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SEND Local Offer

Engagement and co-production

We develop SEND services by working with children and young people, their parents or carers and professionals. There are many ways engagement and co-production improves services. You are at the heart of all of them.

Engagement helps us to understand your needs by listening to your views and opinions through surveys, conversations with our team, at events, and in many other ways.

Co-production involves actively working with you to produce quality support and services, from producing a document to planning an event.

All of it is important and highly valued. Conversations are just as important as formal surveys and feedback forms which is why we are always listening to you and the services you use to find out what’s working well and what can be improved.

Vision

We have five goals for what our communication and engagement will look like.

  • Parents, carers and young people with SEND are actively encouraged to be involved in all aspects of the identification, assessment and provision processes in relation to SEND.
  • There is a consistent approach from the local authority, CCG and wider system to engaging with our stakeholders.
  • Professionals have a shared language when it comes to talking about and sharing messages around SEND.
  • Our Local Offer enables parents/carers, professionals and young people to find the support they need.
  • We use our communication and engagement to celebrate the achievements of children and young people with SEND.

How?

There are many ways you can get involved to help shape SEND services.

We work closely with local services.

We hope you will come to our SEND Team with any ideas, queries or concerns you may have. Contact sen@nelincs.gov.uk.

SENDIASS

NELPPF

CDC

Carers Support Centre

Parents Weekly Meetings
Email clare.linfitt@nelincs.gov.uk to join.

Quarterly engagement events

Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG) – Contact lauren.thompson2@nelincs.gov.uk if you would like to join this regular group online.

Why?

What you say makes a huge impact. When you tell us what you like, want and need we can give you content and services that suit you. We want everyone to have their say and benefit equally.

And then?

As a result of working with us you benefit from quality services and support to enrich your life. We see needs as they arise, enabling us to adapt and bring positive changes to you sooner.

Local Authority activity:

  • This website, the Local Offer
  • SEND Logo
  • SEND Communications Strategy
  • Parents Weekly newsletter
  • Transitions document
  • SEND Annual Survey
  • Capital funding group
  • SEND Charter Mark
  • Access Pathway
  • Council for Disabled Children events

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and Health Needs Assessment

The North East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is an overarching assessment of current and future health and social care needs. North East Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have an equal and joint duty to prepare the JSNA through the health and wellbeing board. The evidence from the JSNA is used to inform commissioning to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.

We recently reviewed the systems and processes in place in relation to the production and dissemination of the JSNA to ensure it is robust and provides relevant, timely intelligence and insight, including clear recommendations and provisions of SEND services.

Read the JSNA SEND report.

A Health Needs Assessment (HNA) was a key recommendation from the DPH Annual Report, 18-19. We now have a more up to date and in depth understanding of the needs of vulnerable children and young people including those with SEND.

Read the HNA SEND report.

We use relevant findings from the JSNA and HNA to inform next steps and they have already been instrumental in forming the co-produced SEND Strategy, Local Offer, and more.

Activity

2021

August

Access Pathway Steering Group
Tuesday, 17 August. 10:30 am- 12:00pm.

The Access Pathway Steering Group is an engagement and coproduction group that brings together local parents, carers and professionals.

The group is led by Healthwatch.
Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion for health and social care created to gather and represent the views of the public.

Contact Harriett Stenton for more information and to join the group. harriett.stenton@nhs.net.

October

Parent Champion group for deaf children and young people

Meet the team

Both sessions are the same. Please come to the one which is most convenient.

Afternoon session
Wednesday 20 October
1.30pm-2.30pm
Join the meeting on Teams

Evening session
Wednesday 20 October
7.30pm -8.30pm   
Join the meeting on Teams


2021

June

Working Together in North East Lincolnshire workshop delivered by Council for Disabled Children.

Online. 28 June, 9:30am-12:30pm.

Steering Group with parents and professionals
People who have previously worked separately will be brought together around the same ‘table’ for the first time. Discussions will be about improvements to the Access Pathway and local SEND services according to our Written Statement of Action.

Follow up with us on Tuesday, 22 June from 10:30-11:30am.

If you would like to get involved in this please contact Tracy Slattery at tslattery@healthwatchnortheastlincolnshire.co.uk.

Young People’s Advisory Group
Now that students are back in school the YPAG group is restarting.
Young people can meet once a month with other children and young people with SEND.
Share your voice, interests, plan events and participate in activities.

The next group is on Friday, 25 June.

May

Steering Group with parents and professionals
People who have previously worked separately will be brought together around the same ‘table’ for the first time. Discussions will be about improvements to the Access Pathway and local SEND services according to our Written Statement of Action.

Parents are also helping to map our local services on the Local Offer.
This group gives parents a chance to see the wider network of professionals and services involved in SEND.

Join the group on Tuesday, 18 May from 10:30-11:30am.
Follow up with us on Tuesday, 22 June from 10:30-11:30am.

If you would like to get involved in this please contact Tracy Slattery at tslattery@healthwatchnortheastlincolnshire.co.uk.

Young People’s Advisory Group
Now that students are back in school the YPAG group is restarting.
Young people can meet once a month with other children and young people with SEND.
Share your voice, interests, plan events and participate in activities.

The next group is on Friday, 28 May.

New! Children’s SEND activity and engagement group
There is now a fun SEND children’s group for primary aged children who would like to do fun activities with other children with SEND.
Contact lauren.thompson2@nelincs.gov.uk to find out more information.

New recruits
Parent/carer representative’s have been invited to be involved in the recruitment and selection process of new recruits. Contact rebecca.taylor@nelincs.gov.uk.

April

Steering Group with parents and professionals
People who have previously worked separately will be brought together around the same ‘table’ for the first time. Discussions will be about improvements to local SEND services according to our Written Statement of Action. This will synchronise several areas. Parents will meet with the wider network of professionals and services involved in SEND.

The first meeting is Tuesday 27 April, at 10:30am.

If you would like to get involved in this please contact Tracy Slattery at tslattery@healthwatchnortheastlincolnshire.co.uk.

Young People’s Advisory Group
Now that students are back in school the YPAG group is restarting.
Young people can meet once a month with other children and young people with SEND.
Share your voice, interests, plan events and participate in activities.

The first group is being held over Teams on Friday, 30 April from 11:00am-12:30pm.

New! Children’s SEND activity and engagement group
There is now a children’s group for primary aged children.
Contact lauren.thompson2@nelincs.gov.uk to sign up.

New recruits
Parent/carer representative’s have been invited to be involved in the recruitment and selection process of new recruits. Contact rebecca.taylor@nelincs.gov.uk.

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