Welcome to the Walsall SENDIAS young people’s area. If you are aged 16-25 and live in Walsall, you are in the right place! On this page you can find out who we are, what we do, and how to contact us. We have also included some useful information and videos on this page. If there is something you think we should add to this page, please let us know.
We are Walsall SENDIAS. We are a free and impartial information, advice and support service available to everyone in Walsall.
Our team is made up of Catherine, Claire and Tanya. Find out more about them by clicking on their ‘meet me’ pages below:
We help young people who have special educational needs or a disability, we can give you advice and support and can help you make your views wishes clear to professionals.
Then we can help you!
If you are not sure if we are the service for you, contact us and we will be either be able to help you, or tell you about other organisations who can.
Download our service leaflet, for more information and details on how to contact us.
No, our service is confidential.
We will only talk to someone else about you if you ask us to or if we think that you are in danger.
We will help you to make your own decisions and won’t tell you what to do.
No, our service is completely free.
Email us: [email protected]
Call us: 01922 612008 (24 hour messaging service)
Find us on Facebook here or, contact an individual member of the team! Their contact details are on their ‘Meet Me’ pages above.
Here are some useful information documents that you might find helpful:
Our Easy Reads Minimum Standards document explains what you can expect from your local SENDIAS service and the following briefing note explains information, advice and support services in more detail.
The Council for Disabled Children website has lots of resources and help for young people.
Here is a leaflet produced by young people giving information about preparing for a review meeting.
Here are some other services available to you that you might find helpful:
The SEND Local Offer has information on all the local services and support for you, your parents and carers.
Inspire Group organise sports, activities and programmes for young people living in the Walsall area.
Resources for Autism – Offer a youth club for young people with autism aged 16-19 years along with one for 12 -18 year olds.
The West Bromwich Albion Foundation also run multi-sport sessions, SEND footballing activities and holiday camps throughout the year.
Family Action’ Family Line service provides emotional support, guidance and practical advice for family members aged 18+. The NSPCC also works with children and families across the country through face-to-face local services and its helpline.
IPSEA offers free information, advice and support to help you find the right education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Young Minds specialise in mental health support for young people, whenever you need it.