18

Oct

21

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS): Support for Families with behavioural concerns.

For children with additional needs a new online service has gone live this week, developed by our health colleagues to support families waiting for specialist assessments. The Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) online course helps families to understand the messages their child is trying to communicate and offers some practical skills and strategies that can be used to help manage behaviours that challenge.

The PBS video sessions, normally available through face to face workshops for families of children awaiting assessments by specialist teams, have been produced during the Covid-19 outbreak to offer support to all families.

Parents can access any or all six video sessions at times convenient to them at https://www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk/pbs.

17

Jun

22

Family Action – support and advice for families

Family Action

Norfolk & Waveney ASD/ADHD Support Service

Providing support and advice for families 

Family action is a charity committed to building stronger families by delivering innovative and effective services and support that reaches out to many of the UK’s most vulnerable people.

 

They provide:

  • Drop in support groups
  • Information sessions held on a monthly basis, e.g. understanding meltdowns
  • Plan Bee – a programme for families of children with differing needs. The course helps to think about the messages your child is trying to communicate to you and some practical skills and strategies to help you manage your child in a positive way
  • Cygnet – a 6 week course developed by Barnardo’s. It offers information on communication, sensory needs and understanding and supporting behaviour for your child with a diagnosis of ASD. Online sessions are available.

 

Contact details:

Web: https://www.family-action.org.uk/

Email: gorleston@family-action.org.uk

Tel: 01493 650220

Address: Headway House, Trafalgar Road East, Gorleston, Norfolk, NR31 6NX

20

May

22

Family learning

Fun and free learning for all the family!

We are Family Learning. We run free and fun sessions for you to enjoy with your children aged 0-13 years. Our sessions can be anything from sensory play, helping with homework to supporting your child’s health and wellbeing. Our sessions are delivered by an expert and friendly tutor who will provide a relaxed and supportive environment both in the classroom and online. The aim is to explore and discover fun and creative ways to help with children’s development and wellbeing and ultimately build happy families.

We are part of Norfolk County Council and work independently of Adult and Children’s Services. Please come and see us and take part in our online or face to face sessions! We are passionate about helping you and your child learn and grow together and would love to see you!

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/family-learning-courses 

09

Feb

22

Have your say to help improve SEND provision in Norfolk.

Norfolk SEND needs the help of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents and carers, and the professionals who work with them in filling out an important survey.

 

The wide-ranging survey has been put together by Norfolk County Council working in partnership with parents, parent carer groups, and a range of professionals to get views on education, health, social care, EHCPs, and wider support. It aims to find out what is working well and what needs more improvement.

This is a really great chance to make your voice heard about the issues which matter most to you and to be part of the drive to improve SEND support and services in the county.

Feedback from the survey will be used to help plan services and improvements in the coming year and beyond and will be published here.

The survey is divided into three separate sets of questions for each of these groups: children and young people aged 11 to 25; parents and carers; and professionals. It can be completed anonymously and should only take around 15 minutes.

It’s really important that as many people as possible respond.

The main survey can be found at

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SENDsurvey2022/ or by clicking here. An Easy Read version for children and young people is available. The survey is open until Monday 7 March.

20

Jan

22

Great Yarmouth Support group for families affected by SEND

Click on link below to find out more 🙂

 

 

Gt. Yarmouth Launch

03

Dec

21

Do you have a pre-school age child that may have additional needs?

If you are looking for any support or guidance with a pre-school age child that may have additional needs there is a free service that you can access 🙂  Please click on the link below to find out more.

Portage leaflet

13

Oct

21

The Norfolk SEND bulletin

A new-look SEND Bulletin from Norfolk County Council is full of updates on what’s happening in SEND in Norfolk

https://www.sensationalfamilies.org.uk/articles/71-welcome-to-the-norfolk-send-bulletin

13

Oct

21

SEND local offer website

This website is for anyone in the life of a child or young person aged 0-25 who has a special educational need and/or disability (SEND) in Norfolk.  

The website can help you:

  • Find information on support in education 
  • Learn about special needs services that can help children, young people and their families
  • Find a support network – parents, groups and organisations
  • Get guidance and advice about how to help a young person plan their adult life

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/children-and-families/send-local-offer

13

Oct

21

Family Voice Norfolk newsletter

15

Sep

21

Exciting opportunity for Dad’s and Step-Dad’s

Click on link below to find out more!!!! 🙂

 

Dads Matter Postcard

17

Jun

21

Transition information – free webinars for parents