This section contains a lot of advice, details of external support and events for Additional Needs.
Please click on either of the links below to give your views on how the 2019 SEND Capital Funding Spending.
Further information can be found at: https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/send/send-developments/send-special-capital-consultation-2019/
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."
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.
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.
The Department for Education, we have launched a national call for evidence to inform our review of the autism strategy. The call for evidence is inviting views from autistic people, their families and carers as well as those of professionals. It is aimed at finding out what is working and where progress has been made and importantly where we need to push harder to transform the lives of autistic people, their families and carers.
The call for evidence can be accessed online at the following link here and is open for responses until 16 May 2019.
As well as the opportunity to give views online, we are working with organisations and networks, to organise face to face sessions with groups of autistic people, including children and young people.
Talkfest Engagement Events
For information on Talkfest engagement events taking place during National Mental Health Awareness Week, the 13th to 19th of May please click here.