11:40 am, Tuesday, 7th November 2023

SEND Newsletter- Tuesday 7 November 2023

SEND Employment Forum Launch

Organisations are invited to join the SEND Employment Forum Launch to learn about offering supported internships and employment, creating an inclusive workforce and network.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Exciting launch of new SEND Employment Forum – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

SPACE Forum open to all local parent carers

Did you know? There is a forum open to all parent carers of children and young people with SEND. Branching off from the Autism in Schools, Parents Supporting Parents Forum this group gives you a chance to meet other parent carers, share experience and ideas, hear from professionals in different areas of SEND. Educational settings are also invited to attend to hear what parent carers have to say, and understand what is important to them.

NELC SEND Local Offer | SPACE Forum gives parent carers a platform to connect – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

Young Carers Project video

If you are a young person and you regularly look after someone you could be a young carer. Local young carers made this great animated video talking about what a young carer is and the local group they can be a part of to get support, understand their rights, take part in activities with other kids like them and more.

Call: 01472 323231

Email: youngcarers.referrals@nelincs.gov.uk

Young Carers Project – YouTube

VISION LAUNCH: Our children, our future

Join us to celebrate our newly created vision and logo, and hear our future ambitious plans for Children’s Services.

Join the launch on Tuesday 28 November 2023, from 2:30-5:30pm at Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, DN31 1HU.

Become a Parent Carer Peer Support Worker

Use your experience to help others. Train to become a parent carer peer support worker.

Information, training and support for parents and carers (charliewaller.org)

Young people can improve NHS social care services

Young people from coastal areas are invited to help improve care on the coast.

BAME young people with SEND invited to share their voice

Are you a SEND young person from a BAME background? Answer a quick survey to let SEND Alliance know what matters to you.

LGBT+ Support groups for young people and those that they know

Remember that there are regular groups for LGBT+ young people and a peer support group for those that they know (partners, parents, friends).

Events :: NAViGO (navigocare.co.uk)

New Makaton Training

New dates have been released for Makaton training from Level 1 right up until Level 4.

Visit the Events and Training Page to search for an upcoming event.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Events and training. Communication and interaction – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

Emotional wellbeing for young people- Kooth

Does your child know about Kooth? Young people can get fee, safe, anonymous online counselling and support on Kooth. Home – Kooth

Yellow Painted Eggs With Various Facial Expressions

Design the YPAG Logo

We’ve had lots of great entries for the YPAG Logo competition.

A local child or young persons artwork will be made into a logo for the SEND Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG). It’s an exciting opportunity to get creative and do something that will be used all around the borough.

The winner and their head teacher will be invited to North East Lincolnshire Council’s Design and Print Hub to see where their artwork was made into the finished product. They will also get a visit to the Time Trap Museum at Grimsby Town Hall.

Take a picture of your child/ students drawing and send it to lauren.thompson2@nelincs.gov.uk by 13 November for a chance to win.

The YPAG Group will be judging the entries at the end of November.

Learn more about the competition and how to design a logo. NELC SEND Local Offer | UPDATE: Extended until Monday 13 November. Competition time! Design the YPAG logo – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk) See some of the submission we’ve already received.

EHCP Annual Review

Is your child’s EHCP Annual Review coming up? Remember what you can do to prepare for an Annual Review. You and your child should look through their EHCP. Write down any questions that you want to discuss at the meeting. Encourage you child to share their voice. Use the online EHCP Feedback Form after the meeting so that we can continue to improve. The feedback form asks things like:

  • I understand what an annual review meeting is and why it is important to me/my child.
  • I was given enough time and help to decide what I wanted to say at the meeting.
  • I felt confident to say what I wanted.

EHCP Annual Review feedback| QuestionPro Survey

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.


Sendiass North East Lincolnshire | Facebook

Call- 01472 326363
Email- ask@nelsendiass.org.uk
SENDIASS website

To receive this newsletter by email please contact lauren.thompson2@nelincs.gov.uk.

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.