• To provide knowledge and support to young people and their families to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years; we work to ensure that young people with SEND achieve paid employment, independent living, housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion


  • To provide independent impartial information, advice and support to children and young people and parents/carers, living in Gateshead or neighbouring authorities, about their or their child's special educational needs


  • To provide disability advocacy and advice on participation to children and young people with disabilities regarding participation in community activities and in reaching decisions about themselves


  • To listen to young people to find ways of improving the services available to them; using their views to shape our work and tell others, like local providers and local authority officers, what's important to young adults