The Wakefield Information Network (IN) is a register of families with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0 to 25 years, and practitioners who work with them. The IN is used to send out information about support and services, consultation exercises and a termly newsletter aimed at them.
The IN also includes information used for the Disabled Children’s Register, the Council has a statutory duty to keep and update the register although it is voluntary for people to join it. This register helps the Council and partners with planning what services and support may be needed in the area for children and young people. It will also inform the future needs of adult services across the Wakefield district.
The IN currently has 600 families registered, but the SEND Team would like to reach many more. The register helps to support families by offering the option of receiving information about training, support services, consultation and a regular newsletter. Families can also opt to receive a free Max Card, offering discounted entry to over 3000 venues across the country.
Below are downloadable information that explain in more detail how to register a family.