*Please also see the "Parents and Carers" section and you can find Nationwide links
Wakefield Educational Psychologist Service (EPS) have developed a guidance document for schools/settings and practitioners regarding Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) . If anyone has any questions about the materials, please get in touch as follows:
Professionals -please email EPS@wakefield.gov.uk or ring 01924 307403.
If you are a Parent/carer viewing this page, please speak to your child's school/setting or get in contact with the professional who is supporting your family.
The Council for Disabled Children provides information on support on wide range of topics.
One section is on delivering quality annual reviews
They also have training relating to Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP)
The CDC have provided online training specifically for those providing health advice
Coram Children's Legal Centre is a useful website promoting children's rights.
The Autism Education Trust have designed a collection of toolkits to help more autistic young people access sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities. The resources will help employers to develop their awareness and understanding of autism. They will support the hiring and retaining of talented autistic young people.
United Response is a charity that supports people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs, at home and in the community.
The Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium is a partnership between Mott MacDonald, the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), with Mott MacDonald as the lead contractor. The consortium will provide a range of services to support Local Authorities and their partners with implementation of the SEND Reforms
National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) is a charitable membership organisation that supports all education practitioners by providing relevant Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL), resources, advice, information and much more to enable staff to meet the needs of all pupils including pupils with learning differences
Contact may be helpful for support as a professional & information on training available.
Equality Human Rights provides a range of information on disability as a protected characteristic including supporting service users and employees
The Children's Bowel & Bladder charity provide a guide for professionals on managing continence for children and young people in settings
The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists have developed a free e-learning course designed to support those working with children and young people with mental health needs. The tool aims to improve understanding of children and young people who have both mental health needs (or social emotional and mental health needs – SEMH) and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
There are a number of national sites that you may wish to look at, which you can find on our useful links page.