Our service is a statutory service provided at an arms’ length from Kirklees Local Authority (LA) and is based in Dewsbury Town Hall, Dewsbury. The service is free and totally confidential and is about parents and education.
- We offer support young people and parents and carers of children who have already been identified as having special educational needs.
- We also support any parents or carers who are concerned that their child may have special educational needs.
- We work with all individuals and services involved.
Statutory means the Local Authority are legally obligated to provide the service and it is funded by the Government. The Local Authority are required to provide a service which acts independently and impartially – able to challenge local policy and practice.
Our service operates an appointment system, whereby callers will be given a choice of appointments for our Helpline operator to contact them. This may be anything between 2 and 7 days in advance, depending on volume and availability.