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SEND Newsletter- 8 March 2024

Health Passport Awareness Training

Open to all staff working in health, education and social care settings, family members and carers.
Working in partnership to improve the experience of healthcare for people with a learning disability and autistic people.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Understand how to use a Health Passport to inform visits to health care settings and reasonable adjustments to the care and treatment that are required
  • Be able to identify opportunities where you can support reducing inequalities through use of the Health Passport
  • Understand the pool of resources available for hospital staff and how to access these

Dates and times

  • Thursday 14 March 2024 @ 10.00am – 11.30am
  • Wednesday 27 March 2024 @ 2.00pm – 3.30pm
  • Thursday 11 April 2024 @ 10.00am – 11.30am
  • Tuesday 30 April 2024 @2.30pm – 4.00pm

Find your preferred date and time and book your place: Health passport training

SEND Awards

Nominations are now open!

The SEND Awards give children and young people a chance to shine.

It is also a chance to recognise the important work of the professionals who work every day to make sure children and young people with SEND are supported to achieve their full potential.

The awards cover 11 categories.

Children and Young people

  • Community Award
  • Creative Arts Award
  • Sports Award
  • Friendship Award
    Education and Learning Award
  • Environment Award
  • Student Personality of the Year Award

Adults and Organisations

  • Inspiring Teacher Award
  • Education Setting Award
  • Special Recognition Award
  • SEND Friendly Business or Organisation

Nominate someone, SEND Award nomination form.

Deaf Awareness Week art exhibition

The children and young people that the Educational Team for Hearing and Vision support are invited to have their artwork included in an exhibition to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week 2024.

Learn more

Shake, Rattle & Read is a music & movement session for 0-5 age group

Lincs Inspire and the Educational Team for Hearing and Vision have collaborated to offer a new session specifically for babies, toddlers and children with a hearing or vision loss.

Learn more: NELC SEND Local Offer | Shake, Rattle & Read is a music & movement session for 0-5 age group – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

DFN Project Search Humberside Police

We are offering an exciting new Supported Internship programme for young people with SEND and an EHCP. They can complete an internship with Humberside Police with the support of a job coach as a part of DFN Project Search.

The closing date for applications is 22 March and an assessment day will be held on 4 April.

Applications can be made by scanning the QR code or by contacting Learning4Life on 01472 240440 or email admin@learing4life-gy.co.uk.

You can find out more about the preparation for adulthood process and supported internships on our section: NELC SEND Local Offer | Preparing for adulthood/ post 16 – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

Free Maternal Wellbeing Service

We are a free, friendly Maternal Wellbeing Service that can support women with their wellbeing throughout their journey to motherhood.

We help support mothers wanting to conceive, those who are pregnant and post-birth up to the infants first birthday (after this date would be a normal referral to the wellbeing service).

We provide the opportunity, time and space to talk. We can support with low mood, anxiety, stress management, confidence, self-esteem, daily routine and finding focus in life.

Learn more:

NELC SEND Local Offer | Do you know about the free Maternal Wellbeing Service? – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

Read the Carers Support Centre newsletter

  • Introducing our new fitness and relaxation sessions
  • Clubs and activities
  • Your monthly training programme
  • Your groups, clubs and activities
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Support for Carers at hospital
  • A spotlight on the Carers Voice Forum
  • What’s on in the community

NEL Caring Times March to May 2024 (carerssupportcentre.com)

Have your say on, Cleethorpes Regeneration

We want you to have your say for the future of Cleethorpes Market Place and Pier gardens.

The work developing the detailed designs for both Pier Gardens and the Market Place is getting underway and we want you to have your say to help the Council realise its ambitions.

This first consultation will close on 15 March 2024.

Respond to the consultation- Online consultation

EHCP Annual Review Feedback

At least once a year there will be a meeting to talk about your child’s progress and his or her EHCP. This is called a review.

At the meeting, we will:

  • Check that your child is making progress
  • Set targets for the coming year
  • Check to see if he or she still needs the same plan or whether it should be changed.

Your child’s school or setting will arrange the meeting.

EHCP Annual Survey Review | QuestionPro Survey

Kooth and inclusion

Whatever you’re feeling, we’re here to help

Get free, safe and anonymous mental health support. Visit Home – Kooth.

Did you know that Kooth can make adaptations to better support those with SEND?

We’ve added more information on their accessibility and inclusion practice to our wellbeing pages on the Local Offer.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

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.