4:36 pm, Monday, 23rd January 2023

SEND Newsletter- Monday 23 January 2023

Children and young people fayre

A FOCUS on children’s health and wellbeing sees a host of North East Lincolnshire organisations join forces to shine a light on the support available locally for children and their families.

The free event – Children’s Health & Wellbeing Fayre – takes place on Sunday, February 5, from 12 noon to 4pm at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, the eve of Children’s Mental Health Week (6 – 12 February).

The event raises the awareness of the number of local organisations who provide advice, services and activities for children and their families, to support their mental and physical wellbeing.

Childrenandyoungpeoplefayre (lincsinspire.com)

Wellbeing Workshop for parent carers

For parents/carers of school age children with additional needs. Learn how to manage your stress & improve your wellbeing.

Monday, 6 February 2023, 10:00 – 12:00

Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HX

Wellbeing Workshop for Parent Carers- North East Lincolnshire Tickets, Mon 6 Feb 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Makaton in the Community Taster Session

Today over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs, either as their main method of communication or as a way to support speech.

If you are not sure whether Makaton training is for you, try a Makaton Taster session.

The Taster workshop gives you a general introduction into what Makaton is and who uses it, with the opportunity to learn 33 general signs and symbols and an additional 12 signs and symbols specific to the group’s needs.

Free Understanding Sensory Processing Workshop for parent carers

Contact delivers this online session on sensory needs.

The session takes two hours.

Parent carers involved in the Autism in Schools Project are given priority places on this training.

There are two dates for you to choose from.

Thurs 2 February from 10am-12pm

Book your place: Understanding Sensory Processing Workshops | Eventbrite

Community of experience

KIDS have been commissioned by the NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Keyworker Service to work with Parents, Carers and Young People to facilitate its development over its duration.

KIDS will facilitate the development of the Community of Experience to produce individual areas with its own entity led by Parents and Carers as well as Young People with the support of a sessional KIDS member of staff and volunteers.  It will offer Information, Peer Support, Befriending and Advice based upon the Lived Experiences and Life Journeys. 

Have you cast your nomination?

We’ve read lots of great nominations about local boys and girls who have participated well in school, are there for their friends, and have overcome challenges and hurdles of different kinds.

We’re also seeing lots of great nominations about professionals who go out of their way to support children and put their all into their work.

What do you want to tell us?

It only takes a moment to cast a nomination.

SEND Award nomination form

SEND Annual Survey

We need more survey results than ever this year.

Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in the SEND Annual Survey.

You can answer it anonymously or leave your details for us to follow up with you about your answers.

Parents and carers – SEND Annual Survey | QuestionPro Survey

Children and Young People – SEND Annual Survey | QuestionPro Survey

The surveys close on Friday 17 February 2023.

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.