support we offer for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Services

Follow the links to find information, guidance and resources for professionals and families about support we offer for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Children & families bill

Children & families bill

The government is transforming the system for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), including the disabled, so services consistently support their best outcomes.

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Northumberland SEND Local offer

Northumberland SEND Local offer

Our Local Offer gives you information on the help and support available locally for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), and their families. It covers health, education, social care, leisure, preparing for adulthood and more.

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SEND information, advice & support service

SEND information, advice & support service

Here you will find information, advice and support for families with children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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SEND support services

SEND support services

The LIST teams have been realigned into new SEND Support Services and an Inclusion Service (information relating to the Inclusion Service is contained within the Virtual School

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Northumberland pupil referral unit (PRU)

Northumberland pupil referral unit (PRU)

Northumberland pupil referral unit (PRU) helps children whose behaviour at school causes problems for themselves and the school community.

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Traveller education

Traveller education

Details on Traveller education provision.

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Sensory Support Service

Sensory Support Service

This page has information about the services provided by sensory support.

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Portage service

Portage service

This page provides information about Northumberland portage service.

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Disabled children statutory social work team

Disabled children statutory social work team

Welcome to the disabled children team page. Find out what we do, contact details, useful links and information on social work services for all disabled children, including those who are deaf or have dual sensory loss needs.

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Family support team

Family support team

Find out about our family support team and the services available to children, young people and their families. You can also learn how to become a support carer.

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Behaviour Support Service

Behaviour Support Service

The Behaviour Support Team provide support and advice to schools and young people who are displaying challenging behaviour as a result of an underlying social, emotional or mental health need.

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Autism Service

Autism Service

The ASD Support Team offer school based support to children and young people who have social communication difficulties or a diagnosis of ASD.

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Psychological Services

Psychological Services

Applying psychology with educational communities to enhance wellbeing and improve outcomes for all.

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Speech, Language & Communication Service

Speech, Language & Communication Service

The Speech, Language and Communication Team of Northumberland County Council offer bespoke support for children and young people whose spoken language difficulties are affecting their attainment and progress in school.

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Literacy Support Service

Literacy Support Service

The Literacy Support Team aims to help meet the needs of children and young people with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), particularly persistent literacy difficulties (Dyslexia) The team comprises of four specialist teachers, working across county into all school phases.

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English as an Additional Language (EAL)

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The EAL service provides advice and guidance for schools to enable them to support children and young people for whom English is an additional language in response to EAL pupils’ diverse learning needs.

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