9:20 am, Friday, 28th January 2022

SEND weekly parent and carer update

This is the SEND Newsletter for Monday, 24 – Sunday, 30 January, 2022.

This week:

SEND Survey

Take a few minutes to complete the SEND Annual Survey now.

Take the parent carer survey. Parents – SEND 2022 | QuestionPro Survey

Take the children and young people survey. YP – SEND 2022 | QuestionPro Survey

The annual SEND surveys will close on 15 February, 2022.

Why should I take this survey?

  • It only takes a few minutes
  • It makes a huge difference. We’ve made lots of changes based on what you have told us
  • It’s personal. You can leave your contact details if you want us to get in touch

If you have left your contact details on the survey we will get in touch with you when the survey’s close.

Training for young people on abusive relationships

REMIDI are providing the CEASE training course for free to young people aged 13-24 years in North East Lincolnshire to better understand and recognise abusive behaviours.

The programme is delivered over two, two hour sessions.

Join on Monday 21 and Monday 28 February online 5.30-7.30pm.

There’s more to it than that. Find out what they will learn. NELC SEND Local Offer | Free training for young people. Understanding abusive relationships (nelincs.gov.uk)

To book your place or for more information please contact Keely Grainger Keely.Grainger@remediuk.org.

Sleep training

Parents and carers are invited to attend a free sleep workshop online, funded by Humber Transforming Care Partnership.

It’s useful, convenient, and could make a huge impact on you and your child.

The workshop consists of two, two hour sessions that are held over two weeks. Please choose one set of sessions.

Sleep Workshop for Parent/Carers

Tuesday 1 and Tuesday 8 February, 2022 from 10am-12pm

Thursday 17 and Thursday 24 February 2022 from 12pm-2pm

Tuesday 22 February and Tuesday 1 March 2022 from 10am-12pm

Saturday 5 and Saturday 12 March 2022 from 9.30am-11.30am

To book a place please email Claire.Earley@kids.org.uk

Find out more about services to help your child to sleep. NELC SEND Local Offer | Social, emotional and mental health (nelincs.gov.uk)

Join the Autism in Schools parents’ forum

Join the first Autism in Schools Parents Supporting Parents Forum on Tuesday, 8 February from 9:30am to 11:30am.

The Forum is held at Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU.

The forum is a place to listen and understand parents’ challenges and difficulties and recruit further parent autism champions to support on-going forums.​

The people involved in this forum will co-produce the final offer of support.

Other key actions will be developed following engagement and co-production workshops. ​

Parents Supporting Parents Forum

  • The forums will be held on a Tuesday morning, 9.30am – 11.30am
  • There will be one forum every half term
  • Future forum dates will be arranged for the rest of the academic year by the end of next month and shared with everyone.
  • Raffle tickets will be given every time you attend a forum to be entered into a prize draw at the end of the project

Is your school involved? Learn more about Autism in Schools. NELC SEND Local Offer | Autism in Schools (nelincs.gov.uk)

SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs Disability Information Advice Support Service)

Change to contact hours

The times that you can get in touch with SENDIASS during the tendering process has changed.

SENDIASS will provide their service from Monday- Friday, 9am-4pm.

They will respond to new enquiries via phone, answerphone, webchat, and email within 5 working days and no longer than 10 days.

Email: nelincs@barnardos.org.uk

Learn more about the changes to their service during the tendering process. NELC SEND Local Offer | SENDIASS Tender (nelincs.gov.uk).

If you have questions about SEND we are always here to help. Please don’t hesitate to email sen@nelincs.gov.uk. We always try to make sure that children and parents/ carers voices are heard.

These Weekly SEND parent/carer newsletters are shared with teams within education, health and social care as well as parents/carers SENCOs, the DfE and local charities.

If parents/carers or young people over 16 do not have access to the internet or if they prefer to receive paper copies only please contact sen@nelincs.gov.uk.