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Whole School SEND Events Calendar

Discover the latest fully-funded CPDL events delivered by Whole School SEND. We offer CPDL on a wide range of topics, hosted by our regional lead teams and featuring a range of expert guest speakers. View events online. PREPARING FOR ADULTHOOD FROM THE EARLIEST YEARSTues 8th Jun 16:00-18:00 The webinar looks at the recently updated ‘Preparing […]

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SENDIASS update to professional referral form

SENDIASS have updated their referral form that allows professionals to refer a parent/carer into the service. With the consent of a parent/carer of a child or a young person you can refer them into the service by completing a Professional’s Enquiry Form and emailing it to nelincs@barnardos.org.uk. Visit the SENDAISS professionals page that provides information for professionals working […]

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Organisations sought to run children’s holiday activities

A programme of activities is being designed to help take the pressure off of parents during school holidays and help to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children. Local activity providers being sought to host free activities for school-age children, with funding available to sponsor sessions.   The Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and […]

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Trainee ELSA School Support Staff meet face-to-face for the first time

Ten school support staff in North East Lincolnshire have met their course classmates for the first time after COVID-19 rules were relaxed. The 6-day course, which is run by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Educational Psychology team, trains school staff to become Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs). ELSAs support school students with special interventions to support […]

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St Andrews Hospice – Children’s Services Update

St Andrews Hospice have announced some exciting new plans for their children’s services. A programme of work will be undertaken to redesign the model of care, renew the skills available within the team, refresh and redecorate the unit and to undertake care reviews of every child. These steps will enable the team to respond to […]

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Supporting vulnerable and looked after children through Ramadan: Islamic guidance with social work and medical perspectives

Preface Ramadan is a very important month in the Islamic calendar. These guidelines provide ways in which the Ramadan experiences of children in care can be managed and enhanced. It is aimed at care professionals and care providers who are looking after these children. Ramadan is perceived and experienced in many different ways. It is […]

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Upcoming training to support students. The Engagement Model

The Engagement Model is a statutory assessment tool that helps schools meet their duties in supporting pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and who are not engaged in subject-specific study. It is an official training package from the Department for Education. Course dates:Session `1: Thursday 15th April 2021 9:00am – […]

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Language that cares- Changing the way professionals talk about Children in Care

There is a great guide for professionals about the language used to talk about children who are looked after. Language That Cares is a collaborative effort led by TACT that aims to change the language of the care systems. Language is a powerful tool for communication but sometimes the way that it is used in […]

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Free training for professionals by Nasen- Meeting the Needs of Every Child

Nasen has lots of training available for parents and professionals. Visit Nasens training page to see the full list. Their course ‘Meeting the needs of every child’ is free. This 2 hour webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with a thorough understanding of inclusive practice for SEND in Early Years settings. What does this webinar […]

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Vaccinations for unpaid carers

There has been a change in the way that unpaid carers can access a Covid vaccination. Unpaid carers who are not known to the health, care or social security system are now being asked to contact their GP. The GP will ask the unpaid carers a few questions which will determine if they are eligible […]

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Free training for professionals

There is more free training for professionals from Nasen. Meeting the Needs of Every Child | Nasen This 2 hour webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with a thorough understanding of inclusive practice for SEND in Early Years settings. What does this webinar cover? Responsibilities of a PVI setting towards children with SEND The role […]

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Inclusive Education Festival starts this week

There is still a long way to go to make sure children and young people with additional needs are included in their local schools and communities. So, NDTi is planning an online Inclusive Education Festival. We will be showcasing great stories where inclusion really works to learn from each other and to try and build a […]

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Rapid testing rolled out to school staff and pupils

This article is taken from North East Lincolnshire Council’s news page. Lateral Flow Testing (LFTs) is being rolled out to staff and pupils as they return to school this week. The tests, which provide a result in about half an hour, can detect coronavirus in those who are asymptomatic – not displaying any symptoms. Households […]

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All students to return to school and college from 8 March and what you need to know

Read this blog post from the Department for Educaiton on returning to school on 8 March. From Monday 8 March, schools and colleges will open to all pupils with asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in place. University students on practical courses will also return on Monday 8 March. The return of all pupils is a priority in […]

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Free for one week- Anxiety: Supporting Teens to Support Themselves

This week you can access our course Anxiety: Supporting Teens to Support Themselves for free. This course is written with parents and carers primarily in mind, but the ideas here could easily be adapted for use by people working with young people or you could use them to deliver workshops or discussion sessions to parents or […]

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