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CSB weekly newsletter – 11th June 2021

CSB weekly newsletter – 11th June 2021

Publication date: 11th June 2021

 

CSB Announcements

 

Message from Hero Slinn

Dear all,

We hope that you had all managed to get some R and R in over the half-term break and enjoy some of this beautiful weather.

I am excited to announce that the SEND Sufficiency Consultation is now live and will be so for the next 6 weeks. Please access the consultation via the following link HYPERLINK to https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/childrens-services/b7ef9087.

Please take a moment to read the information. We would appreciate your comments, particularly on the proposals put forward. The consultation is open for six weeks. All responses will be analysed and used to form the SEND sufficiency 5-year strategy. We aim to publish this in the autumn term.

It is important that when you comment, you consider:

  • Whether these are the right proposals from your perspective
  • Whether there is anything different we could / should be doing
  • How you might be able to contribute to the proposals. For example, if there is a proposal for a specific type of ARP, do you have space/interest in developing it.


This information will be available on SchoolsWeb this week via the following link HYPERLINK to  Sufficiency for SEND | SchoolsWeb (buckscc.gov.uk).

This is a public consultation so please promote it with your families or others. We wish everybody to have their say and opportunity to contribute.

Many thanks all – wishing you a pleasant, albeit busy, second half of the summer term.

Best wishes,

Hero

 

CYP Therapies


New website

We would like to share that the CYP Therapies website is now redesigned. Please take a moment to have a look at the website HYPERLINK to Children and young people's therapies  - Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust - CYP Website (buckshealthcare.nhs.uk).


The OT and Physio pages are now live with more resources and information. These pages will update over the coming months. Over the summer, the SALT pages will move across to the new website. The old website will remain active and accessible through the following link HYPERLINK to SLT Bucks – Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Home - SLT Bucks - Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (buckshealth.link).

Reminder: School advice clinics for OT and SALT.
SALT school advice sessions are continuing. To book onto an advice clinic please click here HYPERLINK to SLT Bucks – Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Schools - SLT Bucks - Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (buckshealth.link). OT advice can be sought by calling the main service number on 01296 566045 to request an advice clinic.

New Children’s A&E at Stoke Mandeville Hospital – Building Questionnaire

We are currently doing a survey to capture feedback from children and parents about what they would like the inside to look like. We would really like your help in capturing the voices of children particularly with SEND and long term complex conditions.

This link HYPERLINK to https://bht.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/paeds-ae-new-build-feedback is for children aged 0-8 to complete with their parents, or any child/young person who is unable to complete the form independently.

This link HYPERLINK to https://bht.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/paeds-ae-new-build-feedback-9-over is for children aged 8-18 years.

Help us rename our Disabled Children’s Register

Can you help spread the word? We are looking for suggestions for the name of our Disabled Children’s Register, ‘Pinpoint’.

About the register

Since its re-launch in 2014, our register in Buckinghamshire is 'Pinpoint'. Our register has recently moved to a new system and we want to hear your views on what the register name should be. The register is open to anyone aged 0 to 19 years with a special educational need or disability. The child or young person does not have to have an EHCP or a formal diagnosis to join the register. It is voluntary for parents or young people to add their data to the register.

Your suggestions

We want to hear your views on whether you think the register should have a new name in Buckinghamshire. Please send your suggestions to fisdigital@buckinghamshire.gov.uk HYPERLINK to fisdigital@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or use our form HYPERLINK to Help us rename our Disabled Children Register (Edit) Microsoft Forms (office.com). If we get lots of suggestions, we will share the most popular names and put it to a vote.

What is Pinpoint for?

Pinpoint allows the council to gather information about local children and young people aged 0 to 19 with SEND.

 It records information such as:

  • Types of disabilities
  • Ages of children and young people with SEND
  • Where children and young people with SEND live
  • Whether the children and young people are receiving short breaks

The council will use the data to plan and improve local support and services for children and young people with SEND and their families.

Joining the register

Registration is voluntary, and children will not be added without parental consent. Information on the database will help the council gain a better idea of need across the county. Registration on Pinpoint will not affect your child’s access to current or future services. Every child’s needs are considered on an individual basis. Registration on Pinpoint will not result in contact with professional services.

Who can be added to Pinpoint?

The register is open to individuals aged 0 to 19 years with a special educational need and/or disability. They must live in or are the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Local Authority. Join the register here HYPERLINK to Disabled Children Register, DCR, Pinpoint, Max Card | Family Information Service (buckinghamshire.gov.uk)

Learner Voice Project Reminder

A short taster presentation will be delivered during the Network Session on the 16th of June to introduce the Learner Voice Project.

What is the aim of the project?

  • We would like to evaluate the benefits of using a range of tools and resources to access the Learner Voice.
  • We would like to evaluate the benefits of using a range of tools and resources to access the Learner Voice.
  • The menu of resources will aim to cover a range of special educational needs and disabilities; from children and young people who are non-verbal to those who are skilled at sharing their views and ideas.
  • We will be working alongside staff at Heritage House who have already trialed several tools and resources.

What will we offer?

Access to:

  • A free all-day workshop on the 7th September 2021 to introduce tools and resources to help access the Learner’s Voice.
  • A menu of tools and resources to be trialed, termly Learner Voice Network Sessions to share experiences in using the tools, support from the Assistant Educational Psychologist.

How can you help?

We will seek expressions of interest from schools that are interested in being part of this exciting Project after the Taster Session on the 16th June.

Two key members of staff, such as the School’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, SEN Learning Assistant will be offered a place at the Workshop on the 7th September 2021.

If you would like to tentatively share your interest before the session then please contact Shami Rait via email shami.rait@buckinghamshire.gov.uk HYPERLINK to shami.rait@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

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