The PFBA held a Listening Event on 25th November with the focus on mental health support services for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs. Here is a link to the listening event: https://pfba.org.uk/mental-health-focused-listening-event/
Bradford Local Offer
Bradford Local Offer provides information about; services, activities and provisions for children and young people with a special educational needs. This is directory of services.
Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)
Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.
Contact is a national information and advice service for families of disabled children.
You can call their free helpline on 0808 808 3555.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Specialist Assessment and Support Service
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Specialist Assessment and Support Service covers specialist assessment and support when it appears that a child may require individual special educational, social care and/or continuing health care provision. This happens if their needs cannot be met by mainstream services even with additional support from within those services.
This service includes the following teams:
- Special educational needs (SEN) assessment
- Children with Complex Health or Disabilities Team (Social Care)
- Children's continuing health care
- Specialist Personal Advisors for education, employment and training
Phone: 01274 435600
The Parents' Forum
The Parents' Forum for Bradford and Airedale works to support parents and carers of disabled/SEN children and young people in the Bradford and Airedale area. We empower parents/carers by influencing positive changes in health, education and social care policies and practices for families, children and young people with disabilities/additional needs.
They also have a list of a range of mental health services https://pfba.org.uk/mental-health-support/
Telephone: 01274 397396
The Bradford Partnership
If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child in the Bradford District, these are the numbers that you can call for advice and to make a referral:
- During office hours call Children's Social Care Initial Contact Point - 01274 435600 - (8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday)
- At all other times, Social Services Emergency Duty Team - 01274 431010
- If you have reason to believe that a child is at immediate risk of harm, contact the police on 999
Working Together to Safeguard Children – the Bradford partnership website (previously Bradford Safeguarding Children’s Board) https://www.saferbradford.co.uk/children/
First Response crisis service offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven experiencing a mental health crisis.
Telephone: 01274 221 181
The Healthy Minds Digital Doorway is a resource brought to you by the mental health charity Mind in Bradford. Our aim is to provide an easy to use mental health and wellbeing portal. It was founded as a platform for everyone in the Bradford District and Craven.
Witherslack group provide inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life-changing experiences and countless stories of success. They have a range of free webinars:
Carers’ Resource exists to support unpaid carers
Carers Resource provide information, advice and support to carers, to the people they care for, and to professionals who work with them.
Carers’ Resource is an independent, award-winning Yorkshire charity, which is open to everyone, of any age, race, religion or needs. They offer emotional and practical help to enable unpaid carers to cope.
A carer is anyone who, without payment, provides help and support to a family member, friend or neighbour, who, due to disability, physical or mental health condition, illness, frailty, or addiction, cannot cope without their support.
Whilst this service is primarily for the Highlands, not Bradford specific, they have some useful resources and information on SEND that may be relevant or helpful.
Kooth and Quell
Kooth and Qwell are digital mental health platforms which provide free, safe and anonymous support.
Kooth is available for young people aged 11-18 living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. Children and young people have access to articles written by young people, can join forums to receive peer-to-peer support, access self-help materials and keep a daily journal.
Qwell is an anonymous site which helps adults to feel safe and confident in exploring their concerns and seeking professional support. There are no waiting lists, no referrals and no thresholds required to access and delivered by Kooth plc, the UK’s largest digital mental health provider.
West Yorkshire ADHD Support Group
WYADHD are here to support the ADHD community within West Yorkshire; this includes both adults and children with or suspected of having ADHD, and also their parents/carers and siblings.
Email us at email@example.com
Call us on 0113 8563459