15:14, Friday, 13th May 2022

SEND weekly parent and carer update

This is the SEND Newsletter for 9- 15 May 2022.

SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time

You have the chance to share your views on the SEND review green paper. Join our SEND Weekly parent car meeting at 10am on Wed 8 June. Email lauren.Thompson@nelincs.gov.uk for more information. 

The government has published a green paper on the future of the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision (AP) system and is undertaking a public consultation on the green paper’s proposals.

This consultation deadline has been extended. The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 22 Friday July 2022.

Find the consultation. SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time – Department for Education – Citizen Space

Check out the alternative versions of the green paper including the easy read and summary.

Hear from young creatives. Radio 1

From Monday 16 May – Wednesday 18 May, Radio 1 will run online panels in Coventry, made up of inspirational, creative, young professionals from the West Midlands.

Monday

Social Media and Design with:

  • Sarel Madzebra – Actor & Tik-Tok Star
  • James Mobbs – Creative Designer
  • Shantania Beckford – Fashion & Beauty Content Creator

Tuesday

Acting, Gaming and Photography with:

  • Ryan Walker-Edwards – Actor
  • Leslie Stowe – Technical Gaming Artist
  • Veronika J – Photographer

Wednesday

Journalism, Podcasting and Music

  • Amber Sandhu – Sports Broadcaster
  • Taylor James – Podcaster
  • John Bernard – Rapper & Poet

BBC Radio 1 launches Big Weekend Connects outreach programme for Big Weekend 2022 – Coventry City Council

Yarborough pop-up event

We had a successful pop-up event at Yarborough Academy on Friday 6 May.

Yarborough Academy pop-up event with parent carers and services

There was a great turn out of parent carers who met with services from across the borough.

This included the school SENCo and support staff, SENDIASS for impartial advice and support for SEND across education, health and social care, an EHCP Coordinator, the SEND Engagement Team, Compass GO, and Sharon Gest from the Specialist Advisory Team.

These events are just one of the many ways that we continue to engage with parent carers, understand local issues, get feedback, and give them information.

Find out more. NELC SEND Local Offer | Events and training (nelincs.gov.uk).

Autism in Schools. May parent carer forum

UPDATE: The Secondary School parent carer forum will now be held at Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU.

The next Autism in Schools forums are on 17 May.

Infants and Primary Schools

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy, Philip Avenue, Cleethorpes, DN35 9DL

Tuesday 17 May, 9:30-11:30pm

Secondary Schools

Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, DN31 31HU

Tuesday 17 May, 1-2:30pm

Autism in Schools (AIS) Community of Practice

The Autism in Schools Team attended the Autism in Schools Community of Practice on 7 April.

There were 81 participants from across the country who are all involved with an AIS Project in their local area.

  • We are one of the few areas that are working in partnership with mental health support team in schools (Compass Go!) on the AIS Project
  • We have 10 schools actively involved in the project
  • We have successfully carried out all our parent supporting parent, forums face-to-face which has not happened in other areas
  • Parent carers and school champions have worked together and agreed to ‘small changes… big impact’ to be implemented immediately in schools
  • Our training package already incudes training specifically for parent carers
  • Training passports are being created for all parent carers involved in the project
  • The project is linking up with Peer-to-Peer Mentoring for parent carers

Sensory cinema!

Watch Moana and take part in sensory play.

Join this inclusive SEND Activity on 18 June from 2-4pm at Grimsby Minster, St James Ct, Freshney Place, Grimsby DN31 1EP, UK.

Get your tickets, Sensory Cinema – Mingle with Moana | CineShow

Food options can be pre ordered with the @grimsbyminstercafe up to 24 hours before the event, (20+) Grimsby Minster | Facebook.

Engagement group for young people

KIDS (a charity that supports young people with disabilities and special educational needs) are developing a new Young People’s hub and are looking for young people to ensure that it is as relevant as possible. The idea of the hub came from young people that they already work with. They told them that they want a place that they can give them information they can trust; ways to connect with other young people to share experiences or just have fun; opportunities to make their voices heard; and personalised support and advice when they need it most.  Further details about the hub and how to get involved can be found here: Young People’s Hub from KIDS – for young people with disabilities and special educational needs

NELPCF

North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum or NELPCF, is the newly rebranded parent carer forum, formerly NELPPF.

If you live locally and have a child aged 0-25 with SEND then why not meet the new, friendly, parent carer reps. See how you can get involved and make positive changes locally.

The next meeting is at the Carers Support Centre, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HY on Friday 27 May at 10am.

What’s on in May?

Find activities on for you and your family this May.

Marvellous May! | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)

Children’s Complex Health contact email

Children’s Continuing Health Care for Children’s Complex Health, has a new generic email address that anyone can use to refer children to, or request support. Email: CCHC@nelincs.gov.uk

See their page on the Local Offer. NELC SEND Local Offer | Complex health (nelincs.gov.uk)

Emotional support for parent carers from Scope

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Navigate is a national mentoring service, that provides online emotional support for parents and carers of disabled children who are finding out about their child’s additional needs. 

Navigate: emotional support for parents | Disability charity Scope 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.

You already voted!