Kidz Aware


KidzAware was founded in 2006 and we have developed a range of solutions since we first started our work. With bases in Wakefield and Kirklees, we work across West Yorkshire Local Authority areas with a mission “to ensure that children and young people with a disability and their carers have the opportunities to achieve their aspirations in life.”
Our work is delivered under two key strands: Direct support for parents and carers, and targeted interventions with key partners. We provide practical support and guidance to parents and carers, whilst working with the organisations that support their children’s development.
A significant proportion of our work is targeted at working with schools and partner organisations to raise awareness of bullying, racism and disability. We deliver practical support that helps organisations provide a safe and supportive environment for children with disabilities.
We routinely support primary and secondary schools to implement practical steps that address peer to peer bullying. For KidzAware, education is the key to addressing the challenges that disabled young people and their families face. We run a number of programmes for schools that allow children and young people to explore the realities of disability, bullying and racism.

We deliver our educational programmes to schools brownies Cubs scouts Beavers and other young people settings
The “Count Me In” programme is aimed at educating children from the age of 2-18 about issues affecting children with disabilities. Delivered differently to Key Stage 1-4, this overarching programme helps schools and pupils ensure that disabled children are not excluded from life experiences. Count Me In helps pupils of all ages explore our human nature responses to disability, including discomfort, embarrassment and lack of understanding about disabilities and health conditions.
Our “Lets Prevent Bullying” puppet programme is aimed at educating primary children about the issues affecting children with or without disabilities. Delivered in a large scale puppet medium, this workshop programme is tailored to younger children at Key Stage 1 and/or Key Stage 2.
Our “Accepting Difference” Programme is targeted at educating older children aged 10-18 and provides the opportunity for young people to explore a more complex range of issues related to disability, discrimination and racism.

We are also providing several summer activities for disabled children young people and parents carers with the support of the Youth Development & Support Service

Tel: 01924 376882
Address: Bizspace Business Centre, Thornes Mill, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AZ

Wakefield Council Youth Work Team is a subsidiary of WMDC Children and Young People's Directorate (c) Wakefield Council 2013