News and events

Children and Young People's Specialist Services

Following the recent restructure in Children's Services, work is now underway to implement the new structure, and the 0-25 SEND Team and the restructured Children's Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Team are now in place.

The 0-25 SEND Team is based at The Hub in Anlaby and includes the Children's Social Work Team (0-25) (previously known as the Children's Disability Team), and three area teams comprising Intensive Family Co-ordinators, Family Co-ordinators, Family Co-ordinators (Portage) and SEND IAG Officers. The new team will be overseen by the newly appointed 0-25 Team Manager. As with any brand new service, it will take time to become fully operational, and there are still a number of vacancies to be filled. However, work is already being undertaken to transfer cases from the previous SEN Team and the Children's Disability Team in order to ensure those families who have a child with SEND and who were previously open to the teams, continue to receive support from the new 0-25 SEND Team. The 0-25 Team Manager will then begin work with wider Children's Services to discuss and agree processes and procedures for how the team will work with those services, including referral criteria from teams outside Specialist Services.

The SEN Team have merged with the Children's Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Team, with the previous EHCP Co-ordinators now known as EHC Commissioning Officers. The EHC Commissioning Officers will continue to lead on co-ordinating the EHC Planning process, ensuring a focus on creating person centred, outcomes focussed EHC Plans. They will also commission any required provision identified in the plans that cannot be provided in-house. The wider commissioning team will work closely with the EHC Commissioning Officers to identify themes and trends, and gaps in provision in order to inform future commissioning and the development of services in the East Riding.

We are aware of ongoing issues relating to the front door aspect of the previous SEN Team and work is underway to address these issues. At the current time, any queries relating to SEND and EHC Plans should continue to be dealt with through the same telephone number: (01482) 392163 or through send.enquiries@eastriding.gov.uk

We have kept the East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCY) informed and updated about the re-structure but, as this was an internal re-structure, were not able to share any specifics with them while the process was still being undertaken. The re-structure was completed on 31st December 2017 and we are now planning a series of drop-in sessions/workshops, hopefully at the beginning of February across the East Riding, in order to introduce the new teams and to talk through their role and remit and we are working with EYPCF to agree dates, which will be circulated ASAP.

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Email: sendiass@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01482) 396469


East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF)

Formally known as ERVIP

Tel: (01262) 678283

Tel: 078183676941

Email: admin@eypcf.co.uk

Web: https://www.eypcf.co.uk

ERYPCF are currently undertaking two important reviews. Please can you take a few minutes to complete the questionnaires?

The first one being Services and Provision available within the East Riding at present. This survey also asks you to comment on future services and provision that you think your child may need.
Web: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Q2Q6CGT

The second link is a short survey asking about your experience of Short Breaks and the Freedom Activity Support Payment.
Web: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QG886MW 

The first 10 responses for the short breaks survey will receive a Family swim voucher for any East Riding Leisure site, to be used by 30/11/17.
All entries received for both surveys will be entered into a prize draw to win a shopping voucher to be drawn on Monday 4/12/17.

Please remember to add your name in the comments box so that we can notify you.
Many thanks for your assistance with this.
From all at East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum

Hull has recently had an OFSTED inspection. Please see information on EYPCF website regarding the SEND Ofsted/CQC Inspection of the Local Area.

Web: https://www.eypcf.co.uk/links


FISH and SENDIASS bulletin

You can view the latest bulletin below:

FISH and SENDIASS Bulletin 4 January 2018 (pdf 181kb opens in new window)

LOOK AHEAD Newsletter

You can view the latest newsletter below:

LOOK AHEAD Newsletter October 2017 (pdf 19,789kb opens in new window)

For information about LOOK AHEAD and to register with the service, please visit the LOOK AHEAD page or contact the SENDIASS team via the FISH helpline:

Tel: (01482) 396469

Email: sendias@eastriding.gov.uk

Autism Jigsaw news

 Autism Awareness Courses 

Seminars are open to all parents and professional/practitioners.
Courses are for those parents whose child has a diagnosis. Please note that it is expected that parents attend the first course - Exploring Autism Course.

For information on the Autism courses/seminars:

 Contact Technical Support Officers Sally-Ann Pindar or Mike Peterson on:

Tel: (01482) 392254

Email: scdpanelenquiries@eastriding.gov.uk

Understanding Autism Seminar

The seminar is open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions, including:
    What is Autism?
    How Autism affects social communication
    How sensory differences can affect a person with Autism
    Strategies to support people with Autism.

Date: Monday 22 January 2018
Time: 10am to 2.30pm - tea and coffee will be available but please bring a packed lunch for the mid day break.
Venue: Marshlands Children’s Centre 

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Time: 10am – 2.30pm - tea and coffee will be available but please bring a packed lunch for the mid day break.
Venue: Anlaby Children’s Centre

Managing Anger Seminar

This course is open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions and Anger.
The seminar will support understanding in the following ways:
•    discuss why children with autism often have challenges with distressed behaviour and anger
•    identify a low arousal approach for support through stressful situations
•    explore the cycle of anger and possible support strategies
•    examine strategies for managing feelings.
Date: Monday 30 April 2018
Time: 10am – 2.30pm - tea and coffee will be available but please bring a packed lunch for the mid day break.
Cost: Free
Venue: Hornsea Children’s Centre, Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1DW

Sensory needs of children on the Autism Spectrum or with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Cath Murdoch, one of the East Riding Local Authority’s Inclusion Practitioners for Autism and Speech, Language and Communication Needs is leading three information sessions for parent carers being held at Keyingham Primary School. Your child does not need to go to the school to attend the session. 

Date: Wednesday 7 February
Time: 6:00 – 8:15pm

If you would like to attend one of these sessions please email the school with your name and contact number so the school know how many adults will be attending.
Venue: Keyingham Primary School, Russell Drive, Keyingham, HU12 9RU
Contact: keyingham.primary@eastriding.gov.uk 

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T.Y.L.E.R - Making A Difference

The Young Leaders of East Riding

T.Y.L.E.R is a group of young people who want to ensure all children and young people who have a disability, learning difficulty or health need get their voices heard!!

If you have a passion for making a difference to other people's lives, T.Y.L.E.R is the group for you!!

Come along to our meetings and meet other young people with similar interests. For an opportunity to socialise, share stories and experiences, make new friends and have fun!

T.Y.L.E.R Aims and Priorities:

Gather views of young people across the East Riding about services available to them.

Engage with professionals to improve services and outcomes for children and young people with additional needs.

Feedback views to professionals about education, bullying, activities available and much more.

Give young people a chance to build a social network.

T.Y.L.E.R meet every three months on the first Tuesday of that month, we are also starting to hold relaxed drop in sessions.For more T.Y.L.E.R information or to join our group check out our website:

T.Y.L.E.R website (external website)

Alternatively please contact:

Tel: (01482) 396469 or 07452 100638

Email: fish@eastriding.gov.uk

ERVIP and FISH Parent Carer Event Resources

Future in Mind - promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people's mental health and wellbeing - East Riding of Transformation Plan (pdf 3mb, opens in new window)
Resources and ideas (pdf 41kb, opens in new window)

Education and Inclusion presentation (pdf 1006kb, opens in new window)
The Role of the behaviour Support Team Parent  leaflet ( pdf 166kb, opens in new window) 

Page last updated: Wednesday, 17 January 2018