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    HARTLEPOOL INFORMATION ADVICE & SUPPORT SERVICE

    The Hartlepool IASS plays a key role in promoting positive relationships between parents, schools, Local Authorities (LAs) and others. This is important in enabling children and young people with SEN to achieve their potential. Hartlepool Borough Council set up the parent partnership service in order to ensure that parents of children with SEN are fully informed and involved in their child’s education. Although the parent partnership service is part of the LA, it operates independently. 

    The service offers parents and carers the following:

    • Independent support and someone to talk to in complete confidence.
    • An explanation of matters concerning SEN.
    • Information Leaflets about special educational needs.
    • Help with filling in forms and expressing views.
    • Someone to attend meetings with.
    • Information about local support groups and voluntary agencies.

    Telephone: (01429) 284876

    Email: hartlepooliass@hartlepool.gov.uk

     


     

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    HARTLEPOOL FAMILIES FIRST

    Hartlepool Families First exists to improve the quality of health and life for children, young people and their families through a range of social, welfare and educational measures. 
     
    The organisation’s objectives, as stated in their constitution, are: “Provision of therapeutic, educational and stimulating toys and equipment, the preservation and protection of health and the relief of distress within family relationships, in particular but not exclusively by the provision of a support and advice service and the promotion of good parenting practice and skills.”
     

    Contact details:

    Hartlepool Families First, One77, 175-177 York Road, Hartlepool. TS26 9EQ

    Telephone – 01429 867 016

    For more information, please visit the website at www.hartlepoolfamiliesfirst.org.uk

     


     

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    THE CHILDREN’S HUB

    Here you can find local and national services around things to do, places to go and people to talk to, all in one place! This site is aimed at Children, Young People, their families and any professionals who may be involved with them.

    • Advice on family issues and concerns
    • Access to specialist services and support
    • Family finance and budgeting
    • Benefit and entitlement checks
    • Training and employment advice
    • Becoming a childminder / childcare provider
    • Help with finding and paying for childcare
    • 2, 3, 4 year old Free Nursery Entitlement
    • Sure Start Children’s Centres
    • Activities for children and young people.

    If you wish to contact The Children’s Hub please contact them on 01429 284284 or by email to fcsh@hartlepool.gov.uk

    You can also call in to see them at the Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool.

    Opening Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (answer phone available outside business hours)

    First Contact and Support Hub does not discriminate against gender, age, nationality, race, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, status as a married person or civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity leave, trade union membership or other conditions.

    For more information, please click here to visit their website.

     


     

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    THE NATIONAL PICTURE

    The National SEND Pathfinder website can be accessed by clicking here.  This website aims to be kept up to date with the development of legislation and guidance,  find materials to support implementation, share learning and progress from the pathfinders in a number of key test areas

     

    ADDITIONAL SEND LINKS

    Guide to SEND reforms for children and young people

    Guide to SEND reforms for parents and carers

    Hartlepool Information & Advice Support Service

     

    LINKS TO OTHER SERVICES

    We work with the child and family needs at the heart of any plan for provision. Many families in the school will have links with services outside of education such as health care professionals or social services. We endeavour to work collaboratively with these services and have good, existing links with them. The majority of meetings required are held in the school premises. These include, but are not limited to:

    • Multi Agency Planning meetings;
    • Child in Need meetings;
    • Informal Meetings with Parents/carers and external agencies;
    • Referral procedures for Speech and Language/Occupational/Physiotherapy.

     

    INDEPENDENT SUPPORT

    This service offers parents/carers support through the One Plan process. If any parents are going through the process and would like some support or if they would like more information or an informal discussion they must contact Susan Harrison on 01429 283095 or susan.harrison@hartlepoolcarers.org.uk.