We know many families of children with additional needs face legal queries and as such we want to provide you with support and signpost to other organisations/tools that may be able to help you.

SNAPS is also proud to be supported by Irwin Mitchell and Fletchers who are both legal firms with local offices and are active members of SNAPS’ Business Heroes Club, supporting SNAPS mission to be there for children with additional needs and their families. Both firms would be happy to chat to you about any legal concerns/queries you may have and their contact details can be found below. There are also many other solicitors locally who may be able to offer advice.

Irwin Mitchell have supported the valuable work of SNAPS and SNAPS families for over 10 years. Ross McWilliams and Victoria Harris are proud to be SNAPS trustees and regularly volunteer to deliver boccia to the children both at Broomfield and Pennyfield.

We’re proud to be a longstanding supporter, and we’re here to provide legal and financial support to help you and your family. Through our legal work, we understand that if your child lives with a disability or has suffered from a serious injury or illness, the emotional and physical impact can be life changing. We can help you access the best medical care, rehabilitation, and support.

Our expert legal and financial teams can offer guidance and advice on a wide range of areas including medical negligence, education and health care plans, deputyships and trusts, family law, welfare benefits, and future planning including financial assessments.

Fletchers is one of the UK’s most trusted and respected law firms. We specialise in serious personal injury and medical negligence claims and have been supporting those with life-changing injuries for more than 30 years.

Our clients come to us during what is often the most difficult period of their lives; and we’re privileged to have their trust and be able to guide them through the journey. We have secured millions of pounds in compensation every year for our clients, and handle incredibly complex cases involving spinal cord injuries, amputation and traumatic brain injuries. 

Our mission is to help rebuild the lives of individuals who have suffered serious, life changing injuries and for them to have the very best possible life after injury. We do this, not only through the case work we undertake for injured clients, but also through supporting charities, causes and organisations that share the same mission.

Contact Irwin Mitchell


Phone: 0370 1500 100 Extension: 6815


Phone: 0370 1500 100 Extension: 6817

To find out more about Fletchers and how we can help you, please visit our website here.

Or contact the team directly;

Sahida Patel – 0113 391 6054


Guy Pomphrey – 0113 391 6057


We have also provided some links below to other sites which may be useful to you.

West Yorkshire Children’s Additional Needs Network Facebook page – Here you will find information about a variety of organisations and services which support children and families.

SEND Leeds Local Offer – You will information about organisations, activities and support for children with additional needs and their families.

SENDIASS (Special Education Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services in Leeds) Parents and Carers resources

SENSAP (SEN Statutory Assessment Provision) team at Leeds City Council.

Florence and Leanne

For support for your child to access mainstream activities or clubs, follow this link and scroll down to read about SCOPE’s ‘Sessional Inclusion Workers 

SCOPE’s 6 week parent connect course, for parents of children with disabilities

SCOPE’s ‘Sleep Right’ support service

Fun Activities and Short breaks Catalogue

To register for targeted short breaks for your child/ren, you need to register here:

Targeted Short Breaks Expression of Interest Form

How to apply for a Blue Badge: https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

Helpful information on completing a new claim for DLA – This video that has been produced by Carers Leeds and Irwin Mitchell on how to complete a DLA form. It takes people through how to complete a new claim form or renewal to ensure the best possible information is submitted to maximise chances of a successful claim.

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