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0-5 Years SEND Stay and Play Groups

Published on: 22/10/2018

0-5 Years SEND Stay and Play group Wednesday 24th October 1.30pm-3pm at Little Harwood Children Centre & Friday 26th October 10am-11.30pm at Shadsworth Children Centre Run by Early Years SEND Service Call 01254 666697 for more information No booking required


Blackburn with Darwen residents are being asked to share their views on life in the borough and give their opinions of Council services. The Council’s residents’ survey can be completed online now, and takes less than ten minutes. It offers local people an opportunity…


Help for Parents - Parenting Programmes

Published on: 22/10/2018

Blackburn with Darwen's Children's Services run a variety of parenting programmes. Follow the link below to a list of the programmes that are currently available to parents within Blackburn with Darwen. They are usually held in one of the…


Library Story Time

Published on: 15/10/2018

Blackburn with Darwen libraries are offering children under the age of five a chance to meet the library mascot Wordsworth for a FREE story and rhyme times. The sessions are free and there is no need to book. Upcoming dates Tuesday, October…


SEND Friends Coffee Mornings

Published on: 15/10/2018

Emplowering Parent Carers through Information Sharing Carers Service, Kingsway, Greenhurst Place, Blackburn  BB2 1NA Parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities or any additional needs 0 – 25 years old Welcome to our new season of coffee mornings starting Thursday 18th October:…


Easy Dressing Kids Clothes

Published on: 08/10/2018

M&S are really proud of their innovation in Kidswear that has followed on from a campaign where they asked children to tell them what their dream uniform would be. They had an overwhelming response from parents asking for a school uniform that was designed to…


The National SENCo Workload Survey

Published on: 04/10/2018

The National SENCO Workload Survey The 2018 National SENCO workload survey is a joint research project between the NEU, nasen and Bath Spa University. The National SENCO Workload Survey  This survey aims to further explore: • The workload undertaken by SENCOs • The key…


nasen SEND Gateway and Whole School SEND

Published on: 04/10/2018

Check out the new SEND Gateway hosted by nasen - the one-stop shop for all things SEND


Another new course could run on Thursdays, either during the morning or the afternoon.  You would be able to create a wonderful array of Christmas cards and decorations.  If there is enough interest, the course would start on Thursdays 22nd November and run for four…


Do you want your say on the next 10 years for the NHS? You can take part online up to 30 September 2018 at: NHS Long Term Plans Consultation Link This survey was…


Bank Top Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Blackburn Offering a range of courses, statring in October Each session will last between 2 to 2 and 1/2 hours.  Cooking on a Budget: once a week for 8 weeks Scrapbooking: once a week for 8 weeks Ready Steady Cook!:…


Blackburn with Darwen's Parents in Partnership group run regular coffee mornings to bring together parents and carers of children and young people with a special educational need or disability. These sessions are held at the Care Network Hub, 9a Town Street, opposite the Central Library…


Parent Information Session: Growing Up

Published on: 12/09/2018

An ivitation to families caring for a child with additional needs, a long term medical condition or disablity to a free information session held by 'Contact' in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Parents in Partnership. (BwDPiP) Growing Up, Sex and Relationships puberty and changes…


It is now time to start thinking about applying for your child's place in a Reception class or in Year 7 for September 2019. Schools will be hosting Open Days or Open Evenings so that you can visit to have a look and the school…


Designing for Accessibility Please follow the link below to view recently added advice and guidance documents about how to organise and set out information for children and young people with a disability or a special educational need.


Come along to our Open Day to see our new children and young people's residential care facility. Wednesday, 19th September 9am - 6pm The Meadows, 1a Barnmeadow Lane, Great Harwood  BB6 7AB GS Social Care Solutions Ltd is a specialist…


Looking for something to do with children aged 0 - 5? Come along to our summer holiday play groups - till week-ending, Friday 24th August 2018 Every Wednesday, 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm, Little Harwood


Mobile Health Apps

Published on: 06/08/2018

An exciting digital programme for schools combining health apps with the national curriculum has found even more success in Blackburn with Darwen with a second school successfully taking part. Blackburn’s Witton Park Academy joins St Thomas’s Centre and seven other East Lancashire schools participating in…


Minimum Standards for IASS - Draft for Consultation The Council for Disabled Children (CBC) are currently looking for feedback on a draft of the new Minimum Standards for Information Advice and Support Services (IASS, sometimes known as SENDIASS). These are part of the IAS Programme…


Ask Listen Do Project This project is aimed at supporting organisations to learn from and improve the experiences of people with a learning disability, autism or both their families and carers when giving feedback, raising a concern or making a complaint.…


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