SEND Support Services

The SEND Local Offer in Redcar and Cleveland
The Local Offer provides information and advice about the services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families living here in Redcar and Cleveland.
SEND Family Voice
SEND Family Voice is the recognised and funded parent carer forum for Redcar and Cleveland, whose aim is to create a strong and represented community of families who have children and young people with any special educational need.
Send Family Voice, Redcar and Cleveland 
Office 3
Future Regeneration of Grangetown CIC,
Grangetown United Hub,
Derwentwater Road,
SENDIASS offer impartial advice and support on all matters relating to special educational needs and/or disability. The office address is Barnardo’s Bridgeway Tees Valley Services, Allendale Road, Ormesby, Middlesbrough TS7 9LF.
Phone number is 01642 300774 ex.225
Family Support Service and Multi-Agency drop-in
The family support service organise drop-in sessions where parents can meet representatives from a range of agencies including: SENDIASS, CAMHS, Early Help and Parent Carer Forum.
The service also runs regular parent carer coffee mornings.
Communication Advice drop-in
Redcar and Cleveland Family Hubs offer drop-in sessions with a speech and language therapist. The drop-ins are for parents of children aged 3-4, who have concerns about their child's language skills.
Daisy Chain 
Daisy Chain specialises in strategies and approaches that are compatible with: Autism, ADHD, FASD, sensory processing differences, anxiety and social and communication differences.
Short Breaks
The clubs are available for Redcar and Cleveland Children and Young People who have additional support needs and or a disability. These clubs are self-referral, families do not need a social worker referral or diagnosis to access the sessions. The clubs enable children and young people to create new friendships, to take part in new experiences and have fun doing positive activities. As children and young people will be cared for while accessing the clubs this enables parent carers to have a necessary and valuable break from their caring responsibilities, a chance to rest and unwind and spend time with other members of the family.
Max Card
The Max Card is the UK’s leading discount card for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities.  Max Cards are available upon request to local SEND families. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission.
Portage 0-4 years 
The Portage team work in partnership with parents and carers to support the development of children from 0-4 years, who have additional needs. 
Carers Together and Young Carers support carers in the community.
Activities for Children with Additional Needs
The organisations and activities listed in the leaflet are for information only to support families to identify activities in and around the Borough for children aged 0-5 years with additional needs and/or disabilities.
CAMHS Training Programme for Parents & Carers
Support to Talk
Support to Talk is an information service for parents, which contains information about the stages of Speech & Language development, activities that support speech development and information about how to refer to Speech & Language Therapy services. 
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