Latest News and Events
An Introdution to SEND Mediation
If you are disputing the outcome of an EHC assessment you may feel formal mediation would support you. Join Sutton Parent Carers Forum and Global Mediation on Wednesday 19th May to learn about the process. An introduction to SEND Mediation (DOCV 77.27KB).
All Aboard Club at the London Museum of Water & Steam.
All Aboard Club is taking over the London Museum of Water & Steam on Sunday 23rd May. This is an autism/ADHD-friendly open day and All Aboard Club have the whole museum to themselves! So you can be sure of a safe, understanding and inclusive place for autistic and ADHD children and their families. Find more details here.
THE SENDCAST -Podcast for SEND
The SENDcast has made the shortlist of Learning Ladders’ ‘Best Educational Podcast 2021’ awards. Subscribe and listen to weekly shows here.
Sutton Local Offer has a Facebook Page!
Young people and their families are essential in developing and improving the Local Offer. The Local Offer now has a Facebook page which will enable young people and their families to receive up to date news and announcements easily and quickly. This is also a great opportunity to co-produce the Local Offer with our local families and work together to share information about what is happening in our community. Join the Facebook group - Sutton Local Offer.
Updated information regarding face coverings in education.
The DfE SEND division has updated the information about face covering in education. The update includes details on exemptions from the requirement to wear a face mask in an education setting. Read more about exemptions from face masks.
Supported Internship - Are you 17 to 24 years old and looking for paid work?
WorkStart, a package of employment courses at Orchard Hill College has partnered with London Borough of Sutton to offer a Supported Internship.
Programmes starts in September 2021.
Are you aged 16-24, have an Education, Health and Care Plan and want to work?
Mencap's Supported Internship programme supports young people to make the important step from education into employment.
School holiday activities and food programme
Sutton Council has secured funding to provide enriching activities and healthy meals for families who are eligible for free school meals. Read more about the holiday activities and food programme here.
Sutton Council: supporting the Hidden Disabilities Charity
In the UK, 1 in 5 people have a disability and 80% of these are hidden. The charity aims to help make the invisible, visible. Read more about the Hidden Disabilities Charity here.
Find the right support for children and young people
There’s a large amount of information available from different groups to help support children and young people, which is great, but may also be confusing. Sutton CCG have pulled together their preferred links into an ‘emotional well being resource hub’ to make it easy for children, parents and anyone supporting a child or young person in Sutton to access the right support. Access the emotional well being resource hub here (external site).
An update on returning to Education in January 2021 (updated 31 December)
the Government announced a change to the start of the Spring term, i.e. the return to education settings in January 2021, together with the implementation of the Contingency Framework in areas where the rate of infection of Covid is high.
New resources from Cognus Autism Service
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Crisis Duty Lines
Sutton Parent Carer Forum (SPCF) shares upcoming events
Voters with learning disabilities
Learning Disability England has published a May 2021 local elections resources hub which provides a range of useful resources to support voters with learning disabilities to engage in this year’s local elections. It includes information about the right to vote, accessibility, events, easy read guides, videos, and a survey to gather insights into why people do not vote.