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Local SEND Support Services

In this section you will find links to Local SEND Support Services 

Deaf Friends Barnsley

Deaf Friends Barnsley provides a support network for children and their families affected by hearing loss. They do this through various activities such as bowling, cinema trips and craft sessions. We aim to meet as often as possible.

Find out more by clicking the links below: 

Deaf Friends Barnsley 

Deaf Friends Barnsley Facebook 

Contact info:




Focus4Vision is a  newly formed group created by Barnsley parents for Barnsley parents.  It is a group where parents and carers of Barnsley children can support each other on their journey.  You will also gain useful information, tips and details of events in the local area. 

We invite parents/carers  of children and young people with vision needs to join our face book page Focus4Vision Parents and Families Group

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We welcome all new families and love to make new friends!


Who to contact

Contact Name

Karen Clayton

Contact Position

Specialist Advisory Teacher




DIAL Barnsley

DIAL offers advice and information to adults and children with disabilities and/or long-term health problems.

Please see the download on the right of this page for information on how DIAL have been helping disabled people and their families in Barnsley during Covid 19 Lockdown (17 March-28 May 2020)

You can find out more by clicking the links below:

DIAL Barnsley 

DIAL Barnsley Website

Contact info:

01226 240273


The Barnsley Safe Place Scheme

The Barnsley Safe Places Scheme can be used to get help if you feel unsafe.  You can go to a Safe Place if you’re lost, have somebody harassing you, or feel worried for another reason. 

If you’re the parent of a SEND child and are worried about them being vulnerable, the Safe Place Scheme can help provide a place for them to go if something happens.

How it works

Look for the Safe Places window sticker. If you need help, you can go into any of these places and tell staff you need a safe place. They'll contact your family or carer to come and help.

You can register here to be updated on new Safe Places, but you do not need to register to use the scheme.

Where to find Safe Places

You can email us for a list of Safe Places.

Check the AccessAble website if you need to see if a Safe Place is accessible.

Barnsley Asperger's Parent Support Group

Barnsley Asperger's Parent Support Group is a support group for parents and carers of young people with Asperger’s Syndrome. They support parents through their own experiences. They have regular guest speakers to give parents information on a wide range of subjects. 

They meet at 6:30pm on the third Wednesday of each month.

To get involved, please click on the link to their Facebook group below for further information.

There are limited places for children to attend a supervised kids club. These need to be pre booked and costs £2.50 with a drink and snack included. 

Learning Disability Services (Community)

What is the service all about?

This service is a community health service for people with learning disabilities. It offers support to improve health and wellbeing. It includes psychiatry, psychology, specialist learning disability nursing, therapists and an intensive support team with many different skills.

How do I refer into the service?

Anyone can make a referral either for themselves or a person with a learning disability.

The referral criteria are:

  • Adults over 18 with a diagnosed learning disability whose needs cannot be met in mainstream services.
  • Adults seeking a diagnosis of learning disability – psychology only.
  • Young people in transition from children’s services who need highly specialised support.


Contact info:

01226 645237

Click here to find out more about the service.

Mencap Barnsley

Mencap are a national charity. They are working for a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. If you are the parent of a child with SEND then they can provide support you may need.

They provide a range of services from round-the-clock support to helping someone get involved in local leisure activities.

To find out more, please use the links below:

Contact info:

0808 808 1111

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