1:57 pm, Friday, 15th March 2024

SEND Newsletter- 15 March 2024

Closing soon! Supported Internship with Humberside Police

There isn’t long left to apply for the supported internship programme DFN Project Search Programme.

This is a joint programme with Humberside Police and North East Lincolnshire Council. 

Starting this September Interns will do three rotations during the year long programme in various departments in Humberside Police and the Council.

The event was held at Learning4Life who are the education provider for the new programme.

The closing date for applications is 22 March and an assessment day will be held on 4 April.

Students must have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Applications can be made by scanning by contacting Learning4Life on 01472 240440 or emailing admin@learing4life-gy.co.uk.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Prospective interns join Humberside Police supported internship event – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

Free Training- Phonics

The foundations of Phonics workshop is a 90 minute twilight session that helps school staff to support children in the physical production of speech sounds. This is compatible with packages such as RWI, Jollyphonics, Little Wandle etc.

This is ideal for EYFS and KS1 teachers and support staff.

There are 15 free places available per school.

You will learn practical tips and strategies.

Receive training materials and CPD certificate for attendees.

To book your free workshop please email us at hello@new-options.co.uk.

Home | New Options Speech and Language | Hull (new-options.co.uk)

Free Weekly Activity Group at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

From 27 March Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre will host a free weekly activity group for adults with additional needs.

Wednesdays at 10am-12pm.

No booking required.

For more information contact Alistair.eachus@nelincs.gov.uk.

DFN Project Search Humberside Police

We are offering an exciting new Supported Internship programme for young people with SEND and an EHCP. They can complete an internship with Humberside Police with the support of a job coach as a part of DFN Project Search.

The closing date for applications is 22 March and an assessment day will be held on 4 April.

Applications can be made by scanning the QR code or by contacting Learning4Life on 01472 240440 or email admin@learing4life-gy.co.uk.

You can find out more about the preparation for adulthood process and supported internships on our section: NELC SEND Local Offer | Preparing for adulthood/ post 16 – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

NELPCF Parent carer Coffee Morning

The NELPCF Parent Carer coffee mornings will now be held every other Tuesday during term time.

The next drop-in is Tuesday 26 March.

☕️ EXCITING NELPCF… – North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum | Facebook

Safety Equipment for SEND

Foresight have received some funding to distribute safety equipment to those with SEND.

Equipment available:

* Window Alert Alarm (suitable for all types of windows as well as glass door panels)

* Door Handle Alarm

* Door Wedge Alarm (Suitable for all types of doors)

* Door/Window Frame Alarm

* Solar Powered Security Light

* Remote Control PIR Sensor Alarm (Suitable for use in garages, sheds, caravans and homes)

* 5 different models of personal alarms (some battery powered, some rechargeable) all suitable for keyrings

If you are interested in applying for this equipment please call Foresight on Phone: 01472 269666 or E-mail: info@foresight-nelincs.org.uk.

A Person Wearing Medical Gloves Doing Heart ShapeAnnual Health Checks

Learning Disability Annual Health Checks are vital for young people aged 14+ and adults with learning disabilities as statistics show they have significantly poorer health than their non-disabled peers.

Evidence suggests annual health checks are an effective way to identify previously unrecognised health needs.

Concerns are that some people on their GP’s Learning Disability register have not had their annual health check in the last 12 months.

Benefits of the LD Health Check:

• Young people and their parents/carers will get to know their doctor or nurse better and feel confident going to the surgery.

• Any reasonable adjustments necessary can be recorded on the summary care record

• The doctor or nurse will be able to spot any health problems sooner and provide treatment quicker.

NHS England » Annual health checks

• Young people and their parents/carers can ask questions about their health and tell their doctor or nurse how they are feeling.

EHCP Annual Review Feedback

At least once a year there will be a meeting to talk about your child’s progress and his or her EHCP. This is called a review.

At the meeting, we will:

  • Check that your child is making progress
  • Set targets for the coming year
  • Check to see if he or she still needs the same plan or whether it should be changed.

Your child’s school or setting will arrange the meeting.

EHCP Annual Survey Review | QuestionPro Survey

Still available

Catch up on some of the things that you may have missed from last week that are still available to you.

Preparing for adulthood- Ask Annie

Email: askannie@nelincs.gov.uk

Text: 07595 122306

Are you a young person with Special Educational Needs?

Do you have any questions about post 16 education, training and employment or do you want to know more about preparing for adulthood?

You can always “Ask Annie” about…

  • Planning for the future
  • Employment
  • Transport
  • Leaving school & starting college
  • Daytime activities
  • Health
  • Training & work experience
  • Living independently

Find out more about preparing for adulthood and transitions. NELC SEND Local Offer | Preparing for adulthood (nelincs.gov.uk)

Your Parent Carer Forum- NELPCF

NELPCF is a collective group of parents passionate about driving positive change, we have come together to rebuild a Parent Carer Forum. Our aim is to be a true representation of the voices of parent carers of children with additional needs and disabilities. We strive to have a positive impact on the planning and provision of services and decision making for the families of North East Lincolnshire- now, and in the future.

Find out more about the forum and how to get involved by visiting their Facebook North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum | Grimsby | Facebook, or the NELPCF website.


SENDIASS provide support for SEND, across education, health and social care.


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Call- 01472 326363
Email- ask@nelsendiass.org.uk

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To receive this newsletter by email please contact lauren.thompson2@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.