10:26 am, Tuesday, 18th July 2023

SEND Newsletter- Tuesday 18 July 2023

Exciting launch of new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities project- Delivering Better Value in SEND

North East Lincolnshire Council is one of just 55 Local Authorities to participate in an exciting and forward thinking project funded by the Department for Education dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND in North East Lincolnshire.

Delivering Better Value in SEND (DBV) officially launched in North East Lincolnshire on 12 July at Grimsby Town Hall.

Following a period of consultation, research and engagement North East Lincolnshire Council was granted the funding in March this year.

The launch was well attended by parent carers of children and young people with SEND as well as professionals from education settings, health, and social care.

Stay up to date with the project’s progress on the SEND Local Offer. NELC SEND Local Offer | Delivering Better Value in SEND (nelincs.gov.uk).

Read the full article- Exciting launch of new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities project- Delivering Better Value in SEND | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk).

Share the achievements of local people in the 2023 SEND Awards

The SEND Awards returned on Wednesday 5 July to Grimsby Town Hall.

This was a fantastic occasion to showcase the people at the heart of SEND in our borough.

“It was good to see the young people accepting their awards and how proud their families and friends were.”

“It was lovely to hear about all these inspirational people and I particularly enjoyed seeing the video footage. It was such a fabulous celebration of all things wonderful!”

You’re invited to share in their journey by watching the winner’s video’s. These fantastic people accepted awards for categories like Inspiring Teacher, SEND Friendly Business or Organisation, Environment, Community and Sports.

Watch the rest of the video’s- NELC SEND Local Offer | SEND Awards (nelincs.gov.uk)

SEN soft play at The Magic Castle

Are you a member of the local SEND parent carer forum NELPCF?

As a thank you to members for their valuable contribution to NELPCF, they are offering the opportunity to book for a private SEN soft play session at The Magical Castle on Tuesday 1st August, 6-8pm. Buffet style food will be provided, siblings are welcome.

“NELPCF Reps will be available during the event, we welcome you to connect with us and other parent carers while your children play. Spaces are limited, places must be booked.”

Find out how to become a member of NELPCF- NELPCF

Holiday Activities

There’s lots going on this summer. HAF offers free holiday activities for children who get free school meals. Local organisations like Climb4 and the Trin offer a range of activities for children and young people.

Check Families First for daily updates. Families First Facebook

Having a staycation? Your Max card can you get discounts at places around the UK. Discounts for fostered and disabled children – Max card (mymaxcard.co.uk).

We have a new ‘Day’s out’ page on the Local Offer that includes useful links for families of children with SEND- NELC SEND Local Offer | Days Out (nelincs.gov.uk).

Universal Credit for young people in education

Contact has made a guide to help you understand Universal Credit for young people in education.

Universal Credit for young people receiving education | Contact

Transition to Secondary School

Some great tips here to support… – Sendiass North East Lincolnshire | Facebook

Is your child starting Secondary School this September? Fortis Therapy have shared some ideas to help your child have a positive transition.

What’s next?

The preparation for adulthood process starts not long after they join Secondary School and it’s a good idea to take their skills for transition throughout their journey.

Remember to Ask Annie if you have any questions about post 16 education, training and employment.

Email: askannie@nelincs.gov.uk

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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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.