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What the local authority expects education settings to offer

The Local Authority expects head teachers, governors and proprietors to carry out the legal duties in the SEN and Disability Code of Practice 2014: Schools must: ·         meet their Equality Act duties for pupils with disabilities; ·         use their ‘best endeavours’ to meet pupils’ SEN…

Finding somewhere to live - supported and independent living

SUPPORTED LIVING Supported living is defined as persons with special educational needs and/or disabilities living where and with whom they want, for as long as they want, with the ongoing support needed to sustain that choice. You may hear about supported living services during a…

Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Hub - Adults, Parents & Carers

This page offers a ‘one stop shop’ style directory to help adults, parents and carers in Barnsley take care of their emotional wellbeing.  Including links to support ranging from bereavement services to mental health first aid kits. As well as lots of local and national counselling services which meet a broad spectrum of…

Barnsley 0-19 Public Health Nursing Service

At the Barnsley 0-19 Public Health Nursing service the health and well-being of our children, young people, families, communities and staff is an absolute priority. We are monitoring and adapting to the pandemic situation as it unfolds. We are closely following Government advice and have…

Preparation for Adulthood (PfA)

During the development of the PfA strategy a range of sessions with parents/carers took place including online 1-1 sessions and physical/online focus groups. Some sessions were advertised through the Local Offer and others were held with groups who had previously expressed an interest in being…

NHS Barnsley Hospital Services

Barnsley Hospital provides a range of services that provide support, treatment and assessment for SEND children and young people. To find out more information on some of their services open the tabs below. Phone: 01226 730000 Address:  Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Gawber RoadBarnsleyS75 2EPGreat Britain

FREE Childcare for 2 year olds with SEND

All Two Year Olds who are in receipt of: Disability Living Allowance (DLA)  OR have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Can receive up to 15 hours FREE childcare a week to use in an Early Years setting such as a Day Nursery or with a Childminder.

SEND Childcare Stories and Testimonials

Choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision. This can be more challenging if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND) A useful source of information can be other parents who have shared similar experiences. They can give ideas about how to…

Autism Alert Photo ID Card.

South Yorkshire Police and the National Autistic Society have worked together to create a new Autism Alert Photo ID Card. The free, credit-card sized, Autism Alert cards are now in circulation to help police and other emergency services workers communicate with autistic residents more effectively,…
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