We want to hear your views on Newcastle's SEND Strategic Plan and Capital Proposals for 2019 - 2022

We want to hear what you have to say about our proposals for Special Education Needs and Disabilities provision in Newcastle for the next 3 years. We want to ensure that we:

  • can meet the demand for appropriate (secondary) places, including consideration of capital investment where appropriate.
  •  develop effective channels to deliver early intervention with specialist support, as part of the city’s agreed graduated response to support children and young people with special educational needs.
  • develop expertise in schools, settings and support services which will enable all settings to meet the needs of children and young people with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health), including consideration of capital investment where appropriate.
  • address the gap in mental health support for young people aged 16+.

Find out more here:


We are proposing that our priorities for the next three years will be as follows:

  • In 2019/20, the focus will be on the primary need of ASD.
  • In 2020/21, the focus will be on SEMH.
  • In 2020/21 the focus will be on sensory and physical, communication and interaction (other than ASD), cognition and learning.
Please read our proposals here, then give us your views by completing the survey: SEND Strategic overview and capital plan - October 2019 

If you have any questions or need this information in an alternative format, such as large print, please contact Ann Banks: ann.banks@newcastle.gov.uk. 

Thanks for giving us your views! Please note this consultation will end on Friday 28 November.

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