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Special School Provision – Salisbury Session on Friday 1st December

The WPCC is organising a series of sessions for parent carers to talk about planning for developing and expanding special school provision in Wiltshire.

The local authority has identified that by 2026 there will be a need for 220 extra special school places. There are a lot of issues involved in deciding how to create these new places, while at the same time making sure that provision for all children and young people with SEND continually improves. Click here for the flyer.

Who is this for?
These sessions are for parent carers only

We would like to invite you to join us at one of our sessions so that you can join the discussion, talk to the local authority and consider together how you think these issues might be addressed. We would like the sessions to consider a range of discussion topics that will inform future council decision making.
By getting involved now, you will be more informed and be better prepared to contribute to final decision making.

All sessions to run from 10am to 2pm
Arrive from 10am to sign in and grab a tea or coffee (refreshments provided)
Sessions start at 10:15am
Lunch at 1:00pm (lunch is provided)

Friday 1st December 2017 Salisbury City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7TU

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL You can book online 
Alternatively call WPCC on 01225 764647 or email
Booking closes on Tuesday 28th November 2017

HANDi App

A free mobile app which provides expert advice to parents, carers and health care professionals on common childhood illnesses has launched by The Royal United Hospitals (RUH) Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

Developed and approved by Paediatric Consultants at the RUH and endorsed by local GPs, the HANDi app provides expert advice on how best to manage the six most common childhood illnesses; diarrhoea and vomiting, high temperature, chestiness, newborn problems and stomach pain.

Download the App from your Google Play store or Apple store on your tablet, PC or mobile device.

Community Child Health Service Q&A

In response to the commitment made at previous sessions, the WPCC has worked with NHS Wiltshire CCG, Wiltshire Council and Virgin Care to arrange these Question and Answer sessions. The sessions are for parent carers of a child or young person aged 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability (SEND), providing an informal opportunity for parent carers to ask questions of commissioners and representatives of the Community Child Health Service, and to review and give feedback.

Sessions will take place on 4th July in Salisbury and 7th July in Calne.

The Salisbury venue is Salisbury & South Wiltshire Sports Centre, Wilton Road, SP2 9NY. The session will run from 10am to 12pm.

Any parent carer can submit questions in advance of the sessions whether they are able to attend or not (full details on flyer).

For more details view the flyer here. To book a place, please click here. or call WPCC on 01225 764647 or email.

BOOKING CLOSES AT 5PM ON THURSDAY 29TH JUNE 2017

Webinar: Transforming Care for children and young people with Learning Disabilities, Autism or both

Join this live webinar on Wednesday 1 February 12.30 – 1.30pm

Transforming Care is an all age programme for children and young people (and adults) with learning disabilities, autism or both, which aims to transform the way that care and services are provided to help children and young people have a meaningful and positive life. The programme also aims to prevent children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism who also have behaviours that challenge or a mental health condition being admitted to specialist hospitals such as Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs).

In local areas, Transforming Care Partnership Boards are leading on this work to improve services and the lives of children, young people and adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism.

This webinar will explain why Transforming Care is so important, what it really means for children, young people and their families, what is happening in your local area, how it relates to and overlaps with the Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, (SEND) agenda and how you can get involved to shape transformation. It will also explain what individual parents can do when things are not working for you and your child, particularly if your child may be at risk of being admitted to hospital.

Mary Busk, National Network for Parent Carer Forums, (NNPCF) Steering Group member for London, has been an integral member of the national advisory group for Transforming Care for children and young people and will be presenting the webinar alongside Sue North, the Children’s Social Care and Education Adviser for the Transforming Care programme.

Register for the webinar HERE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You can view system requirements HERE 

New to webinars?
A webinar is a presentation live on the internet. You will be able to hear presentations live, follow the slides and submit questions for the presenters to answer. You will need a home computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone. You can also join via telephone, although you won’t be able to see the presentation or submit questions. Read this information and guidance document (PDF). Please note that if you are joining a GoToWebinar for the first time, you will need to download the necessary software – please give yourself a little time to do this before the broadcast begins.