Darlington Special Educational Needs Service

The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Service is situated in People's Services. The main work of the service is to co-ordinate statutory assessment procedures, to arrange for appropriate special educational provision to be put in place for children and young people with Statements of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health & Care Plans and to keep them under review.

Children and young people with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities may require extra help because of a range of needs, such as in thinking and understanding, physical or sensory difficulties, emotional, social or mental health issues or difficulties with their speech and language or how they relate to and behave with other people.

The SEN team offers advice, support and guidance to children and young people with complex needs and disabilities. They work closely with other services and agencies to make sure the needs of the child are being met and their families are appropriately supported.

If you think your child has Special Educational Needs you should contact the SEN Team on 01325 405891, or your child’s school.

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If you would like further advice regarding Special Educational Needs, you can contact the Information, Advice and Support Service (formerly Parent Partnership) on 01325 405878