2:33 pm, Friday, 25th November 2022

SEND Newsletter- Friday, 25 November 2022

This is the SEND Newsletter for 21-27 November 2022.

Holiday Activities and Food Programme

To see activities and updates visit Holiday Activities and Food – NELC | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk).

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme provides access to activities and healthy meals for children in receipt of benefits related free school meals.

Vouchers will be in schools next week dependant on the postal strike.

Youngsters from Cambridge Park Academy shine at awards evening

The Duke of Edinburgh award in North East Lincolnshire is now targeted to support the most vulnerable young people in the area, especially those with SEND and an EHCP. NELC SEND Local Offer | Duke of Edinburgh award (nelincs.gov.uk).

“Twelve students from Cambridge Park Academy were awarded their Bronze certificates, with a further fourteen students from other schools in the area receiving their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards at the ceremony.

Read the full article- NELC SEND Local Offer | Youngsters from Cambridge Park Academy shine at awards evening (nelincs.gov.uk)

BSL Advent calendar

The Educational Team for Hearing and Vision are excited to be launching a British Sign Language Christmas advent calendar.

We will be posting a new video on the Local Offer and social media every day in the lead up to Christmas.

There will also be more festive BSL sing and sign videos.

Catch up on other videos in the BSL playlist: BSL Tutorials- YouTube


Coffee mornings cancelled next week

The SEND Parent Carer coffee mornings next week are cancelled.

Come and see Abi again from Monday 5 at Central Family Hub for a coffee and a chat about your child’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Bookmark the Local Offer Events and Training page to see upcoming training and events. NELC SEND Local Offer | Events and training (nelincs.gov.uk)

We need your videos

Seeing our children and young people with SEND on screen can really help us understand the challenges they face and the amazing progress possible when everyone works together.

Take a look at our 2020 video: Meet the people at the heart of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in our borough – YouTube.

Before the end of 2022 we would like showcase more of our amazing learners with additional needs and the people who support them. If you would like to be featured, please email lauren.thompson2@nelincs.gov.uk

NAViGO has been appointed as the new provider of emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children in North East Lincolnshire.

The award-winning social enterprise is to deliver the Young Minds Matter (YMM) contract locally from April 2023.

NELC SEND Local Offer | NAViGO appointed as new children’s mental health provider (nelincs.gov.uk)

BBC Apprenticeship webinar

The BBC is hosting a webinar for jobcentre customers which will provide an insight into the roles and invaluable hints and tips on the application process.

The webinar will be hosted by the BBC on Zoom on Wednesday, 7 December between 2 – 3pm.

Book your place on the webinar to find out more about this fantastic opportunity. Find out how your career at the BBC can start today! Tickets, Wed 7 Dec 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

Read the full article: NELC SEND Local Offer | BBC Apprenticeship scheme webinar for DWP customers (nelincs.gov.uk)

Help us improve your services. Commissioning workshop

One of the primary commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan is to give all children the best start in life. This includes children with additional needs and disabilities.

We are looking for participants to find ways forward, to improve, and hope to ensure a wide variety of representation.

The Workshop will be held on Monday 16 January 2023, 1pm-3pm for a workshop on commissioning for the best start in life for disabled children.

NELC SEND Local Offer | The Best Start in Life for Children with Additional Needs: Commissioning Workshop (nelincs.gov.uk)


There is a range of training for parent carers on the Local Offer.

This training has been requested by local parent carers like you.

Bookmark the Local Offer Events and Training page to see upcoming training and events. NELC SEND Local Offer | Events and training (nelincs.gov.uk)

Help for households

Countries around the world are facing rising goods and energy prices, inflation and cost of living pressures after the pandemic and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

We know people are worried so the government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.

Help for Households – Get government cost of living support


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.