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Information and resources for SEND professionals

The professionals area is where we put information, links and resources for the people working in the services involved in our Local Offer.

EHC Plans

An education, health and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support.

EHC plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.

Health professionals are under a statutory duty to support the EHCP process and this includes involvement in annual reviews.

Read the schools guide on involving professionals in EHCP Annual Reviews.

Read the guidance for educational settings on involving professionals in EHCP Annual Reviews.

Download the Guidance for educational settings on involving professionals in EHCP Annual Reviews (Word, 210 KB) .


The Education, Health and Care (EHC) Hub is an online case management system which manages requests for EHC plans and the annual reviews of these plans.

To log in go to EHC Hub. For more information go to about the EHC Hub.

Capturing the Voice of the Child

Effectively capturing the voice of the child benefits everyone and is the law.

Participation develops children and young people’s ownership of learning and helps improve motivation, level of engagement, resilience and self-esteem.

Visit our page on capturing the voice of the child.

Understand your role and responsibilities, learn how to have effective discussions and communicate with non-verbal strategies, and become familiar with the outcomes and benefits of doing this.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Capturing the voice of the child (

Humber, Coast and Vale Keyworker Service

The new Keyworker service is being developed as a response to the NHS England long term plan commitment that by 2023/24 children and young people with a learning disability, autism, or both, with the most complex needs will have a designated Keyworker.

The Keyworking function is an important response to ensuring children, young people and families get the right support at the right time, and that local systems are responsive to meeting their needs in a holistic and joined up way.

Find out more and download the referral and consent forms. NELC SEND Local Offer | Humber, Coast and Vale Keyworker Service (

Support and tools

Resources for SENCos, teacher and professionals

Specialist advisory service: Supporting schools

SENCo forums

SPOT tool
To get a copy of the please email the Specialist Advisory Service at

Managing medical conditions in schools

Education Team for Hearing and Vision

Educational Psychology support for school and education settings

LimbPower resources

NELC SEND Local Offer | Eating Disorders (

COVID learning resources for parents

Transforming Care Programme

The Humber Transforming Care Programme covers the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire and aims to ensure that individuals with a diagnosed Learning Disability (LD) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) are supported within the local communities, to avoid unnecessary in-patient mental health admissions.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Transforming Care Programme (


This section is under development.

Our vision

All children and young people will achieve their potential, become confident individuals, live fulfilling lives and successfully transition into adulthood.

Early Years transitions including supporting parents and children, a calendar of events, best practice guidance and more.

Read the Primary transition best practice guidance for educational settings to help children transition from Early Years to Primary and on to Secondary.

Read the Secondary transition best practice guidance for educational settings including key dates, the statutory timeframe and how to support children and young people and parents and carers.

Post 16 transitions including best practice guidance, how to support the young person, a graduated approach to transition, a calendar of key dates and more.


Visit the Local Offer Events and training page for more training and events for parents and carers, children and young people, and professionals.

What are the health and social needs of secondary school aged children and how has Covid-19 impacted on their health and wellbeing?

Public Health will be holding two webinars to present the findings of the Adolescent lifestyle survey 2021.

This locally conducted survey examined the health and lifestyle of young people in the area. The webinar will also present emerging data and insight about the impact of Covid-19 on local children, helping schools to consider the role they can play in promoting and protecting children’s health and wellbeing from the impact of the pandemic.

Once booked on you will receive a report for you to look at before the webinar and bring any questions you may have to the session.

These will be held through Microsoft Teams.

Pick one session from the dates below.

  • Wednesday 11th May 12:00pm-13:00pm
  • Monday 16th May 3:30pm-4:30pm

Please book through Eventbrite. The link will be shown here when you can book.

If you have any questions please email

Who is this training for?

As part of our commitment to supporting staff CPD on SEND, the Local Authority are offering each Childminder one free place and each Early Years Setting two free places on the Autism Education Trust’s training; ‘Making Sense of Autism in the Early years’.  There is also an allocation of training places for other professionals who work face to face with Early Years children and families, including, health visiting, Early Help and Children With Disabilities team in social care too.     

The training will be delivered face to face by practitioners from Cambridge Park Academy who are not only fully trained by the Autism Education Trust, but also work daily with students at Cambridge Park with children who have Autism.  The sessions will provide opportunities for professional discussion around this key area of SEND.  Training will take place on various dates throughout April and May at a range of venues across North East Lincolnshire. All dates, venues and times are on the flyer attached.  

How long does it take?

The training is two and a half hours. Refreshments are provided.

What will you learn?

  • Enhance your understanding and awareness of autism and how autism can affect children in early years settings
  • Know the importance of understanding the individual child and their profile of strengths and needs
  • Identify potential barriers to learning for autistic children
  • Begin to make reasonable adjustments in the way you support autistic children
  • Reflect on the information you need to collect for creating a one-page profile

Training schedule

Locality & TrainerVENUEDate(s)Time (venue booked 30 mins either side for arrivals and departures)
Nunsthorpe V McGuire J RyanCentre4, Wooton Road.Monday 28th March5.30-8pm
Grimsby central V Gardner J RyanTown Hall – Bremerhaven RoomTuesday 29th March6-8.30pm
Immingham V McGuireTrinity ChurchWednesday 30th March5.30-8pm
Grimsby central V McGuire J RyanTown Hall – Bremerhaven RoomWeds 27th April5.30-8pm
Nunsthorpe V Gardner V McGuireCentre4, Wooton Road.Thursday 28th April6-8.30pm
Cleethorpes V Gardner J RyanGrimsby Town Football Club – Alan Buckley SuiteWednesday 4th May5.30-8pm
Grimsby central J Ryan V McGuireTown Hall – Bremerhaven RoomTues 10th May6-8.30pm
Grimsby South / Laceby / Waltham V McGuire V GardnerWaltham LibraryWednesday 11h May5.30-8pm
Cleethorpes J Ryan V McGuireTBCTuesday 17th MayTBC
Grimsby South / Laceby / Waltham V GardnerWaltham LibraryTuesday 24th May6-8.30pm

Book the training

For more information and to book please contact Sue Bates on 01472 230110 Ext. 4 or email

More from the Autism Education Trust.

Summer Term Training with Confirmed Venue

Thursday 9:30-11:30am

Understanding and Supporting Learners with
Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD / Dyslexia)
Date: Thursday, 28 April
Cleethorpes Civic offices. Room 46 C
Delivered by: Rachel Barnes

Understanding and Supporting Learners with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
Date: Thursday, 5 May
Grimsby Town Hall
Delivered by: Sharon Gest

Understanding the impact of Childhood Trauma on Learning
Date: Thursday, 12 May
Grimsby Town Hall
Delivered by: Claire Gordon

Understanding and supporting the Learner with Sensory Processing Difficulties – an introduction
Date: 19 May
Cleethorpes Civic offices. Room 46 C
Delivered by: Jane Razagui

Quality First Teaching and Differentiation
Date: 26 May
Grimsby Town Hall
Delivered by: Karen Cole

Contact Jo Cooper for your booking form.—Tel: 01472 (32)3314

If you have any questions about the training sessions, or wish to discuss them further, please contact Sharon Gest, Specialist Advisory Service Manager,

Workforce SEND Sleep Awareness Workshop

This 3-hour workshop delivered by KIDS Sleep practitioners, is for those staff working with children and young people age 1-18 years. On this course you will gain a basic awareness of children and young people’s sleep and the impact of sleep deprivation on their development and wellbeing. Understand sleep cycles and sleep needs. Understand factors that influence sleep. Identify the sleep problem. Look at bedtime routines and how to support a child/young person’s understanding.

  • Thursday 7 April 2022 4pm-7pm
  • Thursday 26 May 2022 9.30am-12.30pm 
  • Tuesday 7 June 2022 10am-1pm
  • Friday 17 June 2022 9.30am-12.30pm

Sleep Practitioner

Accredited three day Course delivered online by The Sleep Charity


  • Wednesday 4 May
  • Thursday 5 May
  • Friday 15 July

Sleep Practitioner Course – The Sleep Charity

Sleep Champion Workshop

Schools interested in improving attendance and attainment will benefit from having a Sleep Champion in their team.

During adolescence biological changes take place making it harder for youngsters to fall to sleep at night and this can lead many young people into crisis. Sleep Champions are trained to provide information to young people so that they can understand how to address these difficulties.

Sleep Champion is a course designed for professionals working in Secondary Schools.

Course is delivered via Sleep Charity e-learning module, followed by a 90 minute live session via zoom. You must complete all the online modules within 30 days.

Dates of 90 minute live session following e-learning.

Thursday 14 April, 3-4:30pm
Monday 16 May, 10am-11:30am
Monday 20 June, 12pm-1:30pm

Sleep Champion Workshop – The Sleep Charity

To book your place or for more information on the courses, please contact Claire Earley, or call 07590 494656.

It is our role as professionals to help young people to move into adulthood with opportunities to participate in our local community while maintaining their health and wellbeing, and with opportunities that suit them.

It is important that all professionals understand the whole network of services that are meaningful to parents and carers and children and young people throughout this time. From education and employment, to money, social care, and transport, there’s a lot to consider.

That’s is why we are holding a series of question and answer sessions for professionals that bring together education settings and services.

Watch the Q&A with an overview of the preparing for adulthood protocol and pathways, and speakers from Linkage College and Focus (adult social care).

Parents and carers and children and young people should know about the Preparing for Adult page. NELC SEND Local Offer | Preparing for adulthood and transition to adult life (

Do you have children in your class who struggle with the language demands of the classroom, with Speech Language and Communication Needs?

Do they or may they have Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)?

Are you a teacher or Teaching Assistant looking to improve your understanding of DLD? 

Do you want to know how and in which areas DLD affects teaching, learning and social and emotional skills?

Looking for actionable strategies that you can implement that are classroom-proven and work?

Moor House Research and Training Institute have created a series of webinars specifically aimed at helping staff in mainstream schools to support children and young people with DLD.

Find out more. Moor House School & College – DLD Webinar Series

There is a range of training for new and experienced professionals working with children and young people at different stages of their education.

You can learn to better support students and families, work with others within your educational setting and from other settings, and to perfect key practices like inclusion and Preparation for Adulthood.

Find courses for new SENCo’s, professionals wanting to create a more inclusive culture within their educational setting, working with parents, carers, and families.

Events listing | SendGateway


Open University

Ted Ed – Stay Curious

Twinkl – Wellbeing Hub features over 500 resources covering almost 50 different topics to keep staff health, wellbeing and happiness at the forefront

Hirstwood – reasonably priced training with a SEND / sensory focus

Ed Tech Demonstrator Programme – Helping schools and colleges with support for remote education

Call Scotland – free webinars and free downloads available

The Communication Trust – Online short course – free introductory course: ‘An introduction to speech, language and communication’

Recovery College – on-line courses and resources on mental health issues

Twinkl – free home learning booklets from EYFS through to GCSE

Oxford Owl – Free e-books for ages 3 to 11, and range of how-to videos for maths. They also have a parents’ page which explains how spelling and grammar is taught in schools. If you ever wondered what a ‘fronted adverbial’ was, here’s your chance to find out!

Discovery Education – English, Maths and Science activities for KS1 and KS2 and also a section on coding

Scholastic – This US company have put together 20 days of cross-curricular projects to work through at home. The correct grade will need to be selected to match the UK year group:

  • PreK and Kindergarten = Reception and Year 1
  • Grades 1 and 2 = Year 2 and 3
  • Grades 3-5 = Years 4, 5 and 6
  • Grades 6+ = Year 7 onwards

Take the free CPD accredited training for teachers and SEND Professionals on 13 June from 4-5pm over Teams.


  • Raising awareness and knowledge about the conditions
  • Consider how affected children may present in schools
  • Explore appropriate forms of educational support

Supporting Children with PANS & PANDAS in Education Settings Tickets, Mon 13 Jun 2022 at 16:00 | Eventbrite

Lincs 2 – SEND courses and guidance

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Training

New SLC E-Learning for Health e-Learning modules (Free access for all practitioners working with children and families)

All Our Health SLC Bite Size

3 Best Start in Speech, Language and Communication SLC Modules

Speech, language and communication resources:
Early Language Identification Measure and Intervention Guidance Handbook

Best Start in Speech, Language and Communication Guidance, Supporting Evidence and Case Studies

Interactive SLC Pathway for Professionals

Useful information

Half-termly newsletter for schools

NELC SEND Local Offer | English as an Additional Language (

SEND Local Offer News- Professionals

Together for All for tutors and other professionals in North East Lincolnshire, to access a range of resources to support and develop the curriculum across all Key Stages

TACT- Language that cares. Talking about children who are looked after

Safeguarding Children Partnership

GOV.UK Special Educational Needs and Disability

Access Pathway

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