Family Support Links

This page contains a number of useful links to documentation, advice and external websites. You can also contact Collingwood Family Support directly from the form at the foot of the page.

Family Hubs

Firstly, we would like to introduce ourselves to those who we have not made initial contact with.  We are a team of Community Development Workers working within the Family Hubs across Northumberland.  Previously known as Sure Start or Children’s Centres, we rebranded in September 2022 to Family Hubs with the focus shifting from 0-5 years to 0-19 years (25 years with SEND) adopting a universal approach to supporting our families within the community.  

As part of our role within the community, we have pulled together a children and young people’s consultation to identify how children, young people and parents and carers, find and access activities that are currently on offer within our area. 
We have included below the 5-19 consultation, which we have tailored to the necessary groups for specific feedback.  These groups are:


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Northumberland Local Offer

The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.

Northumbria Healthcare

We support children and adults with a learning disability and complex health needs in Northumberland and North Tyneside. This includes help with complex health conditions, communication, medication, problems eating and swallowing, making healthy lifestyle choices, everyday life skills and being more independent. We can also support you to see your doctor or dentist.

Adapt (NE)

Adapt (NE) is a registered charity. We are a community-based organisation providing services to people in North East England with the aim of promoting an inclusive society.

We aim to improve the quality of life of disabled people who have sensory, physical and learning disabilities or mental health problems; also people who are disadvantaged in being able to access services because they live in a rural location.

Northumberland Parent Carer Forum

Northumberland Parent Carer Forum is the Department for Education’s recognised parent carer forum in Northumberland. We work in partnership with the Local Authority, Health and Social Care services to improve outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

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A charity which provides support for families of disabled children from birth to 25, including a free helpline. The child can have any kind of disability or additional need and does not need to have a diagnosis.

IPSEA

IPSEA (Independent Provider of Special Education Advice) offers free and independent legally based SEND information, advice, support and training on the SEND legal framework. Their website has a wide range of legal advice and resources.

SOS!SEN

A charity which provides support for families of disabled children from birth to 25, including a free helpline. The child can have any kind of disability or additional need and does not need to have a diagnosis.

Child Law Advice

Provides specialist advice and information on child, family and education law for parents, carers and young people in England. This includes free legal information on topics such as: exclusions, bullying, special educational needs, admissions and attendance at school.

Domestic Abuse

A page of information about the services Northumberland County offer relating to domestic abuse.

Northumberland Family Services

Information about the many different kinds of support which are on offer in Northumberland for children with special educational needs or a disability.

Domestic Abuse

A page of information about the services Northumberland County offer relating to domestic abuse.

Northumberland Family Services

Information about the many different kinds of support which are on offer in Northumberland for children with special educational needs or a disability.

Contact Collingwood Family Support

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