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Useful Links & Information for Parents Wakefield’s SEND Local Offer can be obtained from http://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/home

SEND support: easy-read guide for parents http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-support-easy-read-guide-for-parents

Support for families with disabled children – Wakefield Council http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/schools-and-children/special-education-needs-sen/support-for-families-with-disabled-children

Wakefield Early Support Advice Information and Liaison (WESAIL) Including the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) http://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/wakefield-early-support-advice-information-and-liaison-service-wesail

WESAIL is provided by Barnardo’s and includes Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS). The role of SENDIASS services is to provide access to free, accurate and impartial information, advice and support about matters relating to special educational needs and or disabilities. This includes issues related to health, education and social care.

If you are a parent/carer of a child with additional needs, or a professional working with the family, you can contact WESAIL if you are not able to use the Local Offer website, or cannot find what you are looking for.

The WESAIL service can also offer a targeted short term support along with workshops and training for parents and carers of children with additional needs.

  • Telephone 01924 304152, available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
  • Email: wesail@barnardos.org.uk
  • Post: Barnardo’s Wakefield, Castleford Civic Centre, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford. WF10 4JH


Parent/Carer Forum

Wakefield Parent Care Forum is an independent parent carer forum who work with families of children with special educational needs and/or disability, aged 0-25 years old, living in the Wakefield area. The forum is led by a small group of local parents who are looking forward to listening to, and representing the views of parents, young people and children in the future. These parents all have a wide experience of what it is like to be a parent of a child with an additional need or disability in the Wakefield area. They want to work with you to make a positive difference and improve the quality of life for all children and families in Wakefield.

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