Have your say on SEND services

Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group are asking for feedback on how to strengthen support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The 2020-2023 Northumberland Strategy for Special Educational Needs sets out the local partnership’s vision for developing and improving the support provided for children and young people with additional needs and their families.

The consultation will run for 7 weeks, from Monday 1 February until Friday 19 March. If you have any queries, please contact 01670 623 960.

Share your views here


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SEND: Join our online forum

As we will be unable to get out and about across the county to meet with and listen to people for a while, we’re holding some public online forums, and we’d like you to join us. If you are unable to take part but would like to tell us about your experiences of these services, Caroline and Lesley will be available by phone, text and email each Wednesday between 3.00pm and 4.00pm to listen, answer any questions and help with providing information about services.

The forums will take place via Zoom. Read our guide on how to use Zoom.

The subject of this online forum is special educational needs and disabilities, so if you’d like to share your experiences of services in the last 12 months, or those of someone close to you, please join us.

If you would like to take part please contact Laura Kane:, or call 03332 408468.


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SEND Information Roadshow – Ashington

These roadshows from In It Together Parent Carer Forum and Northumberland County Council are for the families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Northumberland and the professionals who work with them.

The events, which are also at Alnwick on 21 September and Hexham on 25 September will have information stalls from a wide range of services and organisations, including Healthwatch Northumberland, plus workshops including the topics: Special Educational Needs and Preparing for Adulthood.

Booking isn’t required, just come along any time between 1pm and 6pm.

For more information please contact In It Together by emailing: or call: 0772 919 2909.