Vulnerable Groups

Children with Need

Children with Vulnerabilities or Safeguarding Issues Wakefield has adopted the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) when assessing children who may have a vulnerability or safeguarding need. It is an inter-agency model which aims to provide children, young people and their families with the most appropriate services to safeguard children and to promote well-being. The CAF is … Continue reading "Children with Need"


Child Sexual Exploitation Headlines CSE is defined as exploitive situations and relationships, where a young person receives something as a result of them performing, and/or others performing on them, sexual activities. CSE can affect any child; the majority of victims are girls, but boys are also sexually exploited. Research suggests that between 5 to 16% … Continue reading "Exploitation"


A carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without that help due to frailty, long term illness, disability or addiction. A young carer is an individual under the age of 18 whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to … Continue reading "Carers"

Special Educational Needs and Learning Disability

Children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (SEND) In September 2014 the Children and Families Act became law; this was the biggest educational reform in a generation for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The new system introduced Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans for children and young people with SEND, … Continue reading "Special Educational Needs and Learning Disability"
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