Welcome to the Special Education Needs and Disability Home page. As part of the Children and Families Act 2014, the local authority has a requirement to publish information, advice and guidance in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability. The page has been split into four core areas to enable you to navigate the webpage and find the information you require.

You will find useful information from Education, Social Care and Health in the following sections, together with information on parent support.

Comments, Complaints & Compliments Procedures

Education, Health and Care Plan Assessment

Information and Guidance

Personal Budgets

On the SEND Home page you will also find the link to the local offer of services, which will provide you with an array of services and providers covering 0 – 25 years both within the local area and regionally to support families of children with special educational needs and/or a disability. 

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.

SEND Capital Provision Fund

In Autumn 2017 the Department for Education (DfE) announced the Special Provision Capital Funding programme, an initiative which provides financial support to LA's to invest in provision children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan.  Hartlepool has the opportunity to bid for £500k available from Summer 2018.  The funding can be used to:

  • Create new or additional places at good our outstanding schools 
  • Improve facilities or develop new facilities 

Hartlepool's project idea is on the below template, which must be published in accordance with the DfE timeline.  The Local Authority is seeking to increase the existing primary offers across the town to meet the identified needs of children and young person as detailed in their Education, Health and Care Plan. 

Click the link below to view more about the Local Authorities project idea.

SEND Special Provision Capital Fund 

For more information contact Kelly Armstrong on telephone 01429 523043 or email kelly.armstrong@hartlepool.gov.uk  

SEND Local Area Inspection

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     

A guide to Health Service provision across Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees       

Independent Support

Aspire -  Independent Support for Parents, Carers and Young People in relation to Education Health and Care Plans, and other information in relation to SEND. The service has been extended to provide support until the end of July 2018. To find out more about the service, please click here.


Hartlepool Local Offer

Support for children, young people and families 0-25 years

View Local Offer