|Team WarrPAC have been heavily involved in lots of participation work this year – so busy in fact that this is the first opportunity we’ve had to bring you all up to date this year! So here is a whistle stop tour through our recent involvements…
SEND Improvement Board
Jean writes “After introductions/welcomes/apologies/previous mins… we started the agenda with SEND Inspection post Mortem. I was asked to lead that. I reported for us, although a huge commitment, it had been a positive experience overall. We felt included, listened too, respected from both our area and the CQC process. We felt that both parent & young people focus groups had been delivered and received extremely well. WarrPAC were thanked and commended for their commitment and professionalism, one partner commented that this had been the 3rd CQC inspection he had done in different areas and had never seen a forum so professional, involved and committed. I was straight in again with WarrPAC update and highlighted our 2 main aims as a forum which are to collate feedback and evidence from our parent/Carers and to feed that info back to our partners. I reiterated that at the same time the membership also have duty of care which is paramount to moving the agenda forward to answer that feedback and evidence. There has been no progress documented against the strands highlighted in the SEND strategy. So I held the Board accountable. I stressed it was important to keep our membership engaged. There was a joint commissioning update around data to support SEND Commissioning in Warrington along with Current SEND data Framework. SEND Behavioral insights – evaluating phase 1 and proposals for Phase 2. SEND Review update. Board has made good progress. Early Years SEND Support pathways have been reviewed/ refreshed. Changes made – EHCP coordinators could now attend Annual Reviews. The new site for ASD school has been inspected and awaiting confirmation or not that we have a successful bid. KS3/4 triage for Social, Emotional and Mental Health at Woolston Brook to be set up for pupils with/without EHCP. Priority going forward … to establish the training plan for “Committed to Inclusion Award” and ASD “Kite Mark” for schools. There was also a discussion around preparation for adulthood and audit information.”
Clinical Commissioning Group Health Forum
Andrea attended the first forum meeting of the year, going over the Terms of Reference and aims of the forum, membership and topics to be covered this year. These include those which come from NHS England and Public Health.
Carers Trust Coffee Morning
Andrea reports back from her attendance: “They are wanting to refresh their offer in Warrington. They wanted to know what services carers would like to see in Warrington to help ‘Care for the Carer’. To enable us to take a break and relax as carers. Looking at weekly groups and partnership working. Covering all carers not separating into adult/parent/young carers etc. A lady from “Missing Piece” was also there. She runs a coffee morning for carers of people on the Autistic spectrum. Held at Asda Cockhedge cafe on the 2nd Thursday in the month.
Coffee Morning / Afternoons
In order to enable more parents and carers to attend, we having changing around the day / time of our coffee events. They remain popular and are a great forum to share experiences and feedback. Our next coffee morning is on Monday 11th March at 11am at the Orchards Centre Training Room, Hilden Road
SENCO Network Meeting
Sharon and Laura attended the February meeting of SENCO’s, sharing their journeys and raising the profile of WarrPAC. They received a note of thanks saying that they had made a “big difference” to the meeting.
Neurodevelopmental Pathway Conference – St Helens
Jean attended this meeting which was ran by the Council for Disabled Children.
Supported Employment Forum
Sharon attended this forum meeting where they discussed what the offer was from three providers of supported internships for young people over sixteen to try to support them getting ready for work
SEND Information Advice and Support
Sharon met up with Gill Neil who is supporting Iain McDonald on a part time basis. Gill is really passionate about working with families and we look forward to working with her too! We have planned the next SENDIASS drop in on Wednesday 6th March 9 – 11.30 at our office in Sandy Lane Children’s Centre.
Consultation – Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism
Have your say on proposals to introduce mandatory learning disability and autism training for health and care staff.
This consultation closes at
11:59pm on 12 April 2019
The government wants to know how we can make sure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and autistic people, and make reasonable adjustments to support them.
The consultation considers issues around the training and development staff need to better support people with a learning disability or autistic people.
We want to know what people think about our proposals on:
the planned content of the training how the training should be delivered how to involve people with a learning disability or autistic people in training how we can mandate, monitor and evaluate the impact of training
The consultation will be of particular interest to:
people with a learning disability or autistic people the families and carers of people with a learning disability or autistic people patient groups providers of health and social care services
For More information follow the link below: