2:12 pm, Friday, 24th March 2023

SEND Newsletter- Friday 24 2023

SEND friendly haircuts at Uniform Hut

The Uniform Hut at 123-125 Pasture St. Grimsby, DN32 9EE are offering SEND friendly haircuts.

They had an increasing number of enquiries from parent carers who expressed the difficulty that can come with something as simple as a getting a haircut for a child with SEND.

A local mum said: “I’m ever so thankful to The Uniform Hut for being so patient, cam and understanding with Riley with him having special needs he can be very challenging and unpredictable but these ladies made me and my son feel so so welcome and made me feel so at ease as I felt pretty stressed and on edge most of the time but our little man in the end after lots of running up and down and exploring the toys and sensory things and being cheeky…say on the floor watching youtube and eating crispies while having his hair trimmed and i’m so proud of him as its a big thing for him! I really do highly recommend The Uniform Hut 100%.”

Contact them for more information The Uniform Hut | Grimsby | Facebook

Get involved- DBV engagement opportunity

SENDIASS are co-ordinating a Virtual Teams Meeting on Tuesday 28 March from 12.30pm – 2pm. This is a great opportunity for parents and carers to be fully informed and have their voices heard on the Delivering Better Value in SEND project.

The Local Authority has been taking part in Delivering Better Value in SEND and they are now in a position to share some findings and consult with stakeholders on the proposed action plan.  Rebecca Taylor, Head of SEND and Inclusion will be leading a session which will include feedback from the survey that went out in December, as well as what they are proposing to do as a result of the feedback.

There will be an opportunity to provide your feedback on any further thoughts or ideas that align to the findings of the programme.  An electronic feedback form with three questions will enable you to do this, if you don’t want to use the chat function or participate in the discussion during the event.

Parents Carers are asked to register their interest in attending this session by using the Eventbrite link below- Delivering Better Value in SEND – Parent/Carer Feedback Session Tickets, Tue 28 Mar 2023 at 12:30 | Eventbrite

CLOSING SOON- SEND Award nominations

There’s not long left to nominate! The nominations for the SEND Awards close on April 21.

You can cast as many nominations as you like. Nominate now- SEND Award nomination form- | QuestionPro Survey 

NELPCF event launch event success

The North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum ‘Better Together’ launch event was a huge success.

Parent carers came to meet various services across education, health and social care.

To stay up to date with forum’s activities please follow their Facebook page. North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum | Grimsby | Facebook

Bubble Fun at Community Hub

Have fun making bubbles on Friday 7 April from 10am-12pm at the Community Shop Cafe.

Contact Emma Warrener to book your place at 07811 498089 or emma.warrener@community-shop.co.uk

Free educational support workshop

Book your place on the free educational support workshop for school age children on Monday 24 April 10.30 am – 12.30 pm Face-to-face at Grimsby Town Hall.

Find out more and book at Educational Support for School Age Children – North East Lincolnshire Tickets, Mon 24 Apr 2023 at 10:30 | Eventbrite.

Family learning for Ukrainian guests

Learning4Life-Gy are holding a great activity every second Tuesday at their school on 146 Freeman Street, Grimsby.

Ukrainian families are invited to enjoy extra English speaking and listening, the chance to help your children with their homework, cooking, and guest speakers.

There is also games, language help and TV for children.

To book your place please contact: holly.harmer@learning4life-gy.co.uk.

Help young people to manage their wellbeing

Kooth is a free, anonymous, safe online platform for young people.

It offers online counselling from professionals as well as forums and key information on a range of topics that can effect young peoples mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Home – Kooth

Learn Makaton

Sign up for the Makaton Training. It’s a great skill to learn to aid communication. It has been enjoyed by local parent carers, volunteers, and professionals.

See some of the upcoming dates for Level 1 and 2.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Makaton Level 1 (nelincs.gov.uk)

NELC SEND Local Offer | Makaton in the Community Level 2 (nelincs.gov.uk)

Book your place- SENDTraining@nelincs.gov.uk.

“Take-up has never been higher” Childcare choices

Find out about your childcare choices and join other families who have benefitted from free childcare support.

“Take-up has never been higher” How you could benefit from free childcare support | NELC (nelincs.gov.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.