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AEN Provision

This section contains a lot of advice, details of external support and events for Additional Needs.

Local Offer SEND Website

Click on this link for a wide range of useful resources to support your children and young people returning to school in September.

St. Helens Children’s Health Service Update August 2020

Click on the link for the latest update produced for Listen 4 Change by St. Helens Clinical Commissioning Group:

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/send/covid-19/health-services/

St. Helens SEND IASS (Information, Advice and Support Service)

Click on the link below for the latest information:

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/send/support-services/st-helens-iass/

Attend Anywhere Appointment/Consultation System

Have you used North West Boroughs’ video consultation system, Attend Anywhere?

If so North West Boroughs want to hear about your experience. Your feedback is essential in helping to improve this newly developed system.

Please either call (01925) 664057 or email bernadette.millington@nwbh.nhs.uk

Contact Information and Advice on Social Care Assessments for Children and Young People with Autism

Click on the link below for information on requesting an assessment:

https://contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/councils-unlawfully-refuse-care-assessments/

Kooth Online Counselling for Young People age 11+

As shown at the virtual session on Anxiety and Mental Health, the link below is for the above service commissioned by St. Helens since March 2020. This is for young people age 11 to 25. It is not SEND specific but may be helpful for some of our young people and parent carers can support their people to use and access the services.

https://www.kooth.com/

Quell Online Counselling for 18+

This has recently been commissioned in St. Helens:

https://www.qwell.io/

Online resources to support your wellbeing and your child’s wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak (see below).  

Coronavirus and Your Child’s Wellbeing

Autistica
Coping with uncertainty for autistic people and their families.
The Anna Freud Centre
Supporting young people’s mental health during periods of disruption.
   

The Mental Health Foundation
Talking to your child about scary world news. 
Young Minds 
Blogs aimed at young people on wellbeing and Coronavirus. 

​​​​​​Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing 

  • Mind -  your wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak  - click here 
  • The Mental Health Foundation - looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak - click here 
  • The NHS - how to look after your wellbeing whilst staying at home - click here 
  • The NHS - list of helplines if you need to speak to someone about your mental health  - click here 
  • British Association for Counselling Psychotherapists - how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during self-isolation - click here

Witherslack Parent Carer Webinars
Click here for details of upcoming webinars and for recordings of previous webinars.

Useful Information from IPSEA
Guidance on SEND Risk Assessments
Update from National Network of Parent Carers
Click on the link to see how what we say locally is taken forward nationally here

Cerebra

Please find below an extract from Cerebra's website with a link to a useful downloadable guide:


"Our Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshops are designed to help families access the services that their children need, and are entitled to.

Our popular Accessing Public Services Toolkit aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. The toolkit aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them."

Download Guide here

Mind Ed

This free resource is aimed at both families and professionals.  It is suited for use by schools, children’s care homes, health professionals, social care, Grandparents, advocates and many more.  It offers specific modules around autism, learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges

Please share this resource widely to help families, wider workforce, volunteers and advocates to be best prepared and skilled to support young people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism.

Taste Buddies

What is Taste Buddies?
Taste Buddies is a community-based group programme, run by dieticians, for parents/carers of children with restricted diets who are registered with a GP in the Knowsley or St. Helens area.
Using the latest evidence around restrictive dietary intakes and by consulting with experts in occupational therapy, speech therapy and specialist teachers we have developed a group to support your child’s needs.  View/download further information below.

Useful Websites

St Helens Carers
Language, Autism and Social Communication Service (LASCS)
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Autism Links

For information about St Helens IASS (Independent Advice and Support Service) Please view/download leaflet below.