SEND Partnership newsletter - January

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SEND Partnership newsletter - January 2022


Hello and welcome

The Bradford Local Offer website is designed to support families, parents and carers with children and young people with SEND and can help you find other services and provisions that are available to you in the Bradford district and surrounding areas. You can visit the Bradford Local Offer here.

Bradford Parent/Carer  EHCP workshops

EHCP workshops being run by the PFBA for this half term on the following dates. If you are applying for an EHCP, already have one or need some advice in preparation for your annual review we recommended attending a workshop.

  • Thursday 27th January
  • Thursday 17th February
  • Monday 21st March

The workshops will be held at the PFBA offices from 10.30am to 1.30pm. For further information please visit the PFBA website.

Participants will get a pack of notes, refreshments and a light lunch, as well as plenty of time to discuss their own EHCP related issues.

To book or find out more please email

cartoon figures of a man and woman using a website

Bradford SEND Local Offer website refresh 2022

The Local offer website is an essential part of how we promote SEND services and share information in Bradford with parents/carers and this year the website is due a refresh.

Our Local Offer website has been successfully helping parents/carers and children and young people with SEND find services and provisions to support their needs and enhance their lives. Recent co-production events and feedback from the website have given us many new ideas to improve this service, so we have started a project to fully refresh the website during 2022.

Do you have new ideas and suggestions that would make your Local Offer website even better? We want to hear your voice on how we can improve the website and to give you even better support from this service.

Please send your suggestions and ideas to us.

Bradford SENDIASS – SEMH workshop

SEMH workshop poster

Bradford SENDIASS are running an SEMH workshop on Monday the 31st Jan and Wednesday 2nd February 9.30am - 12.30pm.

The course will give an overview of what is SEMH, where to go for support and what you can expect from school. A toolkit of strategies to help you support your child’s needs will also be shared.

Book a place now

Preparation For Adulthood term-time sessions

Preparation for Adulthood course details

SNOOP have places available on Thursdays from 3pm – 6pm on their new ‘Preparation for Adulthood’ sessions during term-time. 

The course is for people aged 14-25 years with a learning disability and/or autism and are entering or already in the process of preparing to leave school or college and moving into adulthood. 

Parent/carer involvement also plays a part in this new session where, working together with the young person and the parent/carer, we look at planning for what makes a good life for the young person with learning disabilities and/or autism and the importance of being involved in the process. 

To enquire about a place please call SNOOP on 01274 292126. 

School of Rock and Media

The School of Rock and Media offers a range of alternative activities, courses and 'Into Employment' sessions for children and young people in the Bradford District with SEND.

If you have a child or young person who is not quite sure what to do next when they leave school or perhaps college is not for them, take a look at the links below which could inspire you on your journey.

Early Years Spaces

Nursery places available at SNOOP

SNOOP has early education funded places available (15 and 30 hours) in their nursery ‘Tadpoles’. They have available places  for 2,3 and 4-year-olds and have experience and expertise in supporting children with SEND.

Please contact Tadpoles Nursery at SNOOP on 01274 292126 or email for further information.





Tadpoles Nursery

Down Syndrome Bradford – Training and Support

Down Syndrome Bradford have been busy rescheduling training courses and workshops for the coming months. A number of the workshops have now been moved to online workshops.

See the spring/summer 2022 training booklet for more information or visit the Down Syndrome Bradford website.

SEND Inspection

Bradford is still awaiting its Local Area SEND Inspection from Ofsted. Thank you to all the parents who have expressed an interest in supporting during this process. We will be in touch as and when we hear anything.

And finally....

HPV vaccine and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism

January is Cervical Cancer Screening Prevention month and SNOOP  are raising awareness of the importance of the HPV vaccine with parent/carers of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. 

Parent/carers of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism may not think that taking up the HPV vaccine when it is offered via schools is not necessary or that their child/young person would be at risk.  This is a common misconception. We would encourage parent/carers to ‘Think Twice’ about refusing the HPV vaccination and we hope that the following information is helpful to them in making and informed choice.

What is HPV?  Did you know……

  • HPV stands for the ‘Human Papilloma Virus’
  • It is a very common virus. There are over 100 types of this virus. There are NO SYMPTOMS. 
  • Most people will be infected with it as some point in their life
  • Most people will never know they had it.
  • You do not have to have had penetrative sex to get the virus.  You can get the virus by close contact.
  • Usually the body’s immune system gets rid of the virus naturally, but when the immune system does not clear the infection, it can start to cause damage that may eventually cause cancer.

What is the HPV vaccine?

  • The HPV vaccine or ‘human papilloma virus vaccine’ helps to protect against cancers caused by HPV, including:
  • Cervical cancer
  • Some mouth, throat, head and neck cancers
  • Some cancers of the anal, penis and genital areas
  • It also helps to protect against genital warts.

Who Can get the vaccine?

  • Girls and boys are eligible for the HPV vaccine (girls since 2008 - boys since 2019)
  • There are two injections: the first in Year 8 (aged 12-13), the second 6 or 12 months after.  It is important to have both.
  • If you missed the vaccination in school you can get it free on the NHS up until your 25th. Contact your GP as soon as possible
  • If you are over 15 years of age you will need to have three injections

If any parent/carers or organisations would like a health awareness raising information session via Zoom or face-to-face (Covid restrictions dependent) please contact


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