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Hartlepool SEND

By clicking the link here this will take you straight to the Hartlepool Special Educational Needs and Disabilities homepage. Here you can also find the local offer.

 

First Contact and Support Hub

First Contact and Support Hub (FCSH)

Here you can find local and national services around things to do, places to go and people to talk to, all in one place!  This site is aimed at children.  Young people, their families and any professionals who maybe involved with them.

Telephone: 01429 284284

Email: fcsh@hartlepool.go.uk

Website: http://hartlepool.fsd.org.uk/kb5/hartlepool/fsd/home.page

 

Families First

Hartlepool Families First exists to improve the quality of health and life for children, young people and their families through a range of social, welfare and educational measures.

The organisation's objectives, as stated in their constitution, are: "Provision of therapeutic, educational and stimulating toys and equipment, the preservation and protection of health and the relief of distress within family relationships, in particular but not exclusively by the provision of a support and advice service and the promotion of good parenting practice and skills."

Contact Details

Hartlepool Families First, 6-7 Belle Business Park, Greatham Street, Hartlepool, TS25 1RU

Telephone: 01429 867016

Fax: 01429 818463

Website: http://www.hartlepoolfamiliesfirst.org.uk

 

Hartlepool Parent Partnership

HARTLEPOOL PARENT PARTNERSHIP

Telephone: 01429 266522

Email: louise.allen@hartlepool.gov.uk

Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm. Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

The Parent Partnership Service plays a key role in promoting positive relationships between parents, schools, Local Authorities (LAs) and others. This is important in enabling children and young people with SEN to achieve their potential. Hartlepool Borough Council set up the parent partnership service in order to ensure that parents of children with SEN are fully informed and involved in their child's education. Although the parent partnership service is part of the LA, it operates independently. 

The service offers parents and carers the following:

•    Independent support and someone to talk to in complete confidence.

•    An explanation of matters concerning SEN.

•    Information Leaflets about special educational needs.

•    Help with filling in forms and expressing views.

•    Someone to attend meetings with.

•    Information about local support groups and voluntary agencies.

 

Useful Websites

The first to be listed below is a link to the Hartlepool website for SEND.

http://hartlepool.fsd.org.uk/kb5/hartlepool/fsd/send.page

For ease we have reproduced the blurb on the home page to give you an idea of what is on this very important site.

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

Co-ordinated 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.

Hartlepool Advice and Support Services

https://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/hartlepooliass

Hartlepool IASS Young People Trifold Leaflet

Hartlepool IASS Trifold Leaflet

Hartlepool Independant Support Leaflet

Other Useful Websites

Advisory Centre for Education

Website: www.ace-ed.org.uk

AFASIC – Unlocking Speech and Language

Website: www.afasic.org.uk

Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Website: www.asbah.org

Ataxia UK

Website: www.ataxia.org.uk

Barnardo’s

Website: www.barnardos.org.uk

British Deaf Association

Website: www.bda.org.uk

British Dyslexia Association

Website: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Brittle Bone Society

Website: www.brittlebone.org

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE)

Website: www.csie.org.uk

Children’s Legal Centre

Website: www.childrenslegalcentre.com

Contact a Family

Website: www.cafamily.org.uk

Council for Disabled Children

Website: www.ncb.org.uk

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Website: www.cftrust.org.uk

Diabetes UK

Website: www.diabetes.org.uk

DIAL UK (Disability Information Line)

Website: www.dialuk.org.uk

Disability Alliance

Website: www.disabilityalliance.org

Disability Living Foundation

Website: www.dlf.org.uk

Disability Sport Event

Website: www.disabilitysport.org.uk

Down’s Syndrome Association

Website: www.downssyndrome.org.uk

Dyslexia Action

Website: www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk

Dyspraxia Foundation

Website: www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

Epilepsy Action

Website: www.epilepsy.org.uk

Family Fund

Website: www.familyfundtrust.org.uk

Haemophilia Society

Website: www.haemophilia.org.uk

Headway National Head Injuries Association

Website: www.headway.org.uk

Huntington’s Disease Association

Website: www.hda.org.uk

I CAN (Invalid Children Aid Nationwide)

Website: www.ican.org.uk

IPSEA (Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice)

Website: www.ipsea.org.uk

KIDS

Website: www.kids.org.uk

Leukaemia Care

Website: www.leukaemiacare.org.uk

LOOK

Website: www.look-uk.org

MEARES-IRLEN SYNDROME

Irlen ABC (Accuracy by Colour)

Website: www.irlenabc.f9.co.uk

Irlen Institute (USA)

Website: www.irlen.com

Irlen UK

Website: www.irlenuk.com

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

National Association of Special Educational Needs

Website: www.nasen.org.uk

National Asthma UK

Website: www.asthma.org.uk

National Autistic Society

Website: www.nas.org.uk

National Blind Children’s Society

Website: www.nbcs.org.uk

National Deaf Children’s Society

Website: www.ndcs.org.uk

National Eczema Society

Website: www.eczema.org

National Federation of the Blind

Website: www.nfbuk.org

National Parent Partnership Network

Website: www.parentpartnership.org.uk

National Society for Epilepsy

Website: www.epilepsysociety.org.uk

Network 81

Website: www.network81.org

Parents for Inclusion

Website: www.parentsforinclusion.org

Physically Disabled and Able Bodied (PHAB)

Website: www.phabengland.org.uk

Pre-school Learning Alliance

Website: www.pre-school.org.uk

Rathbone

Website: www.rathboneuk.org

Royal National Institute of the Blind

Website: www.rnib.org.uk

SCOPE

Website: www.scope.org.uk

SENSE

Website: www.sense.org.uk

Sickle Cell Society

Website: www.sicklecellsociety.org

SKILL: National Bureau for students with disabilities

Website: www.skill.org.uk

Spinal Injuries Association

Website: www.spinal.co.uk

The Stroke Association

Website: www.stroke.org.uk

Young Minds

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk 

National Eczema Society

Website: www.eczema.org

National Federation of the Blind

Website: www.nfbuk.org

National Parent Partnership Network

Website: www.parentpartnership.org.uk

National Society for Epilepsy

Website: www.epilepsysociety.org.uk 

Network 81

Website: www.network81.org

Parents for Inclusion

Website: www.parentsforinclusion.org 

Physically Disabled and Able Bodied (PHAB)

Website: www.phabengland.org.uk

Pre-school Learning Alliance

Website: www.pre-school.org.uk

Rathbone

Website: www.rathboneuk.org

Royal National Institute of the Blind

Website: www.rnib.org.uk

SCOPE

Website: www.scope.org.uk 

SENSE

Website: www.sense.org.uk

Sickle Cell Society

Website: www.sicklecellsociety.org

SKILL: National Bureau for students with disabilities

Website: www.skill.org.uk

Spinal Injuries Association

Website: www.spinal.co.uk

The Stroke Association

Website: www.stroke.org.uk

Young Minds

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

 

 

People who can help

Educational Psychologists Team

Our Educational Psychologist is Joanne Buntin.

Joanne helps children throughout the school with a range of issues that affect their, for example, learning,concentration, attention and/or social communication and interaction.

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Our school speech therapist is Simon Smith.

Almost everything we do involves speech, language and/or communication.  Everyday tasks, learning, sorting out problems, having a conversation, getting a job, making friends and having fun all rely on our ability to communicate.

Being able to say what you want to say and to understand what other people are saying is the most important skill we need in life.  Yet many people take communication for granted.  Some children and young people have difficulty communicating with others: they have speech, language and communication needs - often referred to as 'SLCN'.

Speech refers to:

  • speaking with a clear voice, in a way that makes speech interesting and meaningful;
  • speaking without hesitating too much or without repeating words or sounds;
  • being able to make sounds like 'k' and 't' clearly so people can understand what you say.

Language refers to talking and understanding:

  • joining words together into sentences, stories and conversations;
  • knowing and choosing the right words to explain what you mean;
  • making sense of what people say.

Communication refers to how we interact with others:

  • using language or gestures in different ways, for example to have a conversation or to give someone directions;
  • being able to consider other people's point of view;
  • using and understanding body language and facial expressions, such as: knowing when someone is bored, being able to listen to and look at people when having a conversation, knowing how to take turns and to listen as well as talk, and knowing how close to stand next to someone.