Useful Links

Here you will find the contact details of some local and national organisations that may be of use to you.

Newfield does not endorse any of the services or companies included in this links section, nor do we check the content of these sites, we are simply sharing information that you may find useful!

Click here for our Newfield Useful Local Resource Directory

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Children’s short breaks respite centre for Blackburn with Darwen, providing support for children up to the age of 18. BwD Children’s Disability team also offer advice from here daily from 2pm.

  • 01254 503770
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Respite centre based in Oswaldtwistle, catering for children and young people up to the age of 25, run by My Life-My Choice Ltd. Care and support services offered 24 hours per day.

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The local college in Blackburn, offering a wide variety of courses, with additional learner support.

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Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub located at the heart of Blackburn, open to young people aged 5 to 19 years old, aiming to change the prospects offered to young people in the area. Uniquely, this is happening in partnership with young people rather than on their behalf. Open 7 days a week and offering up to 20 activities each evening. And entrance fee is just 50p.

BwD carers service

‘Bringing carers and the carers service together as expert partners to ensure carers needs, wishes and feelings are at the heart of everything we do’ The service assists ADULT carers who care or support a family member or friend who could not manage without their help. They hope to reach more carers to ensure that they receive early help and a holistic approach to support.

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BwD Children’s Services can help you to access information and support regarding admission to school, school holiday activities etc. If you wish for your child to attend Newfield, you should contact this department to discuss and request a ‘without prejudice visit’.

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The overarching purpose of the LSCB is to ensure that local agencies co-ordinate their work to safeguard children and young people, and that safeguarding work is effective.

On their website you will find information about Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB), multi-agency safeguarding policies and procedures, training opportunities, access to e-learning, local agency details and the latest news.

If you are concerned about a child and you feel they are being abused, neglected or at risk of abuse/neglect, then you should consider making a safeguarding child referral.

Contact Blackburn with Darwen Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for confidential advice and consultation. Monday to Friday 08.45-17.00 please call: 01254 666400.

If you are calling outside these hours please contact our Emergency Duty Team on 01254 587547.

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Blackburn with Darwen Parents in Partnership or BWDPiP are a parent carer led group for Parent Carers of children and young adults aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

We are helping to shape service’s by working with providers and professionals within the Borough, NHS services and the Voluntary Sector.

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The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children. That means building intelligence around the risks, tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or with local and international police forces and working with children and parents to deliver our unique ThinkuKnow internet safety programme. Their approach is truly holistic, their style is totally inclusive and their appeal is to everyone out there to work with them in making every child matter, everywhere.

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Childline is a service for young people in the UK. You can contact Childline if you are feeling scared, out of control or just want to talk to someone.

Whether it’s something big or small, trained counsellors are here to support you.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

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We understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed. To make that happen, we work in three closely linked ways.

  • We support families with the best possible guidance and information
  • We bring families together to support each other
  • We help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others

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CDC is the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers. They want disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs to have full and happy childhoods, to fulfil their potential, and be active within the community. And we want parents of disabled children to be parents first - living ordinary lives.

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Derian House is renowned throughout the region as being at the forefront of children’s palliative and respite care.

Care offered at Derian House Children’s Hospice is focused on specialist palliative respite and terminal care for children who may not live to reach adulthood. Support for children and their families is offered with both vision and experience, warmth and sensitivity in a “home from home” environment.

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GS Social Care Solutions Ltd is a specialist social care provider, established for over 11 years and fully compliant with the Care Quality Commission. They provide homecare/personal care/outreach for children and adults, short breaks respite for Adults and residential care for children and are ‘passionately proud of their quality of care’.

They are primarily a learning disability service, who focus on what people CAN do, instead of what they CANNOT DO. They have specialisms in Autism, however, their staff team are diverse in skills, knowledge and expertise and this lends to their services to all age groups and abilities.

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HelpKidzLearn is a web site full of free software and resources from Inclusive Technology - the home of accessible software, enabling children of all abilities to play, develop and achieve.


Pupil behaviour software - Iris Adapt support specialist settings with pupil management systems that reduce workload and improve children’s outcomes.

Iris Adapt can help to capture and analyse crucial data beyond the basics of who, what, and where.

IRIS Adapt allows you to record triggers, setting events, functions of behaviour, calming strategies, physical interventions, staff actions, and more, providing you with comprehensive insights to inform your school decision-making.

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Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Chat to counsellors, read articles written by young people, get support from the Kooth community, write in your own daily journal.

This website has been developed by Local Safeguarding Children Boards in Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen.

This includes information for parents and carers, teachers and professionals, as well as news and events.

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The Local Offer is an online directory detailing what is available in an area to support the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Each Local Authority must develop it’s ‘Local Offer’ based on the aspirations of young people and their parents and carers. You can see the BwD local offer detailing all of their services on their Local Offer website.

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Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.

Their website is full of information and advice about Makaton - this is the signing communication system that we use in school.

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The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Their Autism Helpline opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 9am-3pm (excluding Bank holidays)

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New Directions is a careers, information and advice service for young people within Blackburn and Darwen. They can provide you with the support you need to enter into employment, education or training.

  • Employment
  • Training courses
  • Apprenticeships
  • College courses
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Advice and Guidance


PREVENT is an area of safeguarding - the prevent duty aims to safeguard people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

If you are concerned about someone being vulnerable to, or becoming involved in, extremist behaviour, you should report it to the team.

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A special school catering to pupils aged 4 to 19 with severe and profound learning difficulties.

Their website contains free resources, including switch access ICT games and programs.

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This website contains free resources, including switch access ICT games and programs.

SENict Software online is developed and managed by Ian Bean, a special needs teacher with over 20 years of experience creating motivating teaching activities for children and young adults with severe and complex additional needs.

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Blackburn with Darwen Transport (Special Needs)

Providing transport from home to school for children with SEND.

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WellChild is the national UK children’s charity making it possible for children and young people with exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.

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Shadsworth Road

01254 588 600

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Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority.

Full copies of Policies and Procedures related to all aspects of Safeguarding, and the Complaints Policy, are available on request from Rachel Kay, Head Teacher and Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Equality Duty

Newfield School complies with the general and specific duties of the Equality Act (2010). In accordance with the duty we publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard to the need to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations

These specific duties have been considered in relation to all our policies and procedures in school. Our objectives will be reported on and published as part of the Governance public documents available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Regulations and Data Protection duties and in the school newsletter to parents.

Our Equality Objectives are set, reviewed and published annually in our School Development Plan.

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