Improving Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services

Surrey County Council is planning to improve SEND services in Surrey in what they are calling the SEND 2020 programme. If you are involved with SEND services, then read on to find out more about the programme and what you can expect to change over the coming months.

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Do you, or a young person you know, need help?

At times we all do and sometimes just talking about a problem can stop a stressful situation turning into a crisis. I need help is a free, confidential listening and support service for young people.

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Surrey Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Your views have been listened to and from 1 April 2016 CAMHS in Surrey is changing. Read on to find out what is going to be different.

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Are you the parent or carer of a child or young person with disabilities and additional needs?

Looking for support? Try YMCA East Surrey's Face2Face confidential befriending service. The team of trained volunteer befrienders are also parents of  young people with additional needs and have personal experience of the challenges that families can face.

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Have your say on Surrey's proposed changes to its SEND home to school transport policy
Surrey County Council is updating its travel assistance policy for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). Visit the Surrey Says consultation website to have your say.
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Wraparound and holiday childcare consultation
The Department for Education want to know what you think about draft advice they have written for schools. The advice explains how schools should respond to requests about wraparound and holiday childcare from childcare providers and parents. Take part in the consultation, you have until 29 February 2016.
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Is your child afraid of dogs?

Would you like to help them overcome that fear? How about some free classes? From Fear to Friend is a voluntary group who run classes in the Horley/Reigate area teaching children aged five to 11 how to relax and behave in the company of dogs without worrying.

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Apprenticeships - electrical

If your teenager prefers hands-on learning then an apprenticeship could be just what they're looking for. Apprenticeships combine work and training to give young people a real job, qualifications and experience. In this issue we find out about electrical apprenticeships...

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Time to volunteer

Have you always wanted to volunteer but think you might not have enough time? With volunteering roles of all shapes and sizes available in Surrey, finding something that makes a difference and fits around your interests and lifestyle could be easier than you think.

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Find out about fostering
If your teenagers have flown the nest and you're missing having children in your house, then we think you'll love fostering. 

More people are needed to come forward and foster, to help keep Surrey children in Surrey. So contact our fostering team for an informal chat today on 08000 96 96 26 or visit the Surrey fostering website.
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Do you live or work with children or young people with PDA?

Would you like some training to help you support them to reduce anxiety and improve their daily lives? Side by Side Training provides face to face training in Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) for parents and professionals.

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04 February 2016
Newsflash
New child exploitation website launched for parents and carers

The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command has launched a new website for parents and carers to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off.

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