Local Offer

Tell us what you think?

To make sure that the Local Offer is helpful and easy to use, we are working with service providers, parents, carers and young people to make sure that the Local Offer is fit for purpose. The Local Offer will continue to develop and change to meet need.

We would like to hear from as many people as possible to make sure we get it right. Your comments are important to us, therefore if you have a few minutes to spare, please complete this form as fully as possible and submit.  Click here.

If you have any question about the survey please contact Tracy Liveras by email tracy.liveras@hartlepool.gov.uk

The closing date for this survey is 14th August 2018.

Local Offer of Services Feedback Report August 2017

The Council is required to produce and publish a 'Local Offer' as part of the SEND Reform under the Children and Families Act 2014.  The Local Offer provides information about services that are available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities between the ages of 0-25 years.  The Local Authority is required to publish information about services available both locally and outside of the local area to inform parents, carers, children and young peopl of the types of services that are available to access.

Click here to view the Local Offer of Services Feedback Report

SEND Action Plan 

Local Areas are inspected by Ofsted and CQC (Care Quality Commission) in relation to the work they do to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  Click the link below to view the multi agency response to the recent SEND Inspection in Hartlepool.

SEND Action Plan March 2017 - March 2018

What is the Hartlepool Local Offer?

The intention of Hartlepool’s Local Offer is improve choice and transparency to enable families to make informed choices and have greater control over services they wish to access. By setting out a local offer of services for children and young people with special educational needs or who are disabled and their families, this will help them make choices about what is right for them over the services that their family receives, including the use of personal budgets.

Who it is for?

The Local Offer gives information to parents of children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities between the ages of 0 – 25 years, in a single place. The local offer will also assist Practitioners who work with families

How to use the Local Offer...

The local offer has been split into seven Key Stages and also links to the SEND Homepage which will provide you with additional information around the coordinated assessment process, personal budgets, information & guidance and comments, complaints and compliments procedures.

The seven key areas will cover:

  • Pre birth & something isn’t as expected
  • Diagnosis
  • Early years an starting school
  • Play & leisure time
  • Growing up, puberty and moving to secondary school
  • Becoming an adult and preparing for the future
  • Transport

If you are unable to find a service to support your needs, or if you just need more information, please contact: The Children's Hub on: 01429 284284 or by email: childrenshub@hartlepool.gov.uk

Related links to the North East Council's Local Offer of Services

Useful Websites

Hartlepool SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities