News and Events

Equality Impact Assessment - Staff/Union Consultation Survey

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Leisure Centres currently operate five crèches in their facilities (pre-COVID-19). The council is reviewing the operation of the crèches in these centres due to the low usage in each crèche, and the high operational costs associated in running them. With that in mind we value your opinion if you are a user of our crèches. Please spend some time to give us your feedback via the link to the survey below:

Smart Survey - Leisure Facility Crèches (external council survey website)

Update on Disagreement Resolution Mediation Service

The Local Authority has a statutory duty to commission an independent Disagreement Resolution and Mediation Service for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities and their parents/carers. The Local Authority has been contracting Collis Mediation Ltd since 2019 and their contract is due to end on 31 October 2021.

In light of the contract coming to an end, the Local Authority has worked in co-production with the East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum and Health colleagues to tender for a new contract to start 1 November 2021. Following the tender exercise and evaluations, KIDS were successful and will be delivering the service from 1 November 2021.

Collis Mediation Ltd will continue to pick up any new referrals until 31 October and if your support goes past that date they will continue to support you to ensure you receive a consistent service. If you are currently receiving a service from Collis Mediation Ltd, they will continue to work with you until this has concluded.

Contact information for KIDS will be published here on the Local Offer in due course. Referrals to KIDS will start from 1 November 2021.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us:


or call (01482) 394000 (option 6).

SEND Local Offer Bulletin

SEND Local Offer Bulletin - Edition 44 - 14 October 2021

You can view the latest SEND Bulletin below:

SEND Local Offer Bulletin - Edition 44 - 14 October 2021 (pdf 334kb)

For information about SEND Local Offer LOOK AHEAD and to register with the service, please visit the LOOK AHEAD page or contact the FISH helpline:

Tel: (01482) 396469

SEND Local Offer Newsletter

SEND Local Offer Newsletter - Edition 5 - October 2021

You can view the latest SEND Bulletin below:

SEND Local Offer Newsletter - Edition 5 - October 2021

For information about SEND Local Offer LOOK AHEAD and to register with the service, please visit the LOOK AHEAD page or contact the FISH helpline:

Tel: (01482) 396469

Autism Seminar - Understanding Autism

We will be running Understanding Autism Seminars in the Autumn term.

This is for Parents/ Carers only to attend.
Due to restricted availability, we can only offer one place per family at this time.

The session is open to parents/carers who would like to know more about Autism, including:

  • What is Autism?
  • How autism affects social communication.
  • Practical ideas for developing communication strategies.

The Seminar will run from 10am to 12.15pm. Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before the start of the session. Drinks are not provided.

Please provide your own pens and paper if you would like to take notes. Booklets to accompany the session are available from should you wish to have one to refer to during the seminar (this is optional).

The room will be well ventilated, please bring warm clothing.

For further information or to book your place on this seminar, use the contact information below.


County Hall, Beverley, rooms 2 and 3
TBC Beverley area
Bridlington North Library
Goole Council Chambers

Times: 10:00 - 12:15



Telephone: (01482) 394000 option 4 option 2

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan - 14 December to 03 January

Singing sensation Michael Auger from Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro will headline in the starring role of Peter Pan, in the Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan this Christmas.

Hoist the mainsail for ship-loads of pantomime-style nautical naughtiness with the boy who never grew up in The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan.

Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling as they fly from the rooftops of Victorian London with Peter to join the Lost Boys and the fairy Tinker Bell in Never Land where Captain Hook is on a mission to outwit and out-manoeuvre our hero.

This year's production promises to be more spectacular than ever featuring all of the traditional elements of pantomime combined with dazzling scenery and costumes, bucket-loads of laughter and awe-inspiring flying guaranteed to entertain all the family.

For dates, times and relaxed performances please visit the Brid Spa website.

Have your say on East Riding of Yorkshire Council's proposed Home to School or College Transport Policy

Visit the council's website via the link below to preview the policy and have your say via the online survey:

Survey - Home to School or College Transport

Best Endeavours Duty

The Best Endeavours Duty information has been added to the SEN support in schools page. Please open the panel entitled 'What can I expect the education provider to provide?' to read about it.

Ofsted Area SEND Inspection - Children, Young People and the Voluntary and Community Sector Survey

With the Ofsted Area SEND Inspection due, it is important that the Inspectors have the opportunity to speak to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) living in East Riding, as well as a wide range of professionals who work with them.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council are currently working with ERVAS, KIDS, East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum, The Young Leaders of East Riding (TYLER) group, Hear Me Out (YPEG) and Superstars, to ensure that children and young people, as well as professionals (paid and unpaid) from the Voluntary and Community Sector, have the opportunity to tell the Inspectors what they think.

You can choose to complete one of the following 3 surveys, which are all now ready:

  • Young people's written survey
  • Young people's picture survey
  • Voluntary and community sector survey

It would be great if you could share these with children and young people with SEND and help them to complete it where needed, or with any VCS groups that you think would be interested. There is no current deadline, as the surveys will run until Ofsted announce the date they are coming to East Riding. If any children or young people would like to attend the zoom meeting with inspectors, they can email

You can access all of the surveys here:

Autism assessment pathway - please provide important feedback

Would you like to provide important feedback on your experience of accessing the autism assessment pathway in East Yorkshire? We are researching how the process of autism assessment fits with other services in the region and how you experienced the pathway.

ECADA Poster (pdf 491kb)

Online parent carer sessions

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Specialist Services have worked in partnership with East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF) and The Young Leaders of East Riding (TYLER) to develop a range of online parent carer sessions on a range of different topics, please see the attached document for further information and booking links

East Riding of Yorkshire SEND Parent Carer Sessions (pdf 577kb)

Personal Transport Budget update

Personal transport budgets (PTB) are an alternative way for the council to deliver statutory home to school or college transport for pupils who are eligible for support to their educational establishment. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been running its current PTB model for the last four years.

After reflecting on the uptake of the current model, learning lessons from formal and informal feedback, focused meetings and national research a new PTB model has been developed and will be piloted from January 2021. This new model will be piloted with a small group of families, whose children are currently in receipt of one-to-one transport support (eligible children and young people). These families will be invited by letter to join us in further developing the new model and its processes.

The pilot will be reviewed regularly with the families involved in the pilot and other stakeholders.

We are hopeful that after some fine-tuning with the initial pilot group and further consultation, the new model can be rolled-out further to more families.

We will provide information on our progress over the next few months.

Families not invited to be part of the initial pilot will continue to be able to access the current three-tiered PTB model.

Single Route of Redress - National Trial - Extending Powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND)

The Department for Education announced on Monday 4 November 2019 that the national trial of the single route of redress will be extended from 31 March 2020 to 31 August 2020. In line with Schedule 2 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 (external .Gov.UK website) - which requires all local areas in England to publish details in their Local Offer for ‘notifying parents and young people of their right to appeal a decision of the local authority to the Tribunal’ – you will need to update your website with the new end date. To help you in fulfilling this duty we have attached sample text that can be used on your site.

Updated the information and resources in the SEND National Trial Toolkit (external sendpathwayfinder website)

Updated Guidance (pdf, 306kb) on the national trial.

For more information visit the Education, Health and Care Plan page of the Local Offer under the question 'What can I do if I disagree with the decisions made about any aspect of the Education, Health and/or Social Care provision?'