Extra support for children with additional needs

We are delighted to be funding a fantastic series of sports sessions for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

What will the programme provide? 

The programme will give vulnerable children aged 8-18 a safe space to try new sports and meet new people, giving a vital boost to their mental and physical health.

Will the activities be free? 

A range of activities are available – all for free. Participants will have the chance to shape what’s on offer to them.

Where will the sessions take place?

Weekly sessions are taking place in both Dewsbury and Huddersfield. The sessions are funded by the council and operated by the Huddersfield Town Foundation. Places can be easily booked online.

Cllr Viv Kendrick, Cabinet member for Children, said:

“All children have suffered during the pandemic, but it’s often the most vulnerable who face the biggest challenges.

“Supporting young people with SEND is incredibly important to us. We want to break down barriers, provide opportunities and create safe and inclusive places for them to thrive.

“Sports and activities are a great way to improve health and meet new people. Our free sessions could benefit many hundreds of children and families, helping them to enjoy the best start in life.

“The programme also includes workshops on vital things like resilience, first aid and employability, so we are also aiming to give youngsters personal support and valuable life skills.”

Find out more

You can find more information, and the booking details, on our Local Offer website. The Local Offer is a great place to discover all the news about local activities, services and support for children and young people with SEND.