9:33 am, Wednesday, 4th May 2022

SEND Newsletter- Friday, 4 May 2022

This is the SEND Newsletter for Monday 25 April to Sunday 1 May, 2022.

This week:

Deaf Awareness Week

This week is Deaf Awareness Week.

We are showcasing our British Sign Language videos. There will also be lots of great content from the Educational Team for Hearing and Vision, and more.

BSL Tutorial – ‘I Can Sing a Rainbow’ – YouTube

Deaf-friendly swimming

Children that are deaf cannot wear their hearing aids in the swimming pool.

Check out this Deaf-friendly swimming toolkit. It has lots of great advice to make swimming a more deaf-friendly activity.

Deaf-friendly swimming toolkit | Documents and resources (ndcs.org.uk)

Autism Mentoring

The Faraway CIC is a not for profit social enterprise community interest company that actively works to create inclusive communities through enabling autistic people to raise awareness of autism within their local community and support the community to deliver services that are accessible for everyone.

Find out more about what they offer. Autism Mentoring | The Faraway CIC | England.

New guidance added EHC Hub

The host of the EHC Hub, Idox, have lots of helpful guides and videos for both parent carers and professionals using the EHC Hub.

View all guidance documents and videos for the EHC Hub on Idox.

This link to these guides is now on the Local Offer EHC Hub page.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Education Health and Care Hub (nelincs.gov.uk)

SEND review green paper

Watch this video to learn about the SEND review green paper.

Check back to the Local Offer ‘SEND Local Area Inspection’ page to find out how we will be working with you to make sure that you get the right support, in the right place, and at the right time.

NELC SEND Local Offer | SEND Local Area Inspection (nelincs.gov.uk)

NEL Adult Autism Board

We are reaching out to parent carers of adults (anyone over age 18) with autism that would be interested in joining the Adult Autism Board as a representative.

The group meets quarterly, on a Tuesday evening at 6pm.

The meetings will alternate between being virtual and face to face at the new Neurospace building on Queen Street, Grimsby.

If you are interested or would like more information then please email Angie Kershaw at angie.kershaw1@nhs.net.

Education support worker recruitment

The Specialist Advisory Team are recruiting for a female Education Support Worker

This is a part time role where you can really make a difference to a child with SEND.

The role requires you to work 4 hours per week on weekends.

Salary: £19.98 per hour

Closing date: Monday 16 May

Apply online: Job profile (webitrent.com)


The last North East Lincolnshire Parent Participation Forum (NELPPF) forum was held on Friday 29 April at the Carers Support Centre, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 31HU. They are recruiting new parent carers right now!

Want to get involved?

Get in touch with them by calling 01472 242277.


SENDIASS is now in-house with the Local Authority, but is still the same free, confidential, and impartial service that it was before.

Our priority is to offer parent carers and young people within the area accurate advice and guidance on a variety of SEND topics.

We are a very small team, and we are developing the offer for you all the time.

We will be at the next parent carer pop-up event at Yarborough School on 6 May.

We are establishing new links with other support groups as well as maintaining the useful links we have already. 

We have an answer machine on our contact phone number or an email address of ask@nelsendiass.org.uk where you can contact us, and we aim to respond within three working days. 

Our new website is: www.nelsendiass.org.uk.

Follow us on the new Facebook page: Sendiass North East Lincolnshire | Facebook.

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.