Hi my name is Caroline Kiernan, my title here at Fortuna School is a Child and Family Officer. I am here to support our parents and children in lots of ways.
Being a parent is a difficult job and sometimes we need that extra help. Well here I am to offer you what you need.
Perhaps it is just a phone call to offload your worries or ask advice. I am happy to help at any time and no question is silly.
Or would you like me to visit you in your home and discuss things in more depth. Maybe you would like to come into school to see me. I want you to feel comfortable and for it to be a positive experience. Home and School working together gives the children the best outcome.
I can support you and identify any problems by completing an Early Help Assessment (EHA) this describes the arrangements and services that are on offer to help you and your family. It is about bringing everyone together and talking about the best way to give you the help that you feel you need.
Sometimes this can be done in a meeting which is called Team Around the Child (TAC). A TAC is to support children and young people from 0 to 19 years.
The assessment may identify that all the help you need could be managed in school or to involve another agency and arrange the TAC meetings.
The meetings will be set up at a date that suits you and your family and a place that makes you feel comfortable and at ease.
Everything is done with your knowledge and agreement. Please see attached below a TAC leaflet one for parents and one for young people.
Hi there all
We have lots of exciting events in store for October and would be grateful if you could publicise them around your networks and to parents who you work with.
Thank you to everyone who gives their time to support our Charity.
“Waving not drowning”
Exciting News – New Workshops on Zoom.
These Workshops are for parents, grandparents, Carers, relatives or friends of a child/adult with special needs or a disability?
Our host Hil Gibb will be holding a Free one hour taster session on Thursday 22nd October at 11am
This Free taster session will give parents a chance to meet Hil & LPCF Volunteers and give you a taste of what's in store at our parents workshops starting on 6th January 2021 for 6 weeks.
I have attached the flyer with more details – please feel free to circulate around your contacts and to anyone who may be interested.
More Parents wellbeing sessions – LPCF members only
Learning to see the light after lockdown
Join us for a free 90-minute Zoom session to help improve their mental health & wellbeing.
Nicole from Hummingbird Hypnotherapy will be giving us proven techniques to help us make positive changes to our lives.
Relax with like-minded people in a positive atmosphere.
Dates: Thursday 15th October 7.30pm
Thursday 29th October 1pm
Parents need to email email@example.com for an invitation.
Time2Talk – for parent carers.
If they need a listening ear?
Got a little question they want to ask?
Not clear about something or perhaps they just want to share their thoughts with someone with experience of parenting a children with a Disability or additional need?
Parents can join LPCF for these short meet ups for a quick chat to touch base. They have no need to book - just be first in the waiting room as places are limited
Dates: Monday 5th October 1pm
The Zoom meeting links are on the events page of our website.
LPCF Outreach Project.
Would you like to find out more about LPCF and how we can help you as an organisation and also the parent carers you work with?
Find out more about our official remit as Lincolnshire’s Parent Carer Forum, the benefits of being on our membership and how we represent parent carers.
If you would like to find out more about our forum and book a zoom session please email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unavailable during the day we can offer evening or weekend sessions.
If you or your organisation has any more information that would be useful for parents and carers of children with disabilities/SEN we would love to hear from you
Take Care and Stay Safe
Coralie & LPCF Team