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Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Littlehampton

Umbrellas Littlehampton

Umbrellas is a support group for parent carers of children and young people with special additional needs and disabilities. Children are welcome to attend with their parent/carer, but please note that child care is not provided. ...
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Littlehampton

Little PACSO - Littlehampton sessions

Little PACSO is a unique toddler group for children 0-5 years with additional needs / disabilities and their siblings to play together. FREE (donations welcome!) Enjoy toys & activities, sensory play, messy play, singing and lots of fun! Meet other parent carers and their children. If your child is at nursery on these dates, you can still join us for a cuppa and a chat! If you would like to ...
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Bognor Regis

Little PACSO - Bognor sessions

Little PACSO is a unique toddler group for children 0-5 years with additional needs / disabilities and their siblings to play together. FREE (donations welcome!) Enjoy toys & activities, sensory play, messy play, singing and lots of fun! Meet other parent carers and their children. If your child is at nursery on these dates, you can still join us for a cuppa and a chat! If you would like to ...
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Mindfulness: Finding peace in the storm

Making Sense of Wellbeing - Resilience Skills - Session 4. This six week course for parent-carers offers you the opportunity to explore some of the essential elements of wellbeing. Our personal and social wellbeing helps us to develop good relationships, feel connected to others and improves our resilience, empathy, and adaptability. The course includes a blend of wellbeing and mindfulness worksh...
Wednesday, 2 February 2022
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Making Sense of Challenging Behaviour (2-11 years)

An introduction to Challenging Behaviour which is aimed at parent/carers of children from 2 years old up to the age of 11/Year 6 with additional needs/disabilities. You will explore ways to respond to your child so that positive behaviour is encouraged and challenging behaviour is reduced. Please note our workshops are aimed at Parent Carers, if you are a professional please contact us before boo...
Wednesday, 2 February 2022
World Wide Web

Introduction to the WSCC Dynamic Purchasing Systems

The SEND Contracts and Commissioning Team have created a range Dynamic Purchase Systems (DPSs) for SEND services that schools may use. There are 4 DPSs whose purpose is to help schools source quality provision that the County Council has approved for use. You can find more information on DPSs on the Local Offer. To help people understand the the DPSs available and how they work the SEND Contracts ...
Wednesday, 2 February 2022
World Wide Web

Virtual Engagement Sessions for New Short Breaks Programme in 2023

West Sussex County Council’s SEND Commissioning Team are hosting online engagement sessions to help continue the development of a new Short Breaks programme that will begin in Spring 2023. The team want to hear from all those who currently make use of the Short Breaks programme and want to know more about: What Short Break do you like the most? Do you want more family days? Are there activities ...
Wednesday, 2 February 2022
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Making Sense of It All Foundation Course

Has your child been recently identified as having additional needs? Do you find the systems and support for special educational needs confusing? Would you benefit from a broad overview of how it all works? This three-part course has been designed to provide an introduction on all the key issues parents/carers will encounter as your children grow and develop. It aims to empower parents of children...
Thursday, 3 February 2022
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Umbrellas Online

We are running virtual groups weekly as well as in-person events monthly at Billingshurst, Littlehampton and Worthing, contact hannah@reachingfamilies.org.uk Umbrellas is a support group for parent carers of children and young people with special additional needs and disabilities. What we do: Umbrellas is a great opportunity to meet other parent carers and share ideas. Talk freely and get i...
Friday, 4 February 2022
Chichester

Little PACSO - Chichester sessions

Little PACSO is a unique toddler group for children 0-5 years with additional needs / disabilities and their siblings to play together. FREE (donations welcome!) Enjoy toys & activities, sensory play, messy play, singing and lots of fun! Meet other parent carers and their children. If your child is at nursery on these dates, you can still join us for a cuppa and a chat! If you would like to ...
Sunday, 6 February 2022
West Stoke

Space to Breathe Girls - woodland support group ages 12-16yrs

COVID has had a big impact on our wellbeing and mental health. If you are a teenage girl, finding life hard, feeling low and in need of a boost this group is for you. Join Julia, Rachel and Donna, forest school leaders, for some adventuring in the stunning Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, take part in fun activities including fire lighting, campfire cooking, natural art, bush craft, nature and conserv...
Tuesday, 8 February 2022
World Wide Web

Virtual Engagement Sessions for New Short Breaks Programme in 2023

West Sussex County Council’s SEND Commissioning Team are hosting online engagement sessions to help continue the development of a new Short Breaks programme that will begin in Spring 2023. The team want to hear from all those who currently make use of the Short Breaks programme and want to know more about: What Short Break do you like the most? Do you want more family days? Are there activities ...