SEND Family Partnership provides free impartial, confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs and/or disability in Staffordshire.
SkillShare is a project funded by Big Lottery Fund and managed by SEND Family Partnership to provide free training to parents and carers of children with special needs in Staffordshire.
We would like to invite you to attend a transition event
"FROM SECONDARY AND BEYOND"
being held at:
Earl Street, Stafford
on Tuesday 9th June 2015
4pm – 8pm
The event is an informal opportunity to go along with your young person, meet support staff from the college and browse the information stands. There will be a range of providers on hand to chat to you about how you may be able to access the support and services available beyond school years.
The event is FREE and FREE refreshments will be provided.
Booking is not necessary but it would be really helpful if you could either email:
Skillshare@staffordshire.gov.uk or telephone 01785 356930 and leave a message to say you are coming, this helps us to make sure we have enough cake to go around!
We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you and please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the number above if you would like further information.
BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR FREE WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
The Sensory Experience
This practical workshop is being delivered by Laura Graham a qualified Occupational Therapist and Sensory Integration Practitioner.
The workshop will look at:
· What it feels like to have sensory integration dysfunction.
· The role of an occupational therapist in working with a child with sensory integration difficulties.
· What is sensory integration dysfunction.
· How to help at home and in school
The workshops are for PARENTS AND CARERS IN STAFFORDSHIRE.
Monday 18th May 9.30am – 1.30pm The Pavillion, Branston
Monday 8th June 9.30am – 1.30pm Holiday Inn, Newcastle
Monday 6th July 9.30am – 1.30pm Ramada, Cannock
Friday 10th July 9.30am – 1.30pm Wightwick Hall School, Wightwick.
Staffordshire Umbrella Network (SUN) Stafford/Central
Friday 13th March 2015, 10 til 12, with network lunch 12-1
Rising Brook Church Conference Centre, Burton Square, Stafford, ST17 9LT
SUN is a networking group looking at issues affecting children with special needs/disabilities and their families. The network provides an opportunity for parents, carers, voluntary groups and agencies - such as education, social care and health - to get together and help to make a real difference to the quality of services and people's lives in the community.
At the next SUN, Stafford/Central meeting you will be able to share information and tips, find out what’s on locally, and get an update from the parent’s forum, SPAN.
Learn more about the family support Caudwell Children can offer and funding available for therapies and specialist equipment. You will also be able to find out more about the independent support available from Core Assets & SEND Family Partnership Service.
I would be grateful if you could pass a copy of the attached flyer onto parents of children with special needs at your school inviting them along to the meeting. Dates of future termly meetings and SUN Snippet, a snippet of what went on at last term’s network meeting, are available to download from our website, if you would like to link to your school website/social media site. Please visit: http://tinyurl.com/q7oqvfb
This may also be something you would like to forward to school staff who have a specific parent liaison role or interest in this area of work.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
SEND Family Partnership Officer/SUN Co-ordinator