Admission to the Behaviour Support Service is primarily through the Gateshead Pupil Placement (Fair Access) Panel, permanent exclusion from a mainstream Gateshead school or through medical/psychological assessment. Alternative Provision places at InLearning can be purchased by schools through contacting Victoria Tipling at Teams Community Centre, Askew Road, Gateshead NE8 2PW, telephone 07805 539947.
Young people fall into one of four categories:
- Their education has been interrupted by illness or accident
- They are not in school because of disaffection/permanent exclusion
- They have been diagnosed as school refusers by educational or clinical psychologists
- They are young mothers awaiting re-integration to education