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Children and Young People

What is SENDiass?

This page is  for children and young people. If you are a parent/carer or professional seeking support on behalf of a child or young person you may wish to look at the other pages too.

The leaflet tells you about The Wakefield Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

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The internet can be really helpful but should be used in a safe way. These sites might be helpful to learn how you can do this:

Internet Matters

Think You Know

Technology or tech might mean a mobile phone, a laptop , tablet, computer or piece of equipment.

This Poster shows you ways to help you use tech  to read, write and keep in touch with other people. 

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Keeping healthy and well can be difficult – especially for your mental wellbeing. These places may help:

Kooth  is an online counselling service for young people aged 11-19 to access. The service is free and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The Mix is a website and support phone numbers for lots of different things that are important when you are aged under 25

Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.
You can call Childline on 0800 1111

Papyrus can help if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide.

All people with disabilities, no matter how old they are, are protected from discrimination by a law called the Equality Act. This includes making sure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ are made so that people with disabilities can fully take part in things such as education and employment. For children with disabilities, schools must make reasonable adjustments to make sure that they are not discriminated against. This could include providing extra support and aids (like specialist teachers or equipment).

If you think your school, college or the place where you work has not made changes and “reasonable adjustments” to support you we can help you to tell them you are not happy. Contact us at 

Here is a short video about asking for reasonable adjustments at hospital

You can find out more here



You might find it helpful to look at the Wakefield Local Offer to find out more about:

  • Things to do
  • Schools and colleges
  • Preparing for adulthood

You can also find out more on our Wakefield Local Offer page.

This leaflet tells you how we use anything you tell us about yourself.

The Wakefield Families Together website can help you find out more about the services and support available for you as a young person, as well as local groups and activities across the district.

Find out more at

Advocates are people who help you work out what you want to say and how to say it. When decisions are being made about your future, an Advocate can make sure you are involved and listened to.

If Wakefield is your Local Authority and you are a child in care, have a Child Protection Plan or an Education Health and Care Plan you should be able to have an Advocate.

You can download this document to find out more information including how to get in touch with them.

You can also visit their Facebook page.

WF-I-Can is an online resource for children and young people in Wakefield to find information, advice, and self-help tips. Find out more by visiting the website at

Anna Harrison is an Inclusion Worker, she makes sure that everyone can have a say about our service. You can find about more about Anna and how to contact her by downloading this document.

Our factsheets tell you how to find the right help and support for lots of different things to do with your life. You can find them on our Factsheets page.

The Council for Disabled Children helps young people with additional needs or a disability to get help and support.

The Information, Advice & Support Services Network for SEND has advice and information about support services.

Citizens Advice can help tell you with your rights. Your rights are things that in law you should be able to have or that other people are not allowed to do

Young sibs give information and tips for young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition  




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