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Supporting Emotional Well-Being

 

Tuesday 20th November

9.30am – 12.30pm

For Parents and Carers

Find out about the Social Emotional and Mental Health Support

for Children in Wolverhampton Schools

This workshop is at a central venue

Contact us on 01902 556945 or email ias.service@wolverhampton.gov.uk

for details and to book your place

 

Autism Workshops and Coffee Mornings

Download information for Tettenhall Wood School Parent Carer Workshops – Autumn 2018

Download information for Tettenhall Wood School Parent Carer Coffee Mornings 2018-19

 

E-Safety Workshop

Tuesday 9th October 2018

4-6pm

Join us for this twilight session with top tips on how to keep safe online

For parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs or a disability

and for young people with special educational needs or a disability

 

Contact us on 01902 556945 or email ias.service@wolverhampton.gov.uk

for more details and to book your place

 

 

SEND Conference a success

SEND Conference June 2018

We are really pleased to report the lovely feedback we received from our SEND conference – “Travelling in the Right Direction” on Wednesday 13th June 2018.  The day was attended by over 120 people including parents and carers whose children have additional needs, as well as an array of services from across the City. Read more about the event here. 

Our Events – 2018-2019

      Download our flyer in PDF format

Have you see our new flyer?

Take a look at our new flyer with our 2018-19 events

SEND Conference – Travelling in the Right Direction

 Special Educational Needs and Disability Parent Carer Conference

Wednesday 13th June 9.30-2.30

Download the agenda here

Booking is Essential

Call us on 01902 556945 or email your details to  ias.service@wolverhampton.gov.uk

This is a free event and includes refreshments, buffet lunch and parking

Sorry no childcare facilities

 

 

 

Coping and Support

 

The Information, Advice and Support Service and Voice4Parents are pleased to bring you in partnership with Contact this free workshop for parents and carers of disabled and special needs children which will help you to understand and deal with stress. The session will cover:

  • What causes stress
  • The impact on family life
  • Tips and strategies for coping

Tuesday 15th May 10.00am – 12.30pm              

Booking is Essential

For more details and to book your place please contact 01902 556945 or email ias.service@wolverhampton.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

Annual Health Checks

Did you know that if you have a learning disability you may be able to have a free annual health check with your GP?

It is available for for most people aged 14 or over with a learning disability at GP surgeries that offer the service.

Visit the Mencap website to find out more and to watch a helpful video.

SEND TRIBUNAL NATIONAL TRIAL

 

From 3rd April 2018 all local authorities and health commissioning bodies in England will take part in a national trial to extend the powers of the First-tier Tribunal Special Educational Needs and Disability.   The current powers of the Tribunal are limited to decisions concerning SEN, special educational provision and educational placement.  The new powers will enable to Tribunal to make non-binding recommendations on the health and social care aspects of local authority decision making on all areas of its appeals in relation to Education, Health and Care plans except whether or not to carry out an Education, Health and Care needs assessment.

The aims of the trial are to:

  • Create a more holistic, person-centred view of the child or young person’s needs at the Tribunal
  • Bring appeal rights in line with the wider remit of EHC plans
  • Encourage joint working
  • Bring about positive benefits to families

The trial will run for two years and will only include local authority decisions and plans issued or amended from 3rd April 2018

Mediation is still encouraged as an effective way to resolve disagreements quickly.

The information, Advice and Support Service is available to advise parents/carers and young people about any aspect of appeals and mediation, this includes the new trial arrangements.  For further information, please contact us.

We will continue to bring you news on developments.