Special Educational Needs

Here you'll find information about our services, activities and events for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Local Offer

The aim of the Local Offer is to support children and young people (ages 0 to 25) with SEN and disabilities to feel included within their communities and to be independent.  It can help you make choices and decisions that may have a positive impact now and into the future.

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The Local Offer contains information from providers who want to actively promote that they welcome disabled children and young people into their setting. You may be aware of other providers in your area that are not part of the Local Offer and you still may be able to access their services as every provider is legally required to make 'reasonable adjustments' to welcome your children. 

You should contact each provider in order to ensure that they can offer the level of service you and your family need. 

The Local Offer is not a guarantee that a particular service will be available, but should be a useful guide to what you can expect to find in your area and how you can access that service.

We are constantly developing the information that is contained with our Local Offer here in Sunderland, but if you know of any services we have omitted, please let us know by calling 0191 520 5553.

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Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team

Together for Children's Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team carries out statutory functions on behalf of Sunderland City Council in relation Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and Education Heath and Care Plans (EHCPs).

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