Resource documents and links to useful information, as well as local contacts and national organisations.
|Disability Access Fund (DAF) grant||Grant for three and four year old children who are in receipt of child Disability Living Allowance and are receiving the free entitlement.|
|Early Years Inclusion Grant||
Grant for early years providers to help them support the needs of individual children with lower level or emerging SEN.
|Education, health and care plans||
Legal document which states the support that a child or young person needs to make good progress in their education.
Access point for information about services and support for children and young people from birth to 25, with a special educational need or disability (SEND), and their families.
|Making a referral to social care||
Guidance for making a referral to social care.
Short breaks offer an opportunity for a disabled child to experience enjoyable activities suitable to their needs whilst giving parents, carers and siblings a valuable break from their caring responsibilities.
|Special educational needs assessments||
An assessment to build up a complete picture of a child or young person’s special educational needs to decide how to support them.
|Two year entitlement||
Provides free childcare for eligible two year olds who may be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or have an Education, Health and Care Plan.
Publications and legislation
|Equality Act 2010|
|SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years|
|SEND guide for parents and carers|
|SEND reforms 1-pager|
|Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school|
|Working together to safeguard children|
|Barnsley Education Inclusion Service||
Specialist team of professionals with knowledge and experience of meeting the needs of children and young people with SEND, offering schools and settings tailored support.
|Barnsley Educational, Child and Community Psychology Service||
Work alongside other professionals to offer a range of support packages to address all kinds of child and adolescent development issues.
|Barnsley paediatric therapy services||
Work with babies and children up to 16 years old who have physical problems such as delay in development, physical disabilities, difficulties with hand function, specific co-ordination difficulties.
|Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership||
Responsible for bringing local services together to plan and agree how best to keep children and young people in the area safe.
|Children’s Resource Allocation Group (CRAG)||
An internal resource allocation panel whose purpose is to provide access for children, young people and their families to appropriate support programs through multi-agency collaboration involving key Children and Young People’s Trust (C&YPT) partners.
|Children’s community learning disability nursing team||Support children with a learning disability and / or autistic spectrum condition aged 0 to 17 years old.|
Deliver joined-up early help services for children from pre-birth up to 19 years (or 25 years if the young person has a disability). Bring together practitioners from a range of universal, targeted and specialist services in each local area.
|Family Information and Involvement Officer||
Their role is to support families of children and young people with a disability or complex health need.
|Family Information Service (FIS)||
FIS support families on an individual basis, offering tailored support to suit individual circumstances.
Qualified, registered nurses who hold a higher education qualification. They've had extra training and developed unique skills in promoting child, family and public health, child development and safeguarding children.
|Quality Improvement Officers||
Support and advise all childcare providers in Barnsley including family centres, childminders and day nurseries, with the aim of supporting these to deliver high quality services to children and families.
|Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice Support Service (SENDIASS)||
SENDIASS offers free, confidential and impartial information, guidance, advice and support to children, young people and parents and carers of children and young people between up to 25 years old with SEND.
|ADHD Foundation||Work to improve the well being, educational attainment and life chances through better understanding of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties.|
Charity providing support and information for people living with allergies.
|Child Autism UK||
Provide services to enable children to overcome difficulties with communication, learning and life skills.
Support families, bring them together, and help families to campaign, volunteer and fund raise to improve life for themselves and others.
|Council for disabled children||
Brings together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers for the disabled children's sector.
|Dyslexia Action||Dyslexia training provider.|
|Independent Parental Special Education Advice||Charity providing information and advice to help get the right education for children and young people with SEND.|
|Inclusive Solutions||Offer a range of inclusion oriented services including casework, person centred planning, training and community building.|
|National Autistic Society||UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families.|
|National Children's Bureau||Provide a system of education, health and social care services to strengthen families and help children overcome challenges that can hold them back.|
|RNIB||Leading sight loss charity and community of blind and partially sighted people.|
|SEND Gateway||One-stop shop for all things SEND from the National Association for Special Educational Needs|
|Scope||Disability equality charity.|
|Young Minds||Children and young people's mental health charity.|