Children & families

Family Intervention Team (FIT)

Tel: 01422 392697

Family Intervention Team (FIT) deliver support to children,
young people and families when they have been identified as
having additional needs that cannot be met within Universal
Services, (Tier 4/5 on the Continuum of Need CoN).

The emphasis is on early intervention and prevention of escalation
into statutory services.

Referrals to the Family Intervention Team are encouraged
from any statutory or voluntary agencies that are aware of a
family that meet the criteria. The family’s referral will then be
considered at the Early Intervention Panel.

Details of services for families who may not require specialist interventions can be found on the ‘early intervention, family support & children’s centres’ page.

Calderdale SENDIASS

Tel: 01422 266 141

SENDIASS provides legally based, impartial, confidential and
accessible information, advice and support for parents of
children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational
Needs or Disabilities about education, health and social care.
SENDIASS offer face to face, telephone and electronic information advice as well as casework and representation when needed.

Sendiass only accepts referrals direct from parents, carers and
young people.

Unique Ways

Tel: 01422 343 090

Unique Ways supports disabled children, young people and their families to better cope with the lifelong challenges of living with a disability, through positive help that improves quality of

Services are offered to parents and carers of disabled children
and young people aged 0-25. A formal diagnosis is
not required.

Referral process: Parents/carers can self-refer, call the office or join online through the website.