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Are you a parent or carer of a child or young person with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?

Are you a young person with SEND?

If so, why not drop-in to our free information day on Thursday 15 June? You’ll be able to browse the market place and find out more about ‘things to do’ in Barnsley, as well as gathering useful information about the services and support available to you in the following areas:

  • education
  • parent/carer support groups
  • health
  • social care
  • local/national charities
  • things to do for children, young people and families

When it’s happening

Date: Thursday 15 June 

Time: 9.30am to 7pm

Venue: Barnsley Football Club – East Stand – Hospitality Suite

Free parking and light refreshments provided


Time What’s happening
Doors open
Opening presentation
10.15am to 1.30pm
Market place/advice and information sessions
1.30 to 2.30pm
Lunch break
2.30 to 7pm
Market place/advice and info sessions

Who will be there

Education and specialist services

  • Greenacre School – drama performance to open the event and  practical demonstrations by students including health and beauty and horticulture
    (students will be leaving for 2.30pm)
  • Greenacre School Family Team
  • Opening Doors
  • Springwell Learning Community – looking into band performing in the morning
  • Barnsley College Department for Living and Work
  • Barnsley Education and Specialist Support Team (BESST)  and Educational, child and community  Psychology Service
  • Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review team
  • SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service)
  • Core Assets

Parent / carer support groups

  • Barnsley Down Syndrome Forum
  • Barnsley Parent and Carers Support and Lenas one for all

Health and social care

  • SALT (Speech and language therapy)
  • Childrens Therapy (Theratots)
  • Equipment and adaptations
  • 0-19 Children and Young peoples service
  • CAMHS and  4Thought
  • TADS (Therapies Anxiety Depression and Stress)
  • Department of Community Paediatrics
  • Disabled Childrens team and Learning Disability Nurses

Short Breaks

  • Newsome Avenue
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Snap Tin cafe
  • Shared Lives
  • Reds in the Community (Sports)
  • Positive Activities
  • Barnardo’s including R club and sibling support


  • The Brambles Nursing respite
  • Shared Lives
  • Community Enablement and Day Opportunities
  • Greenworks & Greenworks + Cannon Hall
  • Talent Match
  • Free to go travel

Charities and Voluntary agencies

  • Cerebra – no stall, but they are holding a Sleep issues workshop from 10.30 to 11.30am and will be available until 12 to answer questions.
  • MIND
  • My Barnsley Too – until lunch time

Community Safety

  • Hate Crime Officer South Yorkshire Police
  • South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue – until 3pm

Things to do

  • Family Information Service
  • Family Centres
  • Targeted Youth Support (sharing a stall with Positive Activities)
  • Targeted Information Advice and Guidance (TIAG)
  • Barnsley Museums
  • Barnsley Bookstart and Libraries
  • Aunty Agathas Little Big Sensory Shop