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Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
admin@lincspcf.org.uk Tel 07925 232466  LPCF, PO Box 1183, Spalding, PE11 9EE
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Week of SEND 2021

Early Years Alliance - Best Start Service
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Lesley & Selina
Early Years Alliance

A leading early years charity delivering the Best Start Children’s and Family Service across the 48 Children’s Centres of Lincolnshire and outreach venues. Offering Early Years and Skills Development support for families; supporting the understanding of children’s learning and development, offering high quality Early Years sessions for families, and supporting parents and carers on their personal pathways to success.

Additionally, providers of certificated ‘Family Learning’ for families, and sector workshops for practitioners, delivered by experienced and qualified tutors.



LCC Children's Health
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Liz - Paediatric Incontinence
We are Children's Health and we consist of a team of Health Visitors and CYPN'S (Children and Young people's nurses).

We support parents in inclusion by working with SENCO'S, ESCO'S and providing continence products.

LCC Children's Health
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Samantha - Health visiting team
We are Children's Health and we consist of a team of Health Visitors and CYPN'S (Children and Young people's nurses).

We support parents in inclusion by working with SENCO'S, ESCO'S and providing continence products.

LCC Childrens Centres
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Richard
Children's Centres offer child and family health services, and advice and information for families. They provide stay and play sessions to support children's development, including groups specifically for Early Years children with SEND. Some centres have bookable sensory rooms which can be accessed on a 1:1 basis for parent/carers and children.

In addition, Children's Centres can provide adult learning and volunteering opportunities, and support for parents on a wide range of issues, including the delivery of parenting programmes.

Children’s Centre Skills Development Officer
Offers friendly and personalised information, to identify skills gaps and support parents to enter into learning, volunteering, apprenticeships and employment.

Also provides individual support by tailoring a personal development plan for individual parents/carers, identifying next steps and supporting them to achieve their goals.
  Email:- Katie.weaver@eyalliance.org.uk (Skills development officer)   Tel:- 01522 552752   Mob:- 07739362077 (SDO)
LCC Early Years & ChildCare Support
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Carol
Early Years Specialist Teachers based in localities provide ongoing support for Childminders, Nurseries and Pre Schools /EY SENCOs who have children with SEND.

Early Years SENCOs can also request support via the Early Years and Childcare website.

Early Years and Childcare support deliver a range of training opportunities such as networks and SENCO training for Early Years Providers to ensure that they meet the requirements of the SEND Code of Practice.

Early Years Specialist Teachers also target their support for Children who are looked after, Vulnerable children on a plan who are behind age related attainment, Children at risk of exclusion, Transition support.

Early Years Specialist teachers are based under the Early Help Locality Teams so can link with Health and Social care.

  Tel:- 01522 552752
LCC Portage Service - Spalding & District
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Karen
Portage is a scheme for teaching pre-school children with special educational needs, new and useful skills in their own homes. The basis of Portage is weekly home visiting, with the Portage worker and the parents/carers working together.

The Portage Home Visitor works with parents in their home because young children initially learn best in the security of their own home with the people who know them. The Portage Home Visitor visits the family at home weekly or fortnightly and plans activities with the parents/carers.
Every activity is written down, as is every success. Each child’s progress is reviewed at least every three months and the need for ongoing Portage is discussed.

Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with special educational needs. These may be pre-school children who have learning difficulties, delays in their development and/or physical difficulties. The Portage Teams aim to help families by working with them in their home, helping them to meet the needs of their child.

Children can be referred from birth by parents/carers or any agency involved with the child such as health visitors, general practitioners, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, educational psychologists, physiotherapists, paediatricians etc.
Each area has its own portage team.
  Email:- karen.kitney@garth.lincs.sch.uk   Tel:- 07989 362684   Web:- www.spaldingspecialschools.co.uk