Carers services can help people who look after someone with a special educational need or disability. Sometimes these people are called carers. Carers who live (or look after someone who lives) in County Durham, can contact Durham County Carers Support who can offer you: information…
Choosing a school is a big decision. You will want an environment where you can be happy, safe and able to learn and develop. We have different types of schools including: Mainstream schools (academies and maintained schools) In County Durham, nearly all children and young people…
The community paediatric service is provided within four district localities and provides neuro-disability services to children up to school leaving age in accessible venues including clinics, schools, community hospital sites and health centres. Services include specialist multi disciplinary clinics including pre-school child development, feeding, cerebral…
We have something for all tastes in our countryside events and guided walks programme. Come and explore with us through a variety of activities: Guided walks - from one mile easy strolls to 15 mile hikes. Creative walks - develop your photography, art and writing…
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In County Durham, we need foster carers who can provide children and young people with the love, security and stability that family life can offer. There are lots of reasons why children need foster carers, often it's because of problems at home and they need…
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We are responsible for collecting and preserving the archives of people and organisations in County Durham and Darlington, and making those records available to as many people as possible. Archives are our memory - they provide a unique access to our past. They are the…
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An Education, Health and Care plan (EHC) plan is a legal document that replaced a Statement of SEN and Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDAs). The EHC sets out: A young person's needs What should happen to meet those needs Suitable educational placements The needs and hopes…
Most parents choose to send their child to school, but you do have the right to educate your child at home The law says that children must receive a full-time education, from the age of five that is suitable to a child's age, ability, aptitude…
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This page provides information about mainstream schools' provision for children with special education needs. The majority of children with special educational needs will have their needs met in their local mainstream school. Some children will need to attend some specialist provision to have their needs…
Some two year olds may be entitled to free play and learn sessions. This can take place at a nursery, playgroup or with a childminder. If you are eligible, your child could receive 15 hours a week (term time only), or 11 hours a week…
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