Past Events in 2023
Dec 4-Paint Your Own Pottery at ‘All Fired Up’, Bournemouth
Our second paint your own pottery event of the year was held at All Fired Up pottery painting studio.
BCP Council held a series of SEND Local Offer events which parents and carers of children and young people of SEND were welcome to attend.
Nov 22-1pm-3pm, Boscombe Family Hub, Boscombe.
During the final event of the Local Offer Live series, members of BCP Council were on hand to answer your questions about the graduated response, educational psychology service and support for those with speech and language difficulties.
Parents were invited to find out what to do if you are worried about how your child is progressing:
· who to talk to
· what to expect
· what it means to have special educational needs and what help should be provided
I am worried about my child or young person (BCP Council’s graduated response) – following co-production with parents and carers the Council have a brand new booklet and web pages showing how the Local Offer can support your child or young person with their learning and development. Dr Joanna Bispham took attendees through the process and answered any questions they may have had.
BCP Council Educational Psychology Service (EPS) –
Vanessa Grizzle, Principal Educational Psychologist explained what the service provides, how they go about it and why. She demonstrated the new EP service web pages on the Local Offer so attendees could understand in more detail how they can support your child or young person.
Support with Speech and Language Difficulties-
Christine Rainsford, from Dorset HealthCare Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication Service, explained the specialist skills and knowledge they provide to parents, carers and other key people involved in a whole system of support to your child or young person.
This covered: speech, communication, language and specific physical needs and she demonstrated the ‘The Balanced System® Speech and Language Communication Pathway’ website which has been designed to provide a personalised journey to help support children and young people and improve their lives.
Nov 2-Rossmore Library, Poole.
The second event focussed on Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) & Transitions and was hosted by Natalie Pycroft from the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) improvement team. Natalie’s role is to provide you and your young person with advice and guidance regarding their education plans and transitions from year 9 and above. During the session, Natalie addressed the following points:
- Community inclusion
- Friends and relationships
OCT 19- Somerford Family Hub, Christchurch.
Nov 21- PCT Virtual Recruitment Event
We are always looking for people to join our lovely team of volunteers.
On 21st November, we held two virtual sessions between 10am-noon and 6pm-8pm for anyone who wished to chat about the volunteer roles we have available.
July 15- We held an information stall at the Winchelsea School Summer Fair, Poole
Thank you to all the parents and carers who took the time to tell us what they thought about local services.
May 24- PCT Coffee Morning was held in Costa, Christchurch
May 10-Paint Your Own Pottery at ‘All Fired Up’, Bournemouth
Feb 10-PCT Coffee Morning, Delfino Lounge, Poole
We were joined by members of the Dorset Children’s Foundation.
Jan 26-PCT Coffee Morning, Somerford Youth and Community Centre, Christchurch
Parents were invited to come along and find out more about the projects the forum are involved with.