Access Team

Access Team

Formerly the New Communities and Travellers team.

What we do?

The Access team support families from Central and Eastern Europe, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Travellers and vulnerable groups with access to education. The service also supports and signposts its client group, taking into account the wider family support needs; including SEN, Benefits, and Early Help. Specialist staff in the team advocate on behalf of families who are experiencing barriers in accessing appropriate education settings. There are workers within the team who speak languages including Slovak, Polish, Czech, Hungarian and Swahili but we can also access most language through our partner, Enable2.

 

Interpreting and translation

For any queries relating to interpreting and translation, please email newcommunities.travellers@bradford.gov.uk or call 01274 439393.

 

Free School Meals (FSM)

The Access team only support with FSM enquiries for Asylum Seekers. If you have any other queries relating to FSM, please contact 01274 432772.

 

How to make a referral for support with access to education?

Referrals to the Access Team can be made by any professional on behalf of the family by completing the referral form and sending it to newcommunities.travellers@bradford.gov.uk

Please ensure that families have consented to the referral, where possible getting consent to sharing information form signed by the family prior to making a referral.

Families can self-refer by contacting us on 01274 439393 or they can attend our drop-in, details below.

 

Drop-in

The Access Team run a drop-in at Britannia House, every Tuesday morning between 9:30-11:30am during term-time. If families are being signposted to the drop-in, they are asked to attend with the children needing school places and with copies of their ID and tenancy documents.

 

Contact details

Telephone: 01274 439393

Email: newcommunities.travellers@bradford.gov.uk

 


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