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All SEND services in County Durham are following government guidance set out by Gov.uk: Education, health and care needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19). See our Changes to special educational needs and disability services (SEND) for more information about some of the changes to our services.

Teams that provide SEND support


We have a range of teams that are able to support schools or settings to include children and young people with special educational needs, disabilities, or adjustments to be made under Equality Act legislation.

View the Icon for pdf Support and services for schools and settings (PDF, 1.3mb)  booklet for more information about each team listed below.

Cognition and learning

  • Movement difficulties
  • Assistive technology and IT
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • General learning difficulties
  • Maths difficulties
  • Foundation stage concerns
  • Sensory processing differences
  • Physical difficulties
  • Fine motor and handwriting difficulties

Communication and interaction

  • Speech and Language Support Programme (SALSP)
  • Autism and social communication

Equalities and interventions

Sensory and physical

  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Multi-sensory impairment (dual impairment)
  • Sensory loss with complex needs
  • Occupational therapy

Social, emotional and mental health

  • Emotional wellbeing and effective learning 
    • Mental health support and inclusion
    • Counselling
    • Behaviour intervention
    • Crisis response

Education Psychology

  • Educational Psychology Service

Early Years

  • Portage 

SEND Advisory Team

Other related services

  • Durham Virtual School
  • SEN Casework Team
Contact us
SEND and Inclusion Service
03000 267 800
Our address is:
  • Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery Schoo
  • Ferryhill
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL17 8AN
01740 657 792
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