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Rochford review survey

Rochford review survey

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/rochfordreviewsurvey



Registering on a course at college when you have SEN?

What are young people and parents' experiences of registering on a course at a college if they have special needs? Were the college staff helpful? Did they understand what the young person's special needs were? Did the young person manage to register on the course they chose or were they put on a different course? Your views and comments would be very welcome in order to identify gaps in provision. You can email your comments to portsmouthparentvoice@hotmail.com
Thank you.

John Williams blog on autism


Portsmouth City Council- Free swimming scheme

Portsmouth City Council- Free swimming scheme

Free swimming is a local, council-funded scheme which enables Portsmouth residents 12 years old and under to apply for a card giving access to swim for free at 3 council-run pools in the city.
For more information, please go to: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/…/l…/free-swimming-scheme.aspx

Portsmouth University Values and Behaviour in Healh and Social Care

The University of Portsmouth are seeking volunteers to support their values-based admissions process in health and social care courses, to help develop the next generation of health and social care professionals. 
 
Values-based admissions means recruiting students for health and social care courses who, alongside their academic achievements, demonstrate appropriate behaviours and values that we expect from health and social care professionals.
 
The university would like to invite members of the local community to be involved in defining these values and behaviours. There are two opportunities to be involved, and if you have transport costs these will be reimbursed if agreed with the university in advance.
 
Wednesday 19 August
10am - 3pm (lunch and refreshments provided). St Michael's Building, University of Portsmouth
 
Group sessions looking at the behaviours and values that you expect from health and social care students. This session will be split into two parts. In the first part you will be asked to develop a bank of questions that could be used as part of our interview process. Following lunch there will be the opportunity to meet with course leaders from a range of our programmes to discuss what is and what should be a part of the curriculum of these courses.
 
Thursday 20 August
30 minute slots from 9.30am - 4pm (refreshments provided). James Watson West Building, University of Portsmouth.
 
We would like to record members of the community talking about the behaviours and values that they want to see when they are engaging with a health or social care professional. We do not want you to talk about your personal experiences, but rather how you would expect/like to be treated in the most positive way. You will be allocated a time to arrive and will then be interviewed on camera. These films will be used for a variety of purposes including teaching, recruitment and some will be placed on the University’s Values web page.
 
If you would like to take part in either of these opportunities, please email Jason.oakley@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 3540 and leave a message.

Later in 2015, Whizz-Kidz is launching a campaign about travel - and we need YOUR help!

Please follow this link to take part in the survey: http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/get-our-help/young-people/take-our-travel-survey

Cut to mental health services

Worrying figures published today.

http://www.specialneedsjungle.com/35-million-cuts-to-childrens-mental-health-services-speak-up-to-stop-camhs-cuts/?utm_source=

Interesting article regarding the inspection of mental health services

Interesting article regarding the inspection of mental health services

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/london-mental-health-service-receives-first-outstanding-rating-under-new-inspection

Statements of SEN and EHC plans

Statistics - national statistics
Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England 2015

A very interesting read!

Further Government advice for all to read and be made aware of...

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Please click on the link below to read how Local Authorities are being advised on implementing the new 0 - 25 special needs system.

Although this has been directed at local authorities and their partners, it is essential reading for parents, carers and all those who care and support children and young people with a special educational need or disability...

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