Learning Today for a Better Tomorrow
Locality Connectors are people who connect vulnerable children and their families in their local community with activities and organisations that can help improve their quality of life and wellbeing. This can include providing information, insight and guidance to CFE Locality Teams on what services, groups, networks and activities are available locally and across the county which may assist children, young people and their families in maintaining independent lives, and which help prevent their circumstances deteriorating further or in future to a point where they might need higher level of specialist support. The Locality Connector will also support and assist community groups and networks to develop new activities and/or maintain existing activities through, for example, brokering and negotiating support from partner organisations and agencies.
Northamptonshire County Council have recruited six staff into these exciting new roles funded through the Transformation Project. Four members of the team came into post on the 3rd September, Sara joined the team on the 24th September and we give a warm welcome to:-
Local Offer for Northamptonshire
Here is your copy of the latest SNIX news magazine brought to you by the Local Offer for Northamptonshire.
The Local Offer website can help you find more information about support and services available for children with a special educational need or a disability in Northamptonshire and some that are in our neighbouring counties. If you can't find what you are looking for please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
123 Magic Programme - Parenting groups aim to improve relationships and behaviours within the home. They help parent/carers build confidence in supporting their children. The 123 Magic programme is suitable for parent/carers of children aged between 2-12 who need support in managing behaviour, encouraging positive behaviour and building self-esteem. Please contact Mrs Wells, SENco, Cranford Primary School for a referral and see the flyers below for more information -
The dates for local parenting courses are as follows:
• 123 Magic – St Mary’s Primary, Kettering starting 22nd January 2019 (places very limited)
• 123 Magic – Millbrook Infants starting 6th March 2019
• Solihull Approach – Loatlands Primary starting 19th March 2019
Autism East Midlands
Please find details below, on where you can get more support from Autism East Midlands during January. These are open to parents of children of any age with or without an ASD diagnosis, so please do go along.
They run a variety of drop ins running in Children’s Centres throughout the county, where you can meet other parents of children with ASD, plus bookable appointments in these Children’s Centres too if you would prefer to speak to the Autism Family Advisor in private. Please just turn up to the drop ins at any point, but if you would like to book one of the appointments then contact the Children’s Centre direct to do this.
Friday 18th January - Rushden
Rushden Children’s Centre, Hayway, Rushden Community College, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 6AG Telephone: 01933 410112
12.30-3pm – bookable appointment slots; please book 2 slots if you feel you would need more time.
Monday 28th January - Daventry
Daventry Children’s Centre, Staverton Road, Daventry Family Centre,Daventry,Northamptonshire,NN11 4EY Telephone: 01604 362265
10.00-11.30am – drop in alongside an existing special needs group, everyone welcome
12.30-4.30pm – bookable 1 hour appointment slots; please book 2 slots if you feel you would need more time.
Lesley Lock, Autism Family Advisor, Autism East Midlands
Northampton Office: Suite 40-42 Burlington House, 369 Wellingborough Road, Northampton NN1 4EU
DDI: 0808 808 9090
Switchboard: 01604 239404