Community Events

Kent County Council are holding some co-production meetings next week on Tuesday 28th January for parents and carers of children and young people with a special educational need or disability in Kent. Please find details of these meetings below.

Would you like to help us change the way we work with parents and carers for the better?

Would you like to make sure that all parents and carers are not only fully involved in their own child’s journey but also in shaping and designing the services children and young people with SEND access across Kent?

We recognise that for things to change, as a local area, we need to prove we are committed to making this happen. Therefore, we have asked a team from Rotherham to work with us to achieve this change. The team is made up of parents/carers and people who work with families on a daily basis. The team is completely independent from the local authority and from the health services in Kent.

The first part of the team’s work with us will be a number of focus groups for parents and carers where you will have the chance to talk to the team from Rotherham about your lived experiences as a parent of a child/young person with SEND in Kent and how you think we can work together to make this better. The team from Rotherham will help us all (parents and professionals) develop a shared understanding of what real co-production means and to understand how we can all work together better to create services which work for all children and young people who have SEND. We have agreed that nobody from either the local authority or health services will attend these meetings to ensure that it is your voice which is heard and not ours.

The groups will take place on the Tuesday the 28th of January at the following venues:-

South
Tuesday 28th January - 9.30-11.30 - Rainbow Centre (Ashford MASH)

East
Tuesday 28th January – 12.30 - 2.30 - Orchard Centre (Swale MASH)

West
Tuesday 28th January – 9.30 - 11.30 - Lenham Community Centre – Appleton

North
Tuesday 28th January – 12.30 - 2.30 – Meadowfield School (Midas Conference Centre)

There are only 12 places available at each group. If you are interested in attending, then please sign up for the venue which is most convenient by contacting Tracey Wimble at Tracey.Wimble@kent.gov.uk

If you can’t come along to one of these groups there will be another chance for you to take part in an event on the 27th of February. If you would be interested in attending the event in February please let us know and we will send further details to you nearer the time.

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Merry Go Round Soft Play Centre have a Special Needs evening booked in for the 12th February.
Children that are SEN are invited to come along with siblings for a 2 hour session. 4pm-6pm normal entry or meal deal prices apply.  Please see our Facebook page for the link.

Click on this link for the Official Meadowfield School Facebook Page

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Please note: There is a relaxed performance on Thursday 2nd April, which is suitable for people who find it difficult to follow the usual conventions of theatre behaviour.

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Exciting News! The Autism Apprentice CIC are pleased to announce we will be holding two SEN information days in Swale.

First date for your diary is the 20th March 2020, to be held at The Swallows Leisure Centre, Sittingbourne.

Second date, 19th November 2020 to be held at Sheppey Leisure Centre. Guest speakers will be announced shortly but we can confirm the highly experienced Dr Kim Selby will be speaking at both events. If you are an organisation or business and would like to book a stand, please contact us at; autismapprentice@outlook.com

Check out our website for further information and services we offer: www.autismapprentice.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/events/1159013344305120/?ti=icl

https://www.facebook.com/events/1264876987041257/?ti=iclhttps://www.autismapprentice.co.uk/

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