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Gateshead SENDIASS

Welcome to the Gateshead SENDiass, we offer free impartial, confidential information and advice for children and young people aged 0-25 and their parents and carers where a child or young person has or may have special educational needs or disability.


We are open Monday - Thursday, 09:00-17:00 and Friday, 09:00-16:30.

You can reach us by:

Phone: 0191 478 4667



The Gateshead SENDIASS team include:


Sarah Duncan


Linda Elliott - 07731 089877

Beverly Thornton - 07522 215760

Young People's Worker

Rebecca Pharoah

SENDIASS Volunteers

For more information please click here to watch a short video about Gateshead SENDiass  and click on the tiles below:


You can also see events/training and other opportunities available on our Facebook page!


Watch our video of young people with SEND talking about their experiences!

SEND-specific swimming lessons at Dunston and Blaydon

Go Gateshead are offering weekly SEND-specific swimming sessions at Dunston and Blaydon Leisure Centres: Dunston Leisure Centre: Saturday 10am-11am Blaydon Leisure Centre: Sunday 3pm-4pm. This session is intended to be a quieter session aimed at families who have children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This dedicated session will give an opportunity for the whole family to swim in a friendly, non-judgemental environment.