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PCAN (Parents of Children with Additional Needs)

PCAN is the independent, parent-led forum in Kirklees for all parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs aged from birth to 25 years.


Kirklees Local Offer

The Kirklees Local offer should give families of children of special educational needs and disabilities (aged 0-25) useful information across the many subjects they need to find out about.

Click here to learn more.



KIAS (formerly known as Parent Partnership Service) is a statutory, free, impartial and confidential service, working with parents/carers, children and young people. The service offers information, advice and support relating to a child or young person’s Special Educational Needs and/or disability and is available to anybody living within the Kirklees area.


Northorpe Hall

Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust is an independent charity, working closely with NHS and Kirklees Council health and care services. Our staff and volunteers provide essential services supporting the health and wellbeing of Kirklees children, young people and families and we aim to continue to provide support safely throughout the coronavirus situation.



We offer mental and emotional health support on the telephone, face-to-face and in groups. We work alongside families to help them support their children and to find and access other local support services.


Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire - Children's Service

We provide one-to-one home based care in the home, to give parents/carers a break from their caring responsibilities. Our staff will take over your role and carry out any care tasks that you would normally do and provide activities and stimulation suitable for your child which they may need and enjoy.


Community Plus

The Community Plus Service works with people in our communities to achieve positive outcomes and help them to remain independent and in control of their lives.


Kirklees Council Local Offer

Kirklees Local Offer is aimed at providing information about the support and services that children and young people aged 0-25, who have special educational needs and disabilities, and their families can get in one place.


Kirklees Community Directory

Looking for local groups? You can find over 2,500 local community organisations in this directory.



Providing essential equipment which meets the current and long-term specialist needs of disabled children and young people (up to their 19th birthday) and their families.


Accessible Holidays - Ruddi's Retreat

It is our aim to help families with seriously ill children to have access to a holiday home for free! We want to help families with young children suffering from the effects and after effects of Cancer Treatment, Life Limiting Illnesses or Bereavement to enjoy a family holiday together with minimal financial cost and maximum fun!


Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

This scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.


SENTAS - Special Education Needs Transport Advocacy Service

This website provides families with Information on home-to-school transport including the legislation and statutory government guidance that surround this issue.


Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire Trust Finches Children's Activity Centre

Working with Kirklees Council Children with a Disability Service, CTMY run two weekly activity centres for children and young people aged from 6 to 17 years at Oxfield Court in Huddersfield and Sensory World in Dewsbury.