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

Direct Payments

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. 

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 Communication Strategy

SEND Communication Strategy Poster

SEND Action Plan June 2018

Hartlepool Local Authority SEND Revisit – Notification letter for parents

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

Hartlepool LA for SEND Capital Fund August 2019

Hartlepool SEND Improvement Plan April 2019 (updated September 2019)


Hartlepool Local Offer

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

View Local Offer