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11-16 year olds - Secondary Years

About

This section of the website allows you to search for information, support and services which have been tagged as appropriate for children and young people aged 11-16 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families as well as practitioners who may work with them.

It includes details about education, health and social care services as well as things to do across the Wakefield district and, where appropriate, out of district or online.

Once you have had a look at the information on the website, if you know about a service or provider not on the Wakefield Local Offer but you feel it should be, please click on Joining the Local Offer. The more information we include about what the local area has to offer, the better the choice of services and support for families.



How to find information


You can search this section of the website by clicking on any of the categories listed below. You will be taken to a search results page where you can use the additional filters available to refine the search results even more.

You can also use the Search available on every page of the website, for more details about how to make the best use of this, please click on How to use the site

Categories of Information

The list of the categories you can search on this section of the Local Offer website are:

Education Providers – for details of educational provisions within the Wakefield district and out of area providers. You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of provider e.g. Secondary, Special Educational Need, Age and Post Code.

 

Information & Support – for details of support available in education, health and social care, support groups for parents, carers and young people, signposting services, guidance and legislation.  You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of information and support e.g. education, Special Educational Need, Age and Post Code.

 

Things to do – for information about targeted and specialist activities, groups and places you can go for families with children and young people with SEND. You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of activity e.g. clubs and groups, Special Educational Need, Age, Post Code, When/Day and Frequency.

 

Money Matters – for information about benefits, grants and discounts available. You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of Special Educational Need, Age and Post Code.

 

Employment – for information about different types of work and routes into employment available. You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of Special Educational Need, Age and Post Code.

 

Training & Advice Sessions – for details of training and advice sessions offered for parents/carers and practitioners who work with families. You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of Special Educational Need, Post Code and When/Day.

 

Housing  age 16+ years only - for information about different housing options available in the local area. You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of Special Educational Need, Age and Post Code.

 

Childcare – for details of where to find out about suitable childcare that may be available. You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of Special Educational Need, Age and Post Code.

 

Health Providers – for details of health services available in the local area including community services, therapy services and hospices. You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of provider e.g. community services, Special Educational Need, Age and Post Code.

 

Travel – find out about travel passes and travel training as well as support available when you are out and about and travel tips. You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of information e.g. passes, Special Educational Need, Age and Post Code.

 

Social Care Providers – details of the approved providers, care agencies and council run provisions available in the local area. You will also be able to filter the search results by the type of provider e.g. approved provider, Special Educational Need, Age and Post Code.

 

Preparing for adult life – takes you to the section about what needs to be considered when preparing for adult life, employment and living independently as well as the services support available to help with this.



How to save information


You can save and print pages from the Local Offer website by using the My favourites function available.

Details you save will stay in My favourites until you delete them but you will need to save any favourite pages you have on each separate device i.e. smart phone, laptop, iPad etc you may use to look at the website.

Please note, if you do decide to print out information, you may need to double check the details are still up to date when you use it as pages on the website can be updated at any time.

For more details about saving and printing pages, please read How to use the site.



Who to contact if you need help


If you have problems finding information on the website or would like more help and support, you can contact the Wakefield Early Support, Advice and Information Liaison Service or WESAIL.

This service is provided on behalf of Wakefield Council by Barnardo’s and you can contact them directly by calling 01924 304152, email wakefieldlocaloffer@barnardos.org.uk 

You can find out more about WESAIL here.



How to tell us about a problem


If you come across a broken link, see information which looks out of date or if you think information you want to know is missing from the Local Offer, you can use the Feedback facility to tell us about a particular page or you can contact us.

Last reviewed: 13/03/2018