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Guidance and Useful Links


ADDISS, The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service, provide information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals.

Telephone: 020 8952 2800


All Disabilities

Contact a Family is a UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children, no matter what their disability or health condition. They enable parents to get in contact with other families, both on a local and national basis.


National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism and Asperger syndrome and their families.  They provide information, support, pioneering services and run a number of campaigns to raise awareness.

Resources for Autism provide a range of support services for both children/young people and their families, including autism-specific home/community support for all ages and autism-specific parent/carer groups. They also offer autism-specific play and youth clubs and holiday playschemes for children and young people aged 8-19 years old.


The Dyslexia SPLD trust is a collaboration of voluntary and community organisation with funding from the Department of Education to provide reliable information for parents, teachers and the wider sector. It can provide specific information and guidance on how to support children and young people with dyslexia.

Email:  info@thedyslexia-spldtrust.org.uk
Tel: 01344 381564

Dyslexia Action is a charity that provides services and support for people of all ages.  The website includes information for parents and carers, including a reading list for reluctant readers.  Local centres in the UK provide assessment and tutor facilities.  All Dyslexia Action Centres offer free half hour consultations as well as assessments, screening, tuition and consultancy.

Dyspraxia/Development Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Dyspraxia Foundation can help to find sources of support.  It publishes a range of leaflets, booklets and books on aspects the condition.

Tel:  01462 454986

Mental Health

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.  They provide information and support for anyone worried about a child or young person’s behaviour and mental health, including information regarding symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of common mental health and behaviour concerns, especially for parents and carers.

Parent helpline:  0808 802 5544

Young Mind’s A-Z gives you advice on how to help your child with specific mental health conditions, and life events which might be negatively affecting their wellbeing.

Anna Freud vision is a world where children and families are supported effectively to build on their strengths and to achieve their goals in life.

The Hub of Hope is the world’s first of its kind mental health database bringing grassroots and national mental health services together in one place for the first time ever.


NSPCC  help prevent abuse, rebuild children’s lives and support families.



Special Needs Jungle provides parent-led information resources and informed opinion about children and young people.

KIAS is committed to providing you with high-quality information, advice and support with special educational needs or disability enquiries on either 01422 266141 or 0300 330 1504.

Speech and Language Therapy

I can provide a range of information services, help and advice for parents about speech, language and communication.  It includes a free call-back service with a speech and language therapist as well as ‘Talking Point’ which is a website dedicated to speech and language issues. It also offers an assessment service.

Email: help@ican.org.uk

The Communication Trust’s vision is that working together we support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.


Kirklees Council outline what you cannot do in Kirklees in addition to the national guidance.

Get in Touch

Head Teacher Alison Ward

Engage Academy

Park Road
WF17 5LP

Telephone01924 476449


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