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Life Skills Checklist - Preparing for Adulthood

The Preparation for Adulthood team has produced a Life Skills sheet to help develop the essential skills for independence. The list is designed to give young people and families some ideas about useful skills for the future. Not everyone will be able to achieve every…

Mencaps Young Peoples Guide to the SEND Reforms

Mencap have produced an easy read document for young people to explain the SEND reforms.  Take a look in the downloads section of this page.  

SEND - A Guide for Parents and Carers

In August 2014, the Department for Education produced a guide to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities for Parents and Carers. View the Guide in the 'Download' section on the righthand side of this page.

Single Point of Contact

This document provides information regarding the Single Point of Contact, the Local Offer and a summary of how the needs of children and young people in Middlesbrough are identified and met and information on the current network of support available across education, health and care.…


We are in the process of creating videos with Middlesbroughs young people. If you would like to get involved or have any suggestions of things you would like us to cover please let us know by emailing  

What is a Designated Clinical Officer (DCO)?

The Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) has a key role in ensuring that there is an awareness and understanding of the SEND Reforms by all of local Health providers of services and supports joined up working between health and local authorities. The DCO has oversight across…

Young Peoples Guide to SEND Complaints

The Department for Education, along with Mott MacDonald, have created this useful guide for young people who are unhappy with the help they are getting at school or college.  They have worked together with FLARE, the DfE's young advisory group, who directly fed back on…
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