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Children & Young People

What is SENDIASS?

SENDIASS is service for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their families in the Bradford District. We can help you with any problems you might be having at school, and can also give you information about other services such as health or social care. For example a SENDIASS caseworker could:

  • Help you to arrange a meeting with teachers and other school staff about the help you need in school.
  • Help you to write down all the things you want to say at the meeting and even come along with you to make sure that you have the chance to say all the things you wanted to say.
  • Help you and your parents, teachers and other professionals to make a plan about how to meet your needs.

The following video explains what SENDIASS services are and how they can help:

Every area in England has a SENDIASS service by law, and every service has to meet standards to make sure we are providing a good quality service. Click on the link below to find out more about what to expect from your IASS service.

Easy Read IASS Minimum Standards

We will soon be running a termly young people’s focus group. If you are a child or young person with SEND who is interested in helping us develop and improve our service to be more child friendly we would love to hear from you. Your views and experiences are important to make sure that we are meeting the needs of children and young people. We will be planning fun activities to get your opinions on improving the service, designing resources for other young people and planning child friendly content for our social media. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills and develop your confidence.  For more information please see leaflet below, or contact Debbie Jowett on 01274 513300 or Debbie.jowett@barnardos.org.uk

Young person’s focus group leaflet

 

From time to time we run sessions in schools for children and young people. These are arranged with school staff at different schools and colleges across Bradford. The purpose of these fun sessions is to teach children and young people about the SENDIASS service, how we can help and how you can get in touch with us. We also do a lot of creative activities including arts, media, games etc to gain children’s views on topics which are important to them such as moving schools, inclusion, making friends, bullying, and anything else that they might be worried about. We aim to help children and young people learn new skills and confidence, as well as making sure their voices and opinions are heard. Has SENDIASS visited your school? Did you enjoy the sessions? Do you have any ideas for activities or where we could visit next?

Transitioning from one school to another can be an anxious time for children and young people. The Mental Health Support Team for Bradford and Craven have developed a transition booklet which may be helpful when transitioning between schools. You can access it by clicking HERE.

Primary to secondary

We worked with a group of year 6 and year 7 children to hear their voices around transition. We asked year 6 about thoughts and worries about transition and then asked year 7 about top ten tips regarding transition.

Both groups designed a storyboard which was then transformed into an animation video. The animation video captures the voices of the children and young people.

Secondary to post-16

We worked with a group of year 11 and post-16 students to hear their voices around transition. We asked year 11 about thoughts and worries about transition and then asked college students about top tips regarding transition.

Both groups designed a storyboard which was then transformed into an animation video. The animation video captures the voices of the children and young people.

 

The animation videos  are below: 

Transition videos Primary

Primary to secondary school with storyboards
Primary to secondary school animation video

Transition Video Year 11 to Post 16

Transition video year 11 to post 16 with storyboard
Transition video year 11 to post 16 animation video

The War in Ukraine

Newsround have lots of videos and information on what is happening in Ukraine. You can keep up to date with the latest news on the war in Ukraine by visiting their website below:

Newsround

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If you are worried about what is happening in the world, Childline have some helpful tips and advice to help you. Visit:

Childline

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If the war makes you feel upset, Newsround have some tips and advice to help you. Visit:

Advice if you are upset

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