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On this page you can find current and previous consultations which are particularly relevant to families with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), practitioners or people are working with children and young people with SEND aged 0 to 25 years.

This means you can make comments or respond and your views will be taken into account when decisions are being made.

Emotional Wellbeing Support for Young People

The local NHS wants to find out what young people want and need when it comes to support with mental wellbeing. We want to hear from children, young people, parents, carers and adults about how they want this support to be provided.

Views can be given by completing a short survey. The survey is anonymous, but views will be used to help the local NHS create the right services.

Children and young people survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WFwellbeing/ 

 The below QR code can be used to access the survey:

QR code for survey

Parents and Carers survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/wellbeingparentcarer/


The below QR code can be used to access the parent / carer survey:

QR code for survey

Parents are invited to join an informal Zoom session just for parents on these dates:

Wednesday 30 June, 6pm - https://bit.ly/3gjdowu

Wednesday 7 July, 6pm - https://bit.ly/3x4mMe7


People can also text/ring their comments to 07970 204 924 or email wakccg.engagement@nhs.net.

You can also download, print and complete this paper copy of the survey. Please return to FREEPOST NHS WAKEFIELD CCG. This is free to do.

This survey will close on July 25th 2021.


West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Health Needs App

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership is funding a project to create a prototype of an app that aims to reduce barriers children and young people may face when accessing health and other services. Watch our short video to see a demo of the app prototype.

Then complete the survey to tell us what you think. Your feedback is really important in helping us to understand whether this will work in a range of settings. It will also help us to improve the app design.

If you're interested in supporting this project, please contact Kirstin and Gemma at mHabitat by emailing wearemhabitat@gmail.com


0-19 Health Services Survey from Wakefield Families Together

1. For parents/carers

📢 Calling all parents of 0-19 year olds

👀 Wakefield Council are reviewing their health visiting and school
nursing services

🗨️ And they need to know your thoughts so that they can improve!

➡️ Complete their survey at https://bit.ly/Wakefield019


2. For children and young people:

📢 Calling all young people aged 11-19

💬 Share your thoughts in our survey ✅❌ on the school nursing services
that you receive

👌 Without your views we can’t improve!

➡️ https://bit.ly/2Q3JvHd


Autism Strategy

Wakefield's Autism Strategy is going to be updated when new national guidance comes out. We welcome your thoughts on the current strategy and would like you to send those to Jo Rooney.


How do you like to find information on this website?

We have set up a very quick survey that will help us make this website a bit easier to use. It only takes a few seconds to answer and is also on our Facebook page. Thank you.

How do you like information to look?
Answer one question on this very quick survey about how you like information to look. This will help us improve our website. It only takes a few seconds to answer and is also on our Facebook page. Thank you.

Children and Young People's feedback about their short breaks - December 2018

Parent and Carer's feedback about short breaks - February 2019

Future Delivery Model feedback from parents, carers, children and young people and professionals - July 2019

You can also read a copy of the Final Short Breaks Enagagment Report by clicking on the link below.

Full Short Breaks Engagement Report


What are the plans going forward?

We would like to invite you to look at the Short Breaks Offer we are proposing to make available to children and young people across the Wakefield District from September 2020.

You can read about details of the proposed Short Breaks Offer in the document to download below. It also includes some frequently asked questions. This will be updated if we are asked more questions during the consultation process. 

Short Breaks 2020/21 Final Consultation - Frequently Asked Questions - October 2019

A number of consultation opportunities will be available to you to have your say from 11 November 2019 until 10 January 2020

We will be holding a FREE face to face event on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at The Glasshoughton Centre, Leeds Road, Glasshoughton, WF10 4PF. The day will be split into two sessions; morning and afternoon. You will get the chance to meet providers delivering services across the district, attend a short workshop about the new Short Breaks Offer followed by the opportunity to have your say.

Full details of the event and how to book are included in the document below.

Short Breaks Provider and Parent / Carer Networking Event

If you cannot attend the event, you can fill in our online questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ShortBreaksFinalConsultation.

Alternatively, you can download a paper copy of the questionnaire to complete below.

Short Breaks 2020/21 Final Consultation - Questionnaire

If you prefer you can call the SEND Development Team on 01924 302410 to tell us what you think. You can also email us at SEND@wakefield.gov.uk or write to us at SEND Development Team, County Hall, Room 230, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QW.

This is our last planned consultation about this model but remember all services are reviewed and looked at regularly.

After the consultation we will look at all the feedback received and review the Short Breaks Offer. We will take the final model to Elected Members (Cabinet) in March 2020 to ask for their approval to start to deliver the new Short Breaks Offer in September 2020.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your time and feedback you have already provided, and hope you can continue to work with us to help shape the future of short breaks across the Wakefield District.

For more information, you can contact the SEND Development Team by email at SEND@wakefield.gov.uk or telephone 01924 302410.

Last updated: 12/4/2022