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.
LPCF Update in these unsettling times
Just to let you know we are keeping parents informed about key relevant information relating to SEND in the current crisis, so please encourage parents/clients to register with us.
We have added a new strand to our information pages under the Information Library, under documents relating to Covid 19, which you may wish to point parents to.
Please also see the attached letter from Vicky Ford MP to parents of children with Disabilities/SEN, which we have published.
To reassure you, LPCF are in regular contact with the Local Authority SEND Team and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums and will inform you of any developments during these unprecedented times.
LPCF Survey 2020 - VERY IMPORTANT DEADLINE EXTENDED !!!!!!
Due to the current situation and to give parents and SENCo’s more time to complete our survey we have extended the Survey deadline to 30th April.
It only takes 8-10 minutes to complete.
The link for the survey is https://www.lincspcf.org.uk/Survey2020/Survey_Home.php. (Please note it is not available on mobiles)
They can complete it electronically above, on paper and scan us a copy or ask us to send you a paper copy.
If you have any surveys you have been saving up or storing to mail in – now is the time. Thank you.
Please DO IT TODAY it will make a difference
Signposting & Information Day Report
Now available on the achievements page of our website or on our Information Library.
See the evaluation of our last event and why you should be at our next one!!
If you have any concerns or issues please use the usual contacts but please be patient as we are all parents of children with Disabilities/SEN too.
Take Care and stay safe