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Young person's online survey

Leeds SENDIASS Young Person Survey

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Join our online survey asking for young people’s views            

We would like to find out the most important and useful SEND topic areas to include for Leeds young people to help us to design and develop our offer to meet young people’s needs.            

The survey is for young people in Leeds with SEND, who would like to share their views.            

It has three simple questions with options and includes links about SENDIAS services to support completion.            

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January 2021
  • Silc Listening Ear (Tel:0800 470 09 06) - The Silcs have launched a dedicated out of hours phone line offering support, information and advice to parent / carers of children who are on roll at a specialist provision.This is a trial until March and is available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays,6 pm until 10 pm. It is a free and confidential service.
  • SEND Single Route of Redress National Trial Briefing events will be taking place in January – March 2021. This includes a webinar for parents and carers. Click here for the vidoes and resources.

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      December 2020
      • Leeds MENCAP are asking anyone who works with families with children aged 0 – 5 with additional needs for their views on plans for new specialist developmental play sessions and nursery places. These views will help shape the development of the service. You can find the Click here  to complete their questionnaire.
      • The Leeds SEND Youth Forum is a virtual network of young people aged 11 to 25 years old with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who live in Leeds or attend school in Leeds. Being part of the SEND Youth Forum means young people can meet new people and make new friends, learn new skills, learn about SEND services in Leeds, include it on their CV and future job application forms, contribute to improving SEND services for young people in Leeds, share ideas and experiences with decision makers and even receive gift vouchers as a thank you! Click here for their membership form.
      November 2020
      • Mindmate have created a parent and carers working group aimed at parents/carers who have a child who has received support from Leeds CAMHS, or any mental health service. They will be holding 1:1 individual or group zoom chats to hear about thoughts and experiences and to discuss proposed changes and gather feedback. For more information, contact Liz Neill by text or WhatsApp on 07496 494679 or email liz.neill@commonroom.uk.com
      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.


      Witherslack - Autism workshops (ongoing)

      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.           

      Register for event            

      Synergy Dance - Free online dance and yoga classes

      Free dance and yoga classes

      Live now


      Synergy Dance Outreach have just launched a diverse programme of 174 online dance and yoga classes, including lessons for those with a disability, long term health conditions, Visually Impaired/Blind, Special Needs and older adults.         

      It is in partnership with EMD UK and Sport England and the classes are free due to dunding from The National Lottery, Tackling Inequalities Fund.         

      The dance and yoga programmes are for all ages including seated ParaStars Dance™, and ParaStars Yoga®, audio yoga & dance and more, all via an easily accessible national online platform. There is a lot of content for children - and we are also supporting adults and seniors. You can view their online promotion video here:         

      The lessons are innovative and fun and tailored to each type of group. The platform includes courses for: children, teens, adults and seniors – who may choose from a wide range of activities and courses to keep fit, social and active:          

      • Special Needs including Autism & Cerebral Palsy
      • Visually Impaired and Blind
      • The Disability Community
      • Long Term Health Conditions
      • Seniors
      Click for the class list          

      Scope - Starting Line employment course

      Free employment course

      starts 11th January 2021


      Scope are offering a free service to help people back into work, volunteering work or even education by providing courses to help people gain confidence and believe in their abilities.         

      The Starting Line programme is a 7 week course which consists of 14 modules which are split into 2 half days a week.          

      To book your place please contact: Sue on 07734 540 763/ susan.tough@scope.org.uk or Andy on 07767 111 854/ andrew.philpott@scope.org.uk Or you can: Book online