teams-invite-for-east-riding-ypeg-project-pdf-updated.pdf east-riding-ypeg-leaflet-a5-version.pdf East Riding YPEG Virtual Sessions The East Riding YPEG is for young people aged 14-25 with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). It is for young people who live in Bridlington and the surrounding area within East Yorkshire. Come and join us for our first virtual YPEG session…. […]
“Thank you to everyone who responded last week following the appeal to cancel your places if you cannot attend, we saw an increase in families getting in touch with us. A polite reminder to families; If you cannot attend an event you have booked please cancel via (01482) 394000 option 5 option […]
In order to assist us with designing the SENDIAS service from 1 September 2021, we would like to gain your opinion regarding the SENDIASS service post September 2021. We are keen to gain the views of potential service users as well as current and previous service users therefore you do […]
The local Authority have received some feedback from venues and found that a significant amount of people have not attended activities they booked, these unfilled places could have been accessed by other families. We politely asks parents and young people who book onto activities that you please attend the session.If […]
SENDIASS Virtual drop-in sessions – the SENDIAS service is looking to offer virtual drop in sessions for groups of parents and carers to be able to ask questions in relation to special educational needs and disabilities. We are looking to arrange the sessions for groups of 10-15 people. Once we […]
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is currently gaining the views of families who may potentially use a domiciliary care support short break service in the future. To have your say and help us develop service design, please complete this survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ShortBreakDomiciliaryCareConsultation_NonServiceUsers/
The NHS in Hull and East Riding want to hear your views and experiences of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to improve services for the future. You can complete a survey online by following this link. The survey will work on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CAMHS-HER-T If […]
Please find an overview of the Preparing for Adulthood activity that’s been taking place: PfA Subgroup The PfA Subgroup met on Thursday, 25 June 2020 for a housing themed meeting. We welcomed members of the local authority housing team to the meeting who shared the following presentation: The subgroup discussed […]
The summer activities programme for Children and Young People in East Riding is now up and running and is proving popular. Activities booked for next week have now been offered to children and Young People with an Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP)There are still a small number of places […]
Do you work or volunteer in East Riding of Yorkshire with children or young people who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (S.E.N.D.) or their families?Do you want to find out more about how we can all work together to improve local services across the area?If the answer to these […]
“The FASP payment is to support children and young people to access social and leisure opportunities that they would otherwise be unable to access. The Local Authority has continued to provide this support to families and have made no alterations to the FASP criteria due to COVID. It is great […]
As part of the dedication to support Families, Children and Young People in East Riding we have worked hard to produce a range of activities in East Riding over the Summer Period. The below sessions are all FREE for families and places are limited. You must have a child with […]
The Parent Carer Forum (PCF) have been made aware by BBC Look North and the Local Authority that there is an intention to run a news item on the Annual Review Process delays in the Local Authority on Tuesday 21st July. The PCF will meet with the Local Authority early […]
This is an exciting role in which you will provide the administration function to theEYPCF Steering Group. This will include all aspects of administration andcommunication, the dissemination of information about SEND services in the EastRiding to parents and carers. The development of key relationships is key to therole, the post […]
This is an exciting role in which you will facilitate and enable the EYPCF Trusteesand members of the EYPCF steering group to represent the views and experiencesof parents and carers regarding the SEND services in co-production with EastRiding LA, Health, Social Care and the Voluntary sector.
Stronger Together gave the PCF a grant for 5 years of database funding. With the funding the PCF have been able purchase Lamplight Database which is a state of the art online professional database. This database is a favourite among Parent Carer Forums across the UK. It is recognised and […]
We have had a positive response for the use of WhatApp and therefore have set this up. 1) Please add 07813 676941 (EYPCF) to your contacts list in your phone 2) Follow this link to make your number private (only those in your contacts will see your number – the […]
We have had enquiries about setting up a WhatsApp group for keeping in touch with other parents and for up to date information. Would this interest you?
PHE have recently launched an updated Psychological First Aid (PFA) digital training module, aimed at all frontline and essential workers and volunteers.The course aims to increase awareness and confidence to provide psychosocial support to people affected by COVID-19. PFA is a globally recognised training in emergency situations and this course […]
Together we will… – Ensure services meet the needs of parents, carers, children and young people with SEND – Reach as many isolated families as possible – Celebrate successes – Promote one another – Develop feedback mechanisms to gather the views of parent carers – Facilitate effective communication – Respect […]
Watch our slideshow of the resources delivered, testimonies from parents and amazing art work by the children.
One of the responses to the questions the PCF raised with the LA yesterday was for them to forward resources that are being used by SENCOs. As a result they have sent these attachments today.
Welcome to the June 2020 edition of the SEND Newsletter.The aim of this newsletter is to keep you up to date with information about special educational needs and disability, especially what’s going on in our local area.
The Parent Carer Forum have asked the Local Authority(LA) to look at producing a Short Break offer for the next three months to help parent carers who have been home schooling for weeks to get through the summer holidays. It would be helpful to assist us with feedback to the […]
Feedback discussion with the LA on 8th June.Issues discussed.1. The lack of involvement of parents and carers in risks assessments.Response from the LA was to say that SENCO’s were aware that risk assessments should be carried out.2. Transition back to school or college was discussed and the PCF asked what […]
The government has said that all children and young people with an EHCP must have what they refer to as a “risk assessment” during the lockdown. This is because all education is disrupted at this time and the assessment is to look at, with the parents, how a child or […]
The Local Offer has a wealth of information which parents/carers can access for advice. Furthermore, FISH can be contacted for advice and information about local support and information networks available for families.
Download the write up from the first parent carer reference group that took place before COVID. As mentioned, we will be looking to schedule another meeting post COVID. If you or if you know any parent carers that may be interested please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively you can contact the […]
We had some enquiries from parent carers about the FASP payment process so asked the Local Authority to clarify this for us. “It was not necessary to change the FASP process due to COVID the FASP group had a view that the processes for FASP would not be impacted. Therefore […]
Once you have completed them you can either email them back to Health Watch or send them back by our freepost address. email@example.com Freepost RTEX-JUJY-LTURHealthwatch East Riding of YorkshireUnit 18Brough Business CentreSkillings LaneBroughHU15 1EN
We thought it would be useful to share concerns that were raised by parents during the zoom coffee session yesterday. Transport. What is the LA guidance on risk assessments, PPE and social distancing for travel from home to school. There is uncertainty about the roles and responsibilities of LA services […]
Open letter to parents and carers of children with SEND, from Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families 30 May 2020
The parent Carer Forum has put together some guidance for parent/carers before schools re-open in June. This will be explained in more detail at the Zoom Coffee Session on Wednesday 3rd June at 1 pm when we will also have a representative from the KIDS East Yorkshire Children and Young […]
It offers plenty of valuable information such as: A comprehensive look at the many forms of UK government support, entitlements, and benefits to help parents with childcare such as support from Universal Credit, the Tax-Free Childcare system, free vouchers, and child tax credits. Practical and useful information about each childcare […]
The Families Information Service Hub (FISH) consulted with parent carers regarding their views on how information is communicated. The survey/consultation was conducted at the Preparing for Adulthood Event in October 2019, via surveys in the bulletins during summer 2019 and spring 2020, and via several parent carer groups sharing the […]
We would like to invite you to join our first zoom coffee session on Wednesday 3rd June 1pm -2pm We will be giving a break down on the new government guidance for returning back to school, Feedback on Risk Assessments and an invitation has been extended to Mike from Kids […]
I wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing mount of information I have received throughout lockdown and during the corona virus outbreak. You have ensured we are fully informed and although I am not in the easy riding area it has helped me to know whats going […]
We are proud to announce that we have secured a small pot of funding to help families with educational supplies. Closing date is the 1st June and the Steering group will meet and inform you of their decision by the 8th June. Registered members of the PCF only.
The EYPCF has helped me so much it’s unbelievable really. The PCF was an excellent help and couldn’t have done all this or ehcp stuff without the PCF, The ehcp workshop was beyond excellent. It was highly informative and the Presenter was very patient and calm. The ed pysch ones […]
Parent Carer Survey/Consultation 111 responses (event and 2 separate surveys) Accessing Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information
Welcome to our new East Riding Children and Young Peoples SENDIASS page. We can you help you things such as: • Law on SEN & Disability, health and social care, through suitably independently trained staff• Local policy and practice• The Local Offer• Personalisation and Personal Budgets• Advice for parents/carers and […]
All of our work is currently done from the comfort of our own homes. We would love to have new members on our Steering Group. Doing as little or as much as you can will be greatly appreciated. No experience needed and full support is given. Please download our poster […]
Virtual Coffee Session being planned for next week. What theme/topics/issues would you like to be discussed? We could then have a short time for questions answers. Please let us know? Comment, message, call 07813 676941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
The PCF spoke to the LA last week about any steps/ discussions that the LA were going to have with families about the eventual transition back into nursery, school or college. The PCF survey on Facebook last weekend has given us a brief snapshot into the views and feelings of […]
Ruth Hobbs a CONTACT Associate, visited us in November to look at how we could develop to meet needs of our growing membership. We co-produced an action plan which we have been working towards since then. The Green areas are completed, Amber is less important, Red is a priority.
Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Sunday 10th May, schools in the East Riding will remain closed to the majority of students.Schools will continue to operate to provide childcare for a limited number of children whose parents or carers are critical key-workers, children with an Education Health Care Plan who […]
Please find an overview of the Preparing for Adulthood activity that’s been taking place: ERVAS – Virtual Youth Mental Health Event On the 6 May from 1pm ERVAS are holding a virtual Mental Health Event, with attendance from CAMHS, Kooth, and Healthwatch East Riding on hand to provide tips to […]
Update from the Designated Clinical Officer and CCG in response to questions sent to them by the PCF gathered from parent carers. Q. Is the Health information on the Local Offer in the Covid-19 section up to date?A. This is currently up to date. Q. Are routine referrals and reviews […]
Answers to questions posed by the PCF regarding the Health Visiting Service during the COVID -19 Pandemic from Louise Hobson Clinical Team Leader & Service Manager. There is a named health visitor for all children with SEND up to school entry and they are manged in the ‘Universal Partnership Plus’ […]
KIDS will be looking to work alongside East Riding SENDIASS which is an in-house provision commissioned by East Riding of Yorkshire council , East Riding of Yorkshire Parent/Carer forum, TYLER (The Young Leaders of East Riding) in establishing these services in the East Riding. Just to update you moving forward […]
The Peer review which was carried out in April 2019 was intended to enable the LA to have an insight into their performance in specific areas of SEND. The external report 1, the LA response 2, and the PCF response 3, were discussed by the LA Council Overview and Scrutiny […]
Having taken guidance from the Information Commissioners Office we will next week make preparations for a Zoom Coffee Drop in. Pre-registration will be needed to join the meeting. The PCF will send a welcome email with information about adjusting privacy settings to optimum and helpful advice. The PCF Social Media […]
These are the questions parent carers have asked the PCF to ask the LA today. All answers are posted on the Local Offer Covid -19 advice FAQ of which the next update will be Friday. We will also share on this page. DIRECT PAYMENTS There is some conflicting information being […]
Dyslexia Sparks needs your help ‘As a small, local charity the Coronavirus has hit us hard. We are facing a significant loss in income due to the current crisis. We are determined to continue to support children and adults with dyslexia who need our help more than ever, but we […]
Stay connected with us on our facebook page for up to date information on the Forum and the Coronavirus. https://www.facebook.com/EASTYORKSPCF/
Our Facebook Group is for parents and carers to share their opinions and views. The parent Carer Forum will not always share these same views but will still allow the posts at our discretion. Our three rules are to: respect everyone’s privacy; no use of hate speech or bullying and […]
Since the beginning of the “ lockdown” the PCF has been actively engaged in gathering information about the experiences and needs of families who have a child/ young person with SEND. Why is the PCF doing this:The Department of Education ( Dfe) has asked LAs to work closely with Parent […]
The latest answers to the most recent feedback gathered from parent carers and local support groups are now part of the FAQ’s uploaded onto the Coronavirus Local Offer Page. They can be accessed following the below link.Hope this helps. http://www.eastridinglocaloffer.org.uk/coronavirus/
“Dear Parents/Guardians, We hope this email finds you well. We’ve been approached by a team of researchers at the University of York who are interested in how children with special educational needs and disabilities are feeling during the Coronavirus outbreak and how parents/guardians would like to be supported. They would […]
We have communicated with the LA to ask were they able to answer the questions that the PCF gave them last week. These concerned whether panels were still being held, finalising of EHCPs after transition reviews, future Annual Reviews, the pressure that parents are under particularly if they have more […]
SENDIASS has adapted its service delivery, with all staff working remotely. This means that the team are continuing to offer impartial information, advice and support throughout COVID-19 and social distancing. On the local offer page http://eastridinglocaloffer.org.uk/care-and-support/support-for-parents-carers-and-young-people/sendiass/ You may also wish to follow us on Twitter @SendiassERYC as we will update […]
We are here to help. We’re working with The HEY Smile Foundation everyday to help the most vulnerable residents in the East Riding. Not everyone has a network of family, friends, neighbours or carers to call upon, if you don’t have anyone who can help you and you need support […]
As the current situation develops so rapidly we have decided to suspend all face to face contact. Our primary aim is to ensure that we can maintain service delivery across the East Riding of Yorkshire whilst keeping everyone safe and well. Acting on the advice from the Local Authority, […]
The SEND Code of Practice in section 9-166 onwards is clear about the legal process for holding an Annual Review. The whole process should take 8 weeks as can be seen in the following timeline. All aspects are MUSTS i.e. they have legal status. After the finalisation of an EHCP […]
Here are 3 pages of FAQ’s covering a range of situations mentioned by parents that need clarification eg access to the SEN teams,Educational Psychology service, transport, and also guidance about access to school and school openings etc.
The Local Offer has produced an extended page to support families throughout the Coronavirus outbreak. It offers specific support and resources for families including Government Guidance, Health information, Learning Resources for home schooling, Mental Health support and organisations, updated information and contact numbers for Local Authority Teams and additional services, […]
Health— Q. How is the Therapy service (SALT, OT, Physio) operating at the moment?How are CYP Termly plans going to be updated to inform the ongoing therapy for next term. Are resources going to be available from the service. Q. Are school nurses available for advice. If so is there […]
As promised on Friday’s COVID 19 Update. There are seventeen FAQ’s covering a range of situations mentioned by parents that need clarification eg access to the SEN teams,Educational Psychology service, transport, and also guidance about access to school and school openings etc.
A joint initiative between the council and HEY Smile Foundation has been launched to provide additional help and support for the most vulnerable and in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. A community response hub has been established which will cover the whole of the East Riding and will work alongside […]
This is an open letter distributed through as many of our partner organisations as possible. I would be grateful if you could circulate it as widely as possible to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and all others who support them. […]
Q. How early in the morning can transport be contacted? A. Use e mail for a quick response; email@example.com Q. Have any arrangements changed with the FASP? A. No. firstname.lastname@example.org Q. Where can information on Direct Payments be found? A. The LA is concerned and waiting for national guidance. Q. […]
As from Tuesday morning the Families Information Service Hub will no longer be answering telephone enquiries or operate a voice message taking service All enquiries must now be sent via email to email@example.com Our team of Information Officers will answer your query by email or via a call back if […]
The specialist services telephone number is fully functioning with all specific numbers being answered. Statutory assessments, Annual reviews and timescales are all proceeding as normal. The government guidance for schools remaining open for key workers and vulnerable pupils including those with EHCP’s is being followed. The three Special schools and […]
The Tribunals Service has announced that, whilst Phase Transfer, post 16 and post 19 transition appeals will continue to be heard within 12-14 weeks, all other new appeals will for the foreseeable future be listed on a 20 week timetable. If they can hear appeals earlier, they will, and cases […]
Today the PCF wrote to the LA for a response to the following suggestions and questions we are awaiting response and will update as soon as we have information. “The PCF can act as a communication point for providing parents and carers with the following information and guidance concerning possible […]
Following updated national guidance around the COVID-19 outbreak, EYPCF Steering Group will be limiting their work and attendance at meetings in County Hall. We will continue to monitor the news and follow national guidance, to ensure that we act to inform the families we represent. We will handle email and […]
Due to the current guidance from the government, we have taken the decision to cancel all of our group sessions until further notice. We take your safety and health very seriously and look forward to seeing you all when sessions recommence, we will email to advise when this happens. In […]
On the 24 January 2020, East Riding of Yorkshire Council published a statement outlining a change in the SENDIAS service due to take place from 1 April 2020, whilst a further consultation about the SENDIAS service was being undertaken. Service users provided feedback about the impact that this change would […]
On Thursday 12th March we held a workshop with Dyslexia Sparks. We had over 30 parent carers and professionals in attendance. Dyslexia and Dyscalculia were discussed. The meaning of Dyslexia was broken down as ‘DYS’ = Difficulty and ‘Lexis’ = Language. Resulting is Difficulty with words/language. ‘Dyscalculia is a condition […]
The outsourcing of EHCP’s and Annual Reviews without parental consent to share data is lawful .The LA can rely on the ‘ public task ‘ exemption under Article 6(1)(e) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. This means that the LA can rely on this to: ‘ “process” […]
The PCF have been working hard to get a response from the LA regarding the out sourcing of Annual Review work/EHCP’s. On the 11/03/2020 we emailed the Designated Clinical Medical Officer and the Assistant Director for Vulnerable People at NHS East Riding of Yorkshire with this question. “Parents and carers […]
We have recently been contacted by some parents carers regarding the Local Authority’s use of an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) writing company. The Local Authority has a statutory duty to amend and finalise EHCPs by specific calendar dates of the year, as prescribed in the SEND Code of Practice […]
Outsourcing of EHCP administrative work.The PCF requested a position statement from the LA at midday yesterday.At the same time having taken legal advice we sent a request to the LA for answers to two legal questions posed by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors regarding GDPR.We have always stated that parental/young person consent […]
At the January monthly SEND Feedback meeting between the PCF and LA, the LA mentioned that they had started to commission some Annual Review work to an external company, in order to meet the 15th February statutory deadline when the LA must have reviewed, amended and finalised an EHCP naming […]
We would like to thank Steven Yates for all his hard, voluntary, work in putting this amazing website together. We have been working with Steven since November 2019 and we are very pleased with the outcome, as we hope you are?
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Please find an overview of the Preparing for Adulthood activity that’s been taking place: Interim SEND Communications and Partnership ManagerWe would like to introduce a new member of the team. Ben Fisher is now the new SEND Communications and Partnership Manager (a role previously held by Lesley Gilson). Ben has […]
Spotlight on… Freedom Activity Support Payment (FASP) 2020-2021East Riding of Yorkshire Council Children’s Services are really pleased to inform families that applications are now being accepted for FASP for the year commencingMonday 6 April 2020.FASP is a personal budget of up to £400 which may be available to support a […]
Thank you to those that attended the first PFA reference group this morning. The feedback has been really welcomed and we are glad that a further meeting is going to be arranged for next half term. The meeting started with all in attendance sharing what they thought is most important […]
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Our beloved logo has caused us a few issues and doesn’t want to sit pretty at the top of this website and so is holding us up and building a strong foundation at the bottom of the home page. We wanted to share this with you in case you are […]
To focus on 3 broad areas of SEND activity and for each, consider the 4 areas of the SEND inspection framework, (identifying SEND needs, and assessing needs, meeting needs and securing outcomes). The areas being: – Co-production and voice, (looking in particular at work with parents and carers and the […]
The recent PDA Workshop, co-produced with Hull Parent Carer Forum, was very informative and increased our understanding of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). It helped us to develop specific strategies for living with children who have PDA. PDA Key Features Resists and avoids the ordinary demands of life Uses social strategies […]
I am writing to tell you about the changes that will be taking place from April 2020 to the youth groups, All Stars, currently delivered by Barnardo’s. All Stars will be replaced by Superstars which will be facilitated by a company called Endorphins. Please see the three letters explaining the […]
At the VOICES Event on the 28th January 2020, everyone had the opportunity to provide feedback. Please see the attached reports
East Riding of Yorkshire Council currently provides a Special Educational Needs and/or Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) to parents/carers, young people and children through two services; the East Riding SENDIASS Team for parents/carers and children, and KIDS which offers advocacy for young people aged 16-25 year olds. A […]
Thanks to all the amazing parent carers who attended today’s coffee morning with Jonathan Connell EHASH strategic manager.Jonathan sat,listened and joined in honest and constructive discussion in true co-production as equal partners around the table. We hope that we can have more opportunities for parent carers to meet with him […]
Thank you to Rachel Kirk today for a great workshop. Even though there was a rocky start everything worked out well and we all took a lot away and enjoyed ourselves. This workshop was an introduction to the implementation of the law and how this affects people with a learning […]