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Barnardo’s Bradford Parent and Young People's Partnership Service (PYPPS)

(formerly Bradford Parent Partnership Service)

01274 481183 (9am - 5pm)

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Bradford Parent and Young People’s Partnership Service (PYPPS) is a partnership between Barnardo’s and City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC).

The service was established in 1995 (then known as Parent Partnership Service) to provide independent and impartial support, advice and information for parents/carers of children who have or may have special educational needs (SEN). Following the Children and Families Act 2014, the service has expanded to provide support for children and young people along with their parents/carers. The Act replaces statements of special educational needs with Education Health Care Plans, which cover children and young people aged 0 – 25 years. This is also described in the SEN Code of Practice 2014.

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special education provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions

They may experience difficulties with:

  • all of the work in school or educational setting
  • reading, writing, number work or understanding information
  • expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
  • making friends or relating to adults
  • behaving properly in school
  • organising themselves
  • sensory or physical needs which may affect them in school.

Please see our how we can help page for details of the services we provide within Bradford.

An Urdu/Punjabi speaking member of the team is available to help parents and carers from the South Asian communities as required.

We also have a member of the team who speaks Czech/Slovak to support the Eastern European community.

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