Council offers new service for children

10 November 2014
PR 4773

A new online information service for children with special needs and disabilities has been launched by Wakefield Council.

The 'Local Offer' forms part of the national Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reforms and has been introduced after speaking with parents, carers and young people. It will help to support children and young people aged between 0-25 years old.

Parents, carers and guardians can find information on a range of education, health and social care services including educational psychology, learning support, children with complex care needs, activities and events, transport, post 16 education, special schools and specialist provision as a part of the newly designed website.

Cllr Olivia Rowley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said: “This important online service will offer information, guidance, support and advice to parents, carers and young people with special needs and disabilities.

“This web based service is about placing children and young people at the heart of everything we do and I am pleased we have been able to do this by listening to parents, colleagues and children.”

The 'Local Offer' has been developed in partnership with parents, children and young people, Wakefield Early Support Advice Information and Liaison service, NHS as well as schools, colleges and the Connexions service.

For further information visit