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North Tyneside SEND Youth Forum

North Tyneside SEND Youth Forum –  The forum is open to young people between the ages of 11-25 with Special Educational Needs and /or Disabilities (SEND) living in North Tyneside.   The group discuss issues that affect their lives, raise awareness about SEND and are supported to work with their local council and other organisations (who provide services for young people).   The group meet on the second Tuesday of each month at NTC offices Quadrant East, Cobalt Business Park 5.00-7.00pm. 

For more information or to register an interest in the group, please contact the Participation Advocacy and Engagement Team. (Registration form must be completed prior to attending any sessions.)

Tel: 0191 643 8215

Email: participation@northtyneside.gov.uk 

Facebook: North Tyneside Participation and Advocacy Team


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North Tyneside Parent Carer Forum

North Tyneside Parent Carer Forum - A group of parents and carers of children, young people and adults aged 0-25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities who live in North Tyneside. Our aim is to support parents and carers in our community enabling them to access services and give them a voice in shaping and developing these services.

We work with relevant providers on a strategic level to help improve services available to families. We also work closely with the local authority, health and social care and with our local SENDIASS team as well as other agencies.

Statutory consultation on proposed changes to provision at the Melrose Centre and Southlands School

Statutory consultation on proposed changes to provision at the Melrose Centre and Southlands School

The statutory consultation period ran from 27 February to 2 April 2020. A letter informing parents about the statutory consultation was sent to parents of children currently at the Melrose Centre; parents of children in Key Stage 2 at Benton Dene School; and parents of children in Years 7 to 10 at Southlands School. You can read the letter by following the link below: Letter about the statutory consultation

A letter informing parents of the next steps immediately following the statutory consultation can be read by following this link: Letter about the next steps following the statutory consultation

The Council’s Cabinet considered the outcome of the statutory consultation on 26 May 2020 and approved the proposal. You can read the letter informing parents about the Cabinet’s decision by following this link: Letter about the outcome of the statutory consultation.

The Statutory Notice and full Proposal which was the subject of the statutory consultation can be found by following the link: Statutory Notice & full Proposal

Prior to the statutory consultation an informal consultation took place in 2019. You can find letters to parents, Frequently Asked Questions and presentation slides from the informal consultation at this link  Information about the informal consultation






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Local Offer - You Said we did

We publish comments about the Local Offer received from, or on behalf of, children and young people with SEN or disabilities and their parents/carers. Listening to and acting upon feedback allows services to make changes based on these views. You can see how we have responded to feedback in the report below.

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