The Local Offer

Gateshead's Local Offer is now up and running on:   If you are struggling to access this, and would like some training on how to navigate the local offer, please contact us further to arrange this via our contact page

The local offer is also now on Facebook: 

 Local authorities (LA) must publish, in one place, information about provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have SEN. This is known as the Local Offer.

In the Local Offer you will find the following information and much more: 

o   Education, health and care provision for children and young people with SEN 
o   Arrangements for identifying and assessing children and young people’s SEN, including arrangements for requesting an EHC needs assessment; 
o   Other education provision (educational provision outside of schools or colleges such as sports or arts provision) 
o   Training provision, including Apprenticeships; 

o   Support to help children and young people in moving between phases of education and to prepare for adulthood; 
o   Sources of information, advice and support in the local authority’s area relating to SEN 
o   Arrangements for making complaints, for the resolution of disagreements, mediation and parents’ and young people’s right to appeal a decision of the local authority to the Tribunal.

Look at the Review of the Local Offer in 2016 


If you would like to give us feedback on the Local Offer you can do so via our contact page and we will forward this to Gateshead Council, however you can do it direct via the Local Offer pages.