What is the SEND Local Offer?
The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.
Short Break Survey
Disabled children and their families are being asked their views on ‘Short Breaks’ as part of Northumberland County Council’s review into the support offer.
Short breaks are currently provided to give a disabled child or young person time away from the family, giving them the opportunity to gain some independence, to have fun with their peers, make new friends and have new experiences. The breaks also offer parents and families a necessary and valuable break from caring responsibilities or to provide them with opportunities to take part in activities or trips together where they wouldn’t ordinarily be able to.
To take part head to this link https://bit.ly/33qHcC3
, or if you wish to access a hard copy of the survey please email Sandra.Blackwood@northumberland.gov.uk or call 01670 623978.
See below for SEND Updates for Parents and carers
Click here to view the SEND Update Issue 1, September 2020
Have Your Say:
Results of the SEND survey: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on children, young people and their families. Click here to view the results of the survey.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Please click the links below for school updates and information for parents, carers, and those working with children and young people:
Information about schools
COVID-19 (coronavirus) absence: click here to view the quick guide for parents / carers.
Coronavirus: Supporting children, young people, and families
When to book a Covid test for your child
The Department of Health and Social Care have today published 'Guidance to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child'. The letter, from the Chief Nurse and Interim Chief Medical Officer of NHS Test and Trace, is for parents and guardians and offers advice on when to book a Covid-19 test for their child. Click here to access the letter regarding Covid testing of children.
Returning to school after a period of absence
A leaflet funded by the Department for Education and developed by families as part of NHS England's Ask Listen Do project, is intended to help build partnership between families and the school. The intention is to equip families with questions to ask of schools to make the return to school from a period of absence as successful as possible. The questions can be used by families and by young people to support self-advocacy.
Click here to view the leaflet.