Parental support

Useful information and guidance about support services for parents, such as education welfare, special needs and financial assistance.

Accessing information about your child

To meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, schools need to issue a Privacy Notice to pupils and / or parents and carers summarising the information held about pupils, why it is held, and the third parties to whom it may be passed on.

Advice on choosing schools

The Choice Advice service offers impartial information and advice to help families choose the right school for their child.


This information will help you to answer any questions you may have and to give you advice on who to speak to if you or someone you know is being bullied.

Children with medical needs

The Medical Needs Team are here to support you and your child while they are unable to go to school because of illness.

Early intervention support

Raising a family is the most important job that you can do. The rewards are great but it can be very challenging along the way. At some point, you may need some extra help. We’re here for you! Early Intervention Support Teams are here to help and support you no matter how big or small your problem.

Education welfare

The Education Welfare Team provides a channel of communication between home and school and between parents and the local authority. Includes information and guidance on attendance, bullying, exclusions, education at home, holidays in term time, entertainment licences, work permits and employment of children guidelines.

Educational psychology

About the educational psychology service, how the service works and information about situations where an educational psychologist may get involved.

Family services directory

This directory provides access to information about a wide range of services for children and young people and their families living in Calderdale.

Free school meals

School children of parents or carers who receive support payments may be eligible for free school meals.

Looked After Children Education Service (LACE)

The Virtual School (Looked after Children Education Service) is a multi-disciplinary support service for Calderdale Looked After Children, schools and carers.

Parent Partnership Service

The Parent Partnership Service is a statutory, independent service which provides information, advice and support to parents of children aged 3 to 19 with special educational needs.

School complaint procedure

If you need to make a complaint about a school related issue it is important that you follow the correct procedure.

Special educational needs (SEN)

Information about special educational needs provision in Calderdale.

Copyright © Calderdale Council
Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1UJ
Privacy Policy : W3C Valid CSS : W3C Valid XHTML 1.0 :
Web Site Performance : Disclaimer and copyright

Last Updated: 14/01/2014