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Save the Date! SENDIASS Parents & Carers Steering Group - 5th Feb

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5th February 2020, 10:30-12:00

21 Co.
Headingley Central
Otley Road

Phone: Weekday: 07725 041601 Weekend: 07472 320168

Leeds Special Educational Needs Information Advice Support Service, (Leeds SENDIASS), are visiting Sunshine & Smiles with an invitation to join them for their SENDIASS Parent Carer Roaming Steering Group

Roaming Steering Groups are part of new project work  which the SENDIASS team have been implementing since April 2019. The project work covers multiple mini projects which are overall part of a  grant funded programme with the Council for Disabled Children and Information Advice and Support Programme lasting 12-24 months.

Roaming Steering groups have been travelling around parent, carer and young person groups over the past year and are continuing the journey around the city in 2020. Roaming Steering Groups are held twice a term, one for parents and carers and one for young people to provide an opportunity for parents, carers and young people  to consider questions sent out and to share and raise SEND items to be sent in to the SENDIASS fixed steering group meetings. Roaming Steering groups promote communication and the exchange of information with parents, carers and  young people and the SENDIASS steering group to better represent service user views and provide steer to the SENDIASS service development.

This is a quick summary of what the session includes on the day:

·         An introduction on SENDIASS, and a chance for attendees on the day to introduce themselves.

·         An introduction to the Project Work, Roaming Steering Group  and how we run the Roaming Steering Group discussion session.

·         A discussion format gathering views and opinions on key questions or a topic from the most recent fixed Steering Group along with our core agenda, which  currently includes the topic of parents and  carers access to SEND Information , Advice and Support  across Education, Health and Social Care services followed  with a short consultation sheet on joint commissioning of SEND services.

·         A decision on  any topics or questions from Sunshine and Smiles that can be raised at the next Fixed Steering Group meeting.

There is an evaluation of the session form at the end of all our sessions , we also invite anyone interested in getting involved in any of the projects we briefly discuss in the introduction to let us know if they would like any information.

Some of the current project activity includes:

Parent Training  sessions

Drop in Advice Sessions

Participating in online Focus Groups


This is a great opportunity to share experiences of services & support in Leeds. 

The event will take place at 21 Co. in Headingley from 10:30am until 12pm. 

If you are interested in coming, please email with how many will be attending. 

Thank you! 

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