Next Signposting and Information Event – not to be missed!!
BOOK YOUR ORGANISATIONS STAND NOW !!!
(if you wish to display)
Date Friday 31st January 2020 10.30 – 14.30
Event LPCF Information & Signposting event (A day not to be missed)
Venue Hubberts Bridge Community Centre Hubberts Bridge, near Boston, PE20 3SG
NB this event is not scheduled to return to Boston until mid 2021 so if you or your parents are local – be there !!
Check out the flyer on our events page for further details
It is early days for service providers to book but last time we attracted 29 organisations – details of these can be found in our report or on the Information >signpost stands page of our website.
If you would like a stand we still have some spare places please let us know asap.
ALSO – FREE Workshops for parents – during Signposting event
On the day we are organising a 1 hour workshop (running twice on the day).
Working through a specialist trainer, parents will be provided with ideas and techniques to help develop their own resilience and skills to use at home or out and about.
See our website events page for details which are being currently being finalised. I have also attached a flyer – please feel free to circulate.
LPCF Survey 2020 - VERY IMPORTANT !!!!!!
(“The state of SEND in Lincolnshire from Parent Carers and SENCos”)
Our latest survey will be out in early January and we need your help please.
Please note that whilst we are using paper versions for some distribution we would encourage Parent Carers and SENCos to use the E-Survey system if possible (not available on mobiles but designed for tablets and Desktops)
WIIFM (“What’s in it for Me” & Parents Carers)
For SENCos and schools
For Parent Carers
How can I help ?
All Professionals and SENCos
We have tested the paper and E-survey formats with parents and each survey only takes 8-10 minutes to complete and can be done online.
If you would like LPCF to come along to a coffee morning or event with your parents to encourage them to complete it and let them know why it is so important please let us know.
This is where you get the chance to tell us how it really is.
Please don’t miss your chance.
PLEASE HELP US TO CAPTURE LOTS OF VIEWS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN LINCOLNSHIRE
New Outreach Project (previously known as SENCo Project)
As part of our new Outreach project LPCF are offering settings the chance of a FREE visit from one of our dedicated volunteers, at your setting. (Now available to Children’s Centres, NHS teams etc and not only for SENCos)
Our visit can be used as evidence of participation towards Ofsted Inspections and will give you the opportunity to find out more information to support your families of children with SEND.
We can offer –
· Option 1 – to attend a Coffee Event / parents evening at your setting for your parents of Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to hear about LPCF and what we offer. (SENCo can stay in meeting or not as required).
· Option 2 – Meeting with SENCo to explain LPCF’s work and how we can benefit your work with families.
· Option 3 – Combination of Option 1 & 2
To book your FREE appointment email the admin address and we will contact you.
After years since implementation through the Code of Practice for SEND, October saw the publication of the long awaited report into the SEND system by the Education Select Committee.
The evidence that the NNPCF and parent carers forums submitted to the inquiry was strongly reflected in the final report.
Fundamentally, after years of SEND development, much is not working well enough and the aspirations and hopes of the reforms have not been met.
Much more needs to be done across the UK although Lincolnshire is recognised as one area where good practice has been identified (participation and engagement with parents).
You can see more from latest news link on our home page for the positive mention of Lincolnshire. (only 1 of 4 mentioned for good practice!)
If you or parents have any views and experiences you feel we need to captured, let LPCF know through our Feedback systems or the upcoming Survey to ensure Lincolnshire’s SEND voices are heard and represented.
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.