Your local offer

This page tells you about Northumberland's Local Offer, information about neighbouring local offers, how to feedback, who to contact and out most recent SEND Newsletters.

The Northumberland Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Northumberland County Council. We provide information about what is available in Northumberland for children and young people aged 0- 25 years with special education needs and or a disability (SEND) and their families.

This includes information about services and support such as things to do and advice and guidance on education, health, social care and transport. 

Our Local Offer website has been planned and produced with parents, carers, services across the local authority and health, schools, colleges and early years settings and voluntary sector colleagues. 

Local offer guide

The Department for Education has put together a Local Offer guide and video which explains what is meant by Local Offer and what you can expect from your local authority.

Local Offer guide for deaf young people

The National Deaf Children’s Society has also created a Local Offer guide for deaf young people.

You can find a list of key documents including Special Education Needs and Disabilities strategy and planning documents.

This includes information about how many children and young people with special educational needs and their families we support, services and information on schools, inspection reports and funding. 

SEND strategy documents
Feedback on the Northumberland Local Offer from children and young people with special educational needs and their families is on our 'Have your say' page  here. 
Keep up to date with the latest developments across Northumberland about special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and how services and information can be accessed via our SEND e-newsletter.

View previous editions of the SEND e-newsletter below. Our e-newsletter aims to keep you updated on SEND services in Northumberland and direct you to information and support.  Don't want to miss out on the next newsletter, sign up below.

Copies of our SEND Bulletin are available here. These aim to up date you on some of the work our partners are doing across a range of services including health, education, social care and leisure.  

See below for SEND Updates for Parents and carers

Click here to view the SEND Update Issue 1, September 2020
Click here to view the SEND Update Issue 2, November 2020


Tell us what you like about the site, what you don’t like and what is missing from your Local Offer and we’ll try to improve it.

View the 'Have your say' page here or email  to tell us what you think and to find feedback on the Northumberland Local Offer by children and young people with special educational needs and their families . 
If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact our SEND Information and advice and support service.

We are a self-referral service. Feel free to contact us:

Telephone: 01670 623555 or 01670 620350

For more information visit the SEND Information and advice and support service page.

You can also visit our website at
We are aware that some families in Northumberland may access services provided by other local authority areas.

You may for example live in the county but your child may attend a North Tyneside or Cumbrian school. You might live in Northumberland but access some health provision in Newcastle upon Tyne.

To help such families this page provides links to other Local Offers that are available by neighbouring authorities. By clicking on the relevant link you will taken into the Local Offer for the local authority you have chosen.   

In addition the Dept. for Education have funded the development of a national resource called SEN Direct. A link to this searchable site is also listed. 

North Tyneside Local Offer

Newcastle upon Tyne Local Offer

Cumbria Local Offer

County Durham Local Offer

Gateshead Local Offer
Scottish Borders Council