Welcome to LOOK AHEAD - the service in East Riding of Yorkshire for parent carers of disabled children, arising out of a disability or health condition.
This service is provided through FISH (Families Information Service Hub).
Features of, and information about LOOK AHEAD include the following:
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The local offer responds to concerns from parents and others that they find it hard to get information about what support is available and how to access it. The Government plans, through the Children and Families Bill, to require all local authorities to publish, in one place, information about provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have special educational needs (SEN) – a local offer.
The local offer must include information the council thinks will be useful for children and young people with SEN that they are responsible for. Information for provision both inside and outside of the local area must be provided, including relevant regional and national specialist provision.
As well as providing clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available, the local offer should make provision more responsive to local needs by directly involving children and young people with SEN, parents and carers, and service providers in its development and review.
Local Offer - Presentation (pdf 357kb opens in new window)
Local Offer draft website map (pdf 114kb opens in new window)
Thank you to those who completed the survey and please see results below
Local Offer Survey - Results report (pdf 125kb opens in new window)
Young People - Survey Results
Thank you to those young people who completed the survey and please see results below
Local Offer - Young Peoples Survey Results (pdf 282kb opens in new window)
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The Council has produced a draft strategy to support the work it is undertaking with partners to respond to the upcoming SEND reforms and to help improve outcomes for children with SEN and a disability.
We would very much welcome parents'/carers' views on this strategy to help shape the future direction of the council’s work in this area.
East Riding SEND Briefing 1 (pdf 94kb opens in new window) Top of page
LOOK AHEAD and ERVIP Parent Carer Events 2014 - Thank you to all those parent carers who came along to our events at Tickton Grange Hotel last month. We had 78 parent carers attending the day event and 44 parent carers attending the evening event. The feedback about the events was wonderful to read, thank you for your comments. If you missed the events please don't worry the presentations are below. They were all interactive presentations so please do have a go at questions and let us know your thoughts.
SEND Reforms Families (pdf 284kb opens in new window)
Sharing our dreams (pdf 1mb opens in new window)
Special Education Needs and Disability Reforms (pdf 107kb opens in new window) Top of page
ERVAS ran some workshops for parent carers on sexual health between October and December 2013 across five localities throughout the East Riding.
The sexual health workshops were arranged in partnership with Barnardo’s following consultation carried out with parent carers at the ERVIP and LOOK AHEAD Event held at Tickton Grange in January 2013. Below is the evaluation of the workshops as well as a sexual health resources catalogue. You can borrow resources from the catalogue by using the booking form which is also attached below. If you have any further questions about the workshops or the catalogue please contact ERVAS on (01482) 871077.
Sexual Health Resources Catalogue (pdf 747kb opens in new window)
Sexual Health Resources Booking Form (word 57kb opens in new window)
Evaluation Report Sexual Health (word 73kb opens in new window)
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You can access more information through the parent partnership service.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has produced the first Short Breaks Services Statement. The document informs families what services are available, the eligibility criteria for these services, and how the range of services is designed to meet the needs of families with disabled children in their area.
Please view the document below:
Short breaks for disabled children service statement October 2012 (pdf 6mb opens in new window)
Threshold of Need and Early Support for East Riding Disabled Children
Children and families may experience a range of needs at different times in their lives. All children, including children with additional needs, require access to high quality universal services. The council 'weighs up what is happening and what
action is needed in order to meet a child’s needs.
The following document outlines this process:
Threshold of need and early support for East Riding disabled children November 2012 (pdf 549kb opens in new window)
Children with Asperger's Syndrome in mainstream school (pdf 407kb opens in new window)
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Yes. Please download recent versions of the LOOK AHEAD bulletins as PDFs below: