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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.