Thank you to those of you who braved the snow to come and talk to Toby Price, Head of Learning Difficulties and Disabilities and Colin Hagreen, Transport Manager. We talked about how direct payments could be used on short breaks and Toby answered lots of questions from parents. However, the clear message is ' if you are not sure, then call Toby's team and check first'.
Our March coffee morning followed on from the Leisure survey we sent out at the beginning of March 2012. Four of the Steering Group - Rosemary, Jane, Sam and Laura - attended and enjoyed meeting up with other parent/carers from the Sutton Parents forum. We were really pleased that Mark Walden, Sutton's Leisure Services Manager and Carole Taylor and Michael Hindmarsh from Everyone Active were able to join us. This turned out to be a very interesting meeting with lots of different ideas and views being voiced. The notes are in the process of being typed up and will be published here asap. Thank you to Mark, Carole and Michael for making the time to join us to try and ensure that we acheive the best possible outcomes for our children and young people.
We welcomed Jane Pemberton from the Sutton Parent Partnership Service to explain what her team do and how they can help you with impartial advice and information around SEN issues.
Jane then answered questions about issues such as SEN statements and preparing for meetings with the Local Authority and professionals in your child’s team, then stayed to talk through problems that individual parents were facing.
Jane, Rosemary and Jane can be contacted on 0208 640 4541
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