In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19 many SEND support services are suspending face-to-face meetings and are instead asking people to phone or e-mail instead.
Due to COVID-19 we have made this information available to you online.
Download the introductory pack contents here:
Wakefield Early Support Advice Information Liaison (WESAIL) is available to parents and carers of a child or a young person, who has, or may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years who are living within the Wakefield District.
This service is also available to young people themselves and those working with families.
Wakefield Early Support, Advice,Information and Liaison (WESAIL) provides a free, confidential and impartial service - which means we do not take sides and try to ensure everyone is given opporunities to express their views and feel listened to.
WESAIL offers information covering a range of matters relating to Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) including education, health, social care, personalisation, personal budgets along with benefits and leisure.
The aim of the WESAIL service is to support children, young people, their parents, carers and families by providing information to navigate systems and processes so that they can play an active role in decision making about matters relating to their or their children's health, education, social care to support and empower them in meeting their child's needs and promoting self-advocacy.
Referrals for support can be made by telephone or directly to the service by either
Please note we do not offer appointments at our stated office address.
Due to Covid these are currently on hold.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01924 304152 if you require any assistance or have any queries.
Please find below our new “Distance Learning workshops”.
These have been designed to be used flexibly - either independently; virtually such as in a team meeting or as a *face to face workshop (*where social distancing rulings can be met).
Please be sure to complete and return the evaluation forms as detailed in order that we can continually improve our resources.
An Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD):Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder PowerPoint Presentation
To find out about our policies on how we may use your details, our service and what to do it you have a complaint about WESAIL, please see the policies listed below.
An easy read version of the standards is available to download below.IASS Minimum Standards - Easy Read Version
If you live outside the Wakefield District, you can find details of the SENDIASS service in your area by visiting the Information, Advice and Support Services website.