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Wakefield Early Support Advice Information and Liaison Service (WESAIL)

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Who we are

We are a service available to parents and carers of a child or a young person, who has, or may have, Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years who are living within the Wakefield District.

This service is also available to young people themselves and those working with families.

We are jointly funded by Wakefield Council and Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group

What we do

Who can access the service?

Families and young people living within the Wakefield district that are caring for a child or a young person, aged 0 to 25 years old, with special educational needs or a disability.

How much does it cost?

The services are free for families and young people living within the Wakefield district.

When is it available?

Monday to Friday 9.00-17.00 by phone or email – please note we do not hold meetings at our stated office. We will endeavor to get back to you within 72 hours of leaving a message.

How to access the service

Referrals for support can be made:

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Wakefield Local Offer

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On Eventbrite you can book your place onto one of our Parent Training Workshops. To find your nearest one, type in "wesail" into the search bar. Once you have registered, you'll receive a confirmation email, and a reminder closer to the date. Find out more via our workshop brochure.


We have produced several factsheets on a range of topics to support parents:


These videos well help you understand what a SENDIASS service does and how it can help:


Barnardo’s respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data and being transparent about how we collect and use your data. We will comply with any data protection legislation currently in force. Here is our Privacy Notice.


We take it very seriously if you are not happy with the service we provide. We want you to tell us your concerns so we can put things right when we need to. If you need to complain, we have a Complaints Procedure.


Telephone: 01924 304152


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Address: Barnardo’s Wakefield, Castleford Civic Centre, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, WF10 4JH

Contact address

Barnardo's, Room 249
Castleford Civic Centre
Ferrybridge Road
West Yorkshire
WF10 4JH

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Phone: 01924 304152

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