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LOOK AHEAD - help for parents of disabled children

My child has additional needs.  How can LOOK AHEAD help?

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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What support is there for my child to access activities?

There are various activities that offer support to children with special educational needs or disabilities. You can search the FISH directory to find LOOK AHEAD activities close to where you live.

FISH directory - LOOK AHEAD activities search (external East Riding website)

There is also some funding that parent carers can access to help their child access social and leisure opportunities. This is called the Freedom Activity Support Payment (FASP). FASP is a personal budget of up to £400 which may be available to support a disabled child/young person whose additional needs prevents them from accessing age appropriate social and leisure activities. The payment will be made in two instalments, the first being £240 and the second, after receipt of a completed monitoring form, will be £160. Please see the eligibility criteria below.

Freedom Activity Support criteria 2014 - 2015 (pdf 46kb opens in new window)

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ERVIP and LOOK AHEAD Events 2014?

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)


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What information is there about sexual health for young people with additional needs?

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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Is there any extra information available?

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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Can I access LOOK AHEAD bulletins?

Yes.  Please download recent versions of the LOOK AHEAD bulletins as PDFs below:

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Can I access LOOK AHEAD newsletters? 

Yes.  Please download recent versions of the LOOK AHEAD newsletters as PDFs below:

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