Leeds SENDIASS news

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August 2021
  • We now have a short voice narrated webinar to give parents and carers information and advice about transitions in education, health and social care.
  • This webinar may also be useful for professionals working with families who are or will be going through these transition processes.

    Click here to view this webinar on our YouTube channel.

SENDIASS news achive

June 2021
  • We now have a short voice narrated webinar to give parents and carers information and advice about SEND tribunal appeals and mediation.
  • This webinar may also be useful for professionals working with families who are considering, or going through these processes.                                     

    Click here to view this webinar on our YouTube channel.                                     

May 2021
  • We now have a short voice narrated webinar to give parents and carers information and advice about education placements in relation to Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).

    This webinar may also be useful for professionals working with families considering different education placements which can be accessed through an EHCP.                                                         

    Click here to view this webinar on our YouTube channel.                                                         

April 2021
  • We now have a short voice narrated webinar to give parents and carers information and advice about SEND support in mainstream education settings, and meeting to discuss this with a child or young person’s education setting.

    This webinar may also be useful for professionals who are working with families who have children and young people with SEND, to better understand this SEND topic.                                                                                                   

    Click here to view this webinar on our YouTube channel.                                                                                                   

March 2021
  • We now have a short voice narrated webinar to give parents and carers information and advice about education health and care (EHC) needs assessments within the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) system.

    This webinar may also be useful for professionals who are working with families who have children and young people with SEND, to better understand the process of EHC needs assessments.                                                                           

    Click here to view this webinar on our YouTube channel.                                                                           

Leeds SENDIASS events

Find out about any information, advice or support events that Leeds SENDIASS are running.

Advice workshops

SEND support in schools

This workshop covers what SEND support can be accessed in school, requesting, preparing for and attending SEND meetings, the Graduated Response, reasonable adjustments, and receiving support from other agencies       

Contact us to book your place.       

Upcoming dates:
  • 17th November at 1pm
  • 7th December at 10am

EHC needs assessments

This workshop covers how to request an assessment, guidance for filling in the application forms, information on the process, including time lines.

Contact us to book your place.                                                                     

Upcoming dates:
  • 9th November at 10am
  • 8th December at 1pm


EHCP reviews

This workshop covers asking for, preparing for and attending a review meeting for EHCP’s, requesting a change of setting, calling an early review, planning for adulthood and updating the content of a plan. What to do if you are unhappy with the review process or outcome.                                                   

Contact us to book your place.                                                                     

Upcoming dates:
  • 25th November at 10am

Next Steps after Multi-agency Panel (MAP)

TThe workshop will cover: the outcome following the MAP meeting, the process of a yes to assess and the process of a no to assessment, mediation and tribunal.       

Contact us to book your place.       

Upcoming dates:
  • 30th November at 1pm

Appealing to the SEND Tribunal

The workshop will cover appealing decisions to the SEND tribunal in relation to an EHC needs assessment or an EHC plan, including mediation and disagreement resolution, the tribunal process and preparing paperwork.                                                  

Contact us to book your place.                                                                     

Upcoming dates:
  • 2nd December at 10am


Preparing For Adulthood (Pfa)

The workshop will cover preparing for adulthood, EHCP reviews and updating the content of the plan, and post 16 placement.

Contact us to book your place.                                                                     

Upcoming dates:
  • 24th November at 10am



More SEND news and events

Find out more about other SEND news and events  happening both locally and nationally.

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News

November 2021
  • Youth Voice Matters: Children and Young People's Conference 2022. This is a conference with a difference – designed and delivered by young people for young people. This conference is an incredible opportunity for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities to build on their participation skills, develop their voice and feel empowered to participate in decision making at a local, national and strategic level. This event is taking place on Wednesday 23rd February 2022 during half term, via zoom.

    Book your place here.

October 2021
  • Targeted Short Breaks are asking for expressions of interest. Targeted short breaks and fun activities are for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Leeds.

    If you would like your child to access a targeted short breaks / fun activity please complete the expression of interest form.


News archive

September 2021
  • Endorphins Group are commissioned by Leeds Council to run sessions for SEND young people throughout the Leeds area.     

    Their fun action-packed Super Star programmes are designed to increase the confidence of the young people through interactive activities such as sports and crafts, with a chance to make new friends, learn new things and the opportunity to really grow and develop personally.    

    Their Happy & Healthy Geeks session give young people an opportunity to play on several of the latest computer games, in a safe and friendly environment. The young people will be able to make new friends and build up their confidence.    

    For more information and to register, please visit their website    

  • SENIT have updated their SENCO pack that provides criteria for schools to access SENIT support and information about their offer. It is a public rsource that provides clear explaination of the criteria to access the service and of the graduated approach. Click here to access this resource pack.     

  • Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers are a charity that supports young deaf people across Yorkshire to meet other young deaf people and share experiences. They also run a DEX Deaf Youth Council for young deaf people aged 17-30. For more information you can email contact@dex.org.uk, visit their website or find them on social media.     

August 2021
  • The Employment Hub - Specialist Autism Services are delivering employment support in an autism friendly and specific way for individuals aged 15 or over living in the Leeds or Bradford district.            

    The Employment Hub features autism support and workshops run by their employment team in Bradford and Leeds. It is done in a variety of ways including Zoom, e-mail and phone.        

    For more information visit their website or contact them at: Employment@SpecialistAutismServices.org            

July 2021
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park will be organising some Autism friendly event and walks over the summer break. For more information visit their website.
June 2021
  • Leeds City Council and Leeds health agencies are working on a new strategy to support children and young people in Leeds aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and/or additional needs.

    They are working with a range of partners, including children and young people and their families, and partners across education, health and social care services.                                     

    They are inviting people to join Zoom sessions to find out more about their early work on the strategy. They really want to hear what people think about it. If you are a child or young person with SEND and/or additional needs, a parent or carer, or you work with children and young people in Leeds, please join a session. Your views will help them to keep working on the strategy and make sure they get it right.                                     

    To find out more and take part, please visit the Leeds Local Offer website                                      

    They can also bring the session to groups of young people, families or partners. Email Natalie from the Learning Inclusion Service at natalie.samuel@leeds.gov.uk to discuss this.                                     

    If you can’t make it to a session, or prefer to read about the strategy and give feedback in your own time, that’s also an option. See the website as above for more information.                                     

May 2021
  • Scope “Activities for All” is a universal plus service which aims to encourage and support access to universal activity settings (dance, drama, scouts, sports, arts and crafts and anything else) to meet the needs of children with SEND. They will work with any universal service that are offering leisure activities giving advice and support using their Scope Inclusive Activity Award (SIAA) ensuring access to universal activities is a real possibility.

    Alongside the SIAA Scope can also offer additional support through their “sessional workers” who will act as a bridge between home and the setting. They will attend with your child to upskill the group and backfill their staffing. The support is on a short-term basis and compliments the team at Activities for All who will work with the setting to develop the practice of the group so the young person can continue after the support is withdrawn, taking ownership of providing support to all children in their setting.                                                    

    Contact Scope or email leedsplaypartners@scope.org.uk for a referral form.                                                    

March 2021
  • It is 'Leeds Local Offer Consultation Month'. This is an opportunity for families in Leeds to find out information on the different services available to them as well as take part in consultations. Find out more by visiting the Leeds local offer website.

Events

Witherslack: ADHD & Girls webinar

Webinar

Tuesday 28th September 2021 10am - 11am (including Q&A)                

online                           

                           

Colin Foley, National Training Director for the ADHD Foundation will be presenting on the day and there will also be time for you to put your questions to Colin at the end of the session.                

This webinar will cover topics such as:                           

  • identifying ADHD in girls and young women
  • ADHD and comorbidity
  • supporting girls and young women with ADHD
Register here                           
                           

Racial Inequalities online training

Racial Inequalities Training

on going                                                        

online                                                        

                                                        

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are offering free and accessible training as part of their journey to become an anti-racist system to reduce the health inequalities that exist within society.                                                        

Find out about:                                                        

  • black history
  • unconscious bias and racial microaggressions
  • white privilege and racial inequalities
  • the importance of Allyship
Find out more                                                         
                                                        
                                                        

SCOPE -Starting Line Employment Course

Starting Line Employment Course

Starts October 2021                                                

via telephone and online                                                

                                                

A free service to help support and encourage people back into sustainable work, volunteering work or even education by providing courses to help people gain confidence and believe in their abilities.                                                

Starting Line is a service delivered by Scope, and open to people who are:                                                

  • disabled - including if you have a physical or sensory impairment, learning difficulty, autism or mental health condition (i.e., anxiety, depression) and long-term health conditions.)
  • aged 16 and over
  • Unemployed

Working with disabled people to develop a programme around their career goals and how they can achieve them. Through group and one-to-one sessions, helping people to:                                                

  • Understand their career goals.
  • Grow in confidence, assertiveness, and independence.
  • Write their CV.
  • Develop interview skills.
  • Find and apply for volunteering, training, or employment opportunities.

Strating Line is a seven-week Pre-Employment Group Support course consisting of 14 modules delivered on 2 half days a week.                                                

If you would like to speak to someone first, before signing up, you can call:                                                

  • Sue on 07734 540 763
  • Emma on 07776 650 740
  • Andy on 07767 111 854
  • Register here