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News

September 2020

Vicky Ford (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families) has written an open letter to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, their parents, families and others who support them. The letter signposts key Covid-19 guidance that has been published and expectations about returning to school. Click here to read her letter.

 

Scope Activities for All recorded their recent parents transitions workshop. They have produced an informative video about hints and tips for returning to school and activities after Covid. Click here to watch their video.

 

Events

Leeds Local Offer - online consultation

Leeds Local Offer online consultation

Ends 31st October 2020

online consultation

Leeds City Council are consulting with children and young people with SEND as well as their parents / carers and the professionals working with them. 

Leeds has a legal obligation to publish our SEND Local Offer; setting out the support available for local children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area with special educational needs and disabilities, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. In setting out what they ‘expect to be available'.

Leeds City Council are consulting with children and young people with SEND as well as their parents/carers and the professionals working with them about the redesign of the Leeds Local Offer website.

Children and Young People
  • The online survey can be found here.
  • Or a word document of the survey can be completed and returned to LLO@leeds.gov.uk
  • Or a consultation activity that be completed with groups of young people or individuals, responses to be returned to LLO@leeds.gov.uk
Parents and carers
  • The online survey can be found here here.
  • Or a word document of the survey can be completed and returned to LLO@leeds.gov.uk
Professionals
  • The online survey can be found here.
  • Or a word document of the survey can be completed and returned to LLO@leeds.gov.uk

Witherslack - online autism workshops

Witherslack online autism workshops

Begins 21st September 2020

online webinars

Witherslack are launching a free online series of webinars to help parents and carers continue to get the support and advice they need during this challenging year.

The first of these will focus one learning more about autism which aims to give you a FRESH approach to supporting children and young people.

Their presenter Anne-Marie Harrison from Ideas Afresh Education has a wealth of knowledge and experience and will deliver webinars on:

  • F- firmly understanding the elements of diagnosis
  • R- remembering key points for positive communication
  • E- engaging with your child from early years to teens
  • S- strategies to support learning
  • H- highlighting the abilities in your child

The webinars are pre-recorded so that you can view them at your own pace and the first one will be availble from Monday 21st September.

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Carers Staff Network - online support session

Care, share n chat

Thursday 1st October 2020 : 11am-12 noon

online support session

Support session for parents and carers with children and young people with long term medical/mental health conditions.

In September 2018 Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in partnership with Leeds City Council held the “In Your Shoes” conference for young people with long term conditions with the aim of seeking a better understanding of the needs of young people in order to better support them. The children and young people agreed 7 outcomes that would make a difference in schools and support their attendance:

  • Link member of staff to understand their condition and needs
  • Individual Health Care Plan (IHCP) to support their needs and to be shared with relevant staff
  • All staff to have an awareness and understanding of different medical conditions
  • When not in School due to their condition ensure two way communication
  • Automated letters and texts not be sent to parents – more understanding and supportive approach
  • To be recognised for attendance not excluded from attendance rewards.

This session will explore the products/information which were developed by a working group of Leeds Children’s Hopsital and LCC to support schools to achieve these recommendations and working in partnership with parents and carers. Tracey Black and Ruth Addelman, colleagues from Children Services will deliver the session.

To join you can contact Mej Chaudhry on O113 3789261 before the session day, email carers.staff.network@leeds.gov.uk with your telephone number or click on the skype link below:

Join Skype meeting