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You can find details of recent past consultations on this page. 

Springwell Stakeholder Consultation: September 2023

Wellspring Academy Trust and Barnsley Council were proposing the following:

  • That the number on roll at Springwell Special School be extended to 132.
  • That 16 pupils will be based at a newly refurbished satellite in Kendray

The consultation period ran from 18th September to 13th October 2023.

  • 💻 It was available online: here 
  • 📧 Copies could be requested by email:
  • 📝 Or in writing: Springwell Learning Community, St Helen's Blvd, Barnsley, S71 2AY

Wellspring academy trust also held face-to-face consultation events at the Springwell Learning Community building on the below dates: 

  • 📅 Thursday 28th September 2023 from 3.30pm until 5.30pm
  • 📅 Thursday 12th October 2023 from 3.30pm until 5.30pm

Find out more:

Findings of this consultation will be published as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can contact the Wellspring Academy Trust at

Post -16 Offer Survey August 2023

BMBC consulted with stakeholders over the Post-16 Offer for Barnsley Young People with SEND.

The purpose of the Post-16 Offer consultation was:

  • To enable children and young people with SEND to understand their options when they leave school, get the right level of support and make a successful transition into adulthood.

The consultation was open from 7th August until 21st August 2023.

  • 💻 It was available online here
  • 📱 Support was available over the phone by contacting the Families Information Service on 0800 0345 340, who would arrange a call back from the officer leading the consultation.
  • 🌐 The consultation was widely shared across BMBC social media channels.  

Find out more:

See what changes have happened to the Post-16 offer here

SEND Co-Production Survey May 2023

In May 2023 Barnsley Council published a survey to find out how parents and carers of children and young people with SEND in Barnsley want to work together with the local authority and partners to shape decisions made about SEND services.

The survey told us:

  • That you want to be involved in co-production
  • That you want a plan for how we do co-production in Barnsley
  • What should be in the plan
  • You would like a mixed-method approach to co-production
  • How you want to get communications about co-production

💻 It was available online and was shared widely with the chance to complete the survey in person at the regular SEND Local Offer Drop-in 

📱 Or contacting Alex Taylor (SEND Participation Officer) by phone.

Find out more:

Read the results summary here

Short Breaks Consultation Summer 2023

Barnsley Council asked for feedback about Short Breaks. They wanted to make sure that families have the opportunity to tell the Council how they feel about Short Breaks and what else they would like to see offered.

The consultation was open throughout the summer. 

  • 💻 It was available online here 
  • 📅 In-person at the July SEND Participation Drop-in at the Lightbox Library 10am - 2pm 
  • 📱 Support to complete the survey was also available over the phone, from the SEND Participation Assistant.
Find out more:
If you would like further information about the consultation, contact Louise Berry, Lead Commissioning Officer

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