2:24 pm, Friday, 3rd February 2023

SEND Newsletter- February 3 2023


The Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre to witness this visual spectacular light up of Grimsby’s iconic buildings created with your submissions to #MyFishGY.

There will be plenty of activities, food and attractions for all to enjoy!

Outside Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre.

  • Friday 17 & Saturday 18 February between 5.30pm and 9.30pm

Follow the Grimsby Creates Facebook for more.

Grimsby Creates | Facebook

Find local activities, support, and community groups online

Do you know about Simply Connect? You can use this website to find a range of local activities and community groups.

Simply Connect North East Lincs – connecting you to your local community

If you are finding it hard to find the right support you can try Connect NEL. We have a dedicated 24/7 phone line and an extensive database of services and activities that can give you the help you need. Call 01472 403403.

Community – Connect NEL

Half term activities with Climb4

Climb4 offers half-term activities for children of different ages. Make sure to secure your spot before it’s too late!

CLIMB 4 Limited | Grimsby | Facebook

SEND Sensory cinema. Encanto

Remember that the location has changed. If you enjoyed the sensory cinema with others at the Grimsby Minster, please remember that the event venue has changed to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre.

Let’s get excited with Encanto!

Come join us at Cleethorpes leisure centre on the 19 February from 2-4pm!

The sensory cinema is for those with SEN.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Tickets are available at Sensory Cinema – Exctited with Encanto | CineShow


In previous newsletters we’ve included events, training, and engagement opportunities. Keep scrolling to see which ones are coming up and make sure you don’t miss out!

Children and young people fayre

This weekend! The children and young people’s fayre.

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)

Care for yourself to care for others

Take care of yourself so that you can take care of others.

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

Junior Open Art Exhibition

Art is a great way of helping children and young people to express themselves, explore their imagination and can be a therapeutic outlet to help them manage their emotions.

Help them to get inspired by other creative submissions from children and young people.

Bring them to view an exhibition of artwork created by local young people aged 15 years and under, showcasing a variety of wonderful, colourful and imaginative pieces.

The exhibition is free to view from Monday, 16 January to Saturday, 25 February, during Cleethorpes Library opening times – Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 5:30pm, Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Junior Art Exhibition (lincsinspire.com)

More from Lincs Inspire

Lincs Inspire have a range of other activities like Shake, rattle, and read, Messy Play, a wRECk Room for 8-15 year olds.

Visit their website for more: Lincs Inspire

Find out more about Lincs Inspire accessible services across the borough including adapted equipment, disabled parking, hearing loops, accessible toilets and more at all of their sites. Inclusive Services (lincsinspire.com)

Let someone know you appreciate them

Did you know? When a person or an organisation gets three or more nominations they are automatically entered into the final round of judging for a SEND Award!?

We have had multiple nominations for some Early Years settings, schools, students and teachers.

Make sure to cast your nomination which will be reviewed by the SEND YPAG group along with notable members from around the borough to be recognised at this very special event.

We want parents and carers to nominate their children, and their schools, we want professionals to nominate their colleagues and services, and for children and young people to nominate their parents and carers for the support that they give.

This award ceremony is about unsung heroes and the little things that really matter.

SEND Award nomination form

SEND Annual Survey

Did you know? You have the option to leave your contact details at the end of the SEND Annual Survey for a professional to get in touch for a follow up discussion about your answers.

Everything that you chose to tell us helps us gain a better understanding of your needs and how to meet them.

Please answer the SEND Annual Survey.

Parents and carers – SEND Annual Survey | QuestionPro Survey

Help your child to answer the children and young people’s 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.