EXTERNAL CARE & SUPPORT

LOOK AHEAD


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Local Offer LOOK AHEAD is the service in East Riding of Yorkshire for parent carers of children and young people, aged 0-25 years, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This service is provided by FISH (Families Information Service Hub).

When you join LOOK AHEAD there are a whole range of benefits available to you! These include:

  • Local offer newsletters: full of information and articles, posted to you every term.
  • Local offer bulletins: emailed to you every fortnight, informing you of activities, support groups, events and courses.
  • invitations to local offer events and workshops across the East Riding.
  • Discount cards and much more.
0-25 SEND TEAM


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The 0-25 SEND Team sits within Children and Young People’s Specialist Services. The role of the team is to support children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), and their families, to access the support they need. The 0-25 SEND Team incorporates three specific team roles; the whole team work together to support children and young people with SEND from birth to 25.

The team is made up of Intensive Family Coordinators, Family Coordinators, Family Coordinators (Portage) and SEND Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Officers, who provide a key role to families of children and young people with an EHCP who require support relating to the child’s special educational needs and disabilities. This support is often provided alongside other partner agencies.

The team operates across the whole of the East Riding and is split into three geographic areas: North, East and West. Each geographic area is line- managed by an Intensive Family Coordinator and is made up of four Family Coordinators, one Portage practitioner and one SEND Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) officer.

FISH


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The Families Information Service Hub is known as FISH. The friendly, helpful FISH team operates a helpline offering free, impartial information for young people, parents and carers and professionals who have a role in supporting families. FISH is a ‘one-stop-shop’ where you can get details of services in the East Riding for children and young people aged 0-20 years.

CHILDREN'S CENTRE


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East Riding Children’s Centres have developed a complete range of activities and services for young children, their families, carers and pregnant women to meet the individual needs of each centres community. All the services the centres provide are free. The services are inclusive for children and parents with additional needs. They work closely with health professionals, nurseries, schools and other agencies and services to provide a wide range of support.

 

SENDIASS


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SENDIASS offers impartial, confidential information, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0-25) and children and young adults (up to the age of 25) with special educational needs or disabilities.

EYPCF


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East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF) is for the parents and carers of children and young people (0-25 years) who have any special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and live in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The aim of the group is to try to ensure that parents and carers are involved in shaping services within the East Riding of Yorkshire that may impact on their children.

CAMHS


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The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) helps young people up to the age of 18 years old, who are struggling with their emotions, relationships, personal development or their behaviour.

You will need to have a referral made to Contact Point, this could be via:

  • a professional you are seeing who will complete an online referral form for you or your parent could phone Contact Point
  • If you are over the age of 16 you can phone Contact Point yourself

    Contact Point Numbers
    Hull – 01482 303688
    East Riding – 01482 303810

 

SPECIAL STARS


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Special Stars Foundation is a not-for-profit registered charity. Their focus is to improve the quality of life for people with significant learning and physical disabilities and their families across Hull and East Yorkshire. They achieve this by providing a diverse calendar of creative learning and social activities. They also offer a range of support, training and advice services for parent and carers.

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