Home Page

St John the Baptist Primary School

Background Slideshow

Useful links for SEND

SEND local agencies 

Early Help - 01642 526526

If you feel your family or a family you know would benefit from support, you can complete our online Request for Support in Early Help Form or complete the form manually and email it to the Early Help Assessment Team at , alternatively you can telephone.


The Children's Hub - Hartlepool Borough Council – 01429 284284

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00 pm and Friday 8.00am to 4.30 pm

If you would like help or advice from Children's Social Care you should contact our Children's Hub first of all. One of our duty social workers or Children's Hub officers will take some basic information from you and talk to you about your needs. They can give information and advice, or suggest things we can do to help.


Families First (North East)

Registered Charity - 1002009. Established in March 1988
One77, 175-177 York Road, Hartlepool, TS25 9EQ

Telephone - 01429 867016


Hartlepool’s Parent Led Forum for families of children with disabilities additional needs

1 Hart 1 Mind 1 Future is the recognized Parent Carer Forum (PCF) for Hartlepool and was established in 2008.

This is a group of parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabled children aged 0 – 25 who work alongside the local authority, education, health service and other service providers to make sure they plan, commission, deliver and monitor the needs of children and families.

You can contact the group by:

Tel: 07896 054361




Information Advice and Support Services (IASS) - 01642 527158

Monday - Thursday 8.30-17.00 Friday 8.30-16.30

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information, Advice & Support Service - IASS - has developed from the Parent Partnership Service. The aim of the service is to support parents, carers, children and young people (0-25) with Special Educational Needs and Disability.


Alliance Psychological Service - 01642 352747

At times children, young people and their families may need some extra support to help them understand their feelings, emotions or behaviours. We believe that offering this support early on in life can help in improving outcomes for children, young people and their families. We provide a range of services to support children and young people aged 3-16 years.


CAHMS – Parent Survival Course – 0300 013 2000

  • Parents of children aged 5-12who for six months or more have been:

  • Over –active

  • Had attention difficulties

  • Finding it hard to follow routines and rules


Behaviour Support Teams in the North East

Tees Esk Wear Valleys Foundation Trust

Children’s Learning Disability Service

  • Age: 0-18 years
  • Location: Stockton and Hartlepool area
  • Eligibility: Individual will have a learning disability of any type or severity
  • Referral system: Open referral system
  • Contact: 01642 929 194


Young Minds

Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm)

If your child is struggling to manage their ADHD, here are some ways you can support them and places you can get help.


Stockton Parent Carer Forum – 07935 447375


Occupational Therapy

Can be requested via your GP


Sleep Hygiene

Please contact Daisy chain, GP or discuss with your Paediatrician


Tees Valley Sleep Service - Helping the Tees Valley get to sleep better

Using a tiered approach, the service provides telephone support & resources, Parent Sleep Support Sessions and 1:1 sleep assessments which, if all tiers have been accessed, can include the creation of a bespoke sleep plan. The service can be accessed by families if your child has an additional health or development need and is between the age of 2 ½ and 18 years.


Support for Fussy/Picky Eating

Support for Fussy/Picky Eating | North East and North Cumbria NHS ( 



Early Support Nursery
The Early Support Nursery is for children with complex and/or multiple special educational needs. Children can attend from aged two, if places are available. The nursery is registered with Ofsted and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Contact the Early Support Nursery on 01642 527815 to request further information.


Local Offer – Stockton Information Directory


Independent Parental Special Educational Needs Advice (IPSEA)

For parents who wish to appeal against the decision about their child in relation to a statement of education need, this is supported via an independent body IPSEA You can find them on the website: or ring the general advice line on: 0800 018 4016. More information can be found within Coordinated Assessment - Parent Support.

SEND national agencies

Everyone Different, Everyone Loved