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🚀 Current ways to have your say: 
Your participation is key in helping to shape services and create a supportive environment for children and young people in Barnsley. 

Explore the latest SEND participation opportunities below 👇

SEND Activities & Events

Can you help, with our ongoing SEND Activities, Welcoming Places and Events survey?

Do you know of any:
  • 🎨 SEND specific activity sessions
  • ⚽ SEND specific groups, gym sessions or sports clubs
  • 🛒Autism friendly supermarket shopping times
  • 🎭 SEND cinema screenings 
  • 🏦 Venues with great accessibility or adapted facilities,
  • 💈 Hairdressers, or other places that go the extra mile for SEND families

Please take a minute to complete our survey so we can try to make sure as many people as possible find out about them.
You can fill the survey in more than once if you are aware of more than one. 💻 Click here to take part 

Need help to complete the survey?
Email or ring 0800 0345 340 and we would be happy to help.

BMBC's My Big Voice event this April

You’re invited to BMBC's special My Big Voice event this April
Could you help shape plans to support people with learning disabilities?

In Barnsley, we want to make sure people with learning disabilities can get the right support and advice to help them live happier, healthier, fulfilling lives.

That’s why we’re excited to invite anyone over the age of 16 with learning disabilities, their loved ones and carers to Barnsley Metrodome for our special My Big Voice event.

At the event, we’re hoping to hear from as many people with learning disabilities and their loved ones as possible, helping us to develop the right services in Barnsley.

Taking place in the Rigby Suite at Barnsley Metrodome on Thursday 11 April, we have lots planned to help guests learn more about the brilliant services we already have in Barnsley. There will also be plenty of interactive ways for you to help shape our plans for the future.

Do you want to be part of the conversation?
Learn more about what we have planned by visiting the Barnsley Council website and pop by any time between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Autism Pre-Diagnosis Support Pilot Project (Barnados Family Linx)

💚 Help shape the Autism Pre-Diagnosis Support Pilot Project (Barnados Family Linx) 

Do you have a child or young person who has been referred to the ASD pathway or has received an ASD diagnosis?
Are they between school year 8 and 25 years old?

Barnados Family Linx would love to listen to your lived experience and find out what types of support would be best for those on the pathway awaiting an ASD diagnosis.

There are several ways you can share your thoughts: 

👨‍👦 In person:
Barnados Family Linx will be at the Local Offer drop-in session at Ozone on Wednesday 3rd April 2024 10am - 12:30pm to hear your thoughts
📱 Over the phone:
Ring 07796187993 and leave a voicemail mentioning the pilot project
💻 By email:
Send an email to

Check back soon!

Check back soon for more interesting opportunities to have your say.  

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🔄 Closed Consultations
After a consultation deadline has passed, closed consultations will be archived at the bottom of this page.
Findings and reports are made available at the earliest opportunity.

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