What’s on?

Don’t forget this Thursday is our Information Event at The Royal Hotel, Ablewell Street, Walsall 10am – 12pm where parents/carers can come and talk to the people that provide services to you child with SEN in Walsall

Also it’s the last day to book your child with SEN ( and their siblings ) onto the family play sessions

*** BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL ***

Please fill out the details on the booking form below FACE family session booking formDates for the diary

Coffee mornings 

Weds 28th Feb9.30am onwards – Toby Carvery, Broadway Walsall ( opposite the Arboretum extension )     Invite to Phil Wells on how to spend a £1million grant Walsall has received

Tues 8th March 9;30am onwward Toby Carvery, Walsall ( opposite the Arboretum extension )  We have invited Jackie Ross to this who is working for the SENDI department in Walsall

Fri 20th April – Walsall Toby Carvery, the Broadway 9.30am onwards

Weds 23rd May 9.30am 9.30am onwards Venue to be confirmed

Thurs 14th June 9.30am onwards  Venue to be confirmed

Monday 9th July 9.30am onwards  Venue to be confirmed

We are also having 3 Workshops so please keep these dates free in your diary too, The workshops will be attended by Claire Goss and other people from Walsall council and will involve topics where parents can have their say and help us work together in order to help to improve services we get for our children

Workshop Weds 28th March – The Royal Hotel ( we are still waiting confirmation but will tell you if we can’t hold it here )  10am – 12pm

Topic – Plans and aims of SENDI in Walsall and how we access services including Walsall Council’s ” Local Offer”  ( If you don’t know what the Local Offer is come along to find out and have a say in how we use it )

Workshop  Thurs 21st June   10am – 12pm – Venue to be confirmed

Topic – Transition, includes Reception into Year 1, Primary into Secondary and Preparing for Adulthood ( Did you know that Preparing for Adulthood starts as early as Year 8/9? )

Workshop Thurs 20th Sept   10am – 12pm  – Venue to be confirmed

Topic – CAMHS – Children and Mental Health Services and Healthcare will be discussed and again come and have your say and find out more about how this works in Walsall

DON’T FORGET OUR FAMILY FUN SESSIONS TOO IN MARCH

Family Play Sessions

FACE have organised some family play sessions for 0 – 25years for chidren with SEN/disability in order for you to come and meet us while having a bit of family fun at Bloxwich Active Living Centre,High St, Walsall WS3 2DA

All the sessions are 2.30 – 4pm

Sat 3rd March
Sat 10th March
Sat 17th March
Sat 24th March

All children must be accompanied by an adult at the sessions

*****YOU MUST BOOK ONTO THE SESSIONS******

please email the following details to facewalsall@gmail.com

Parent/Carer Name
Parent/Carer contact details
Parent/Carer email address

SEN Child name
SEN Child age

Siblings Child name
Siblings child age

a indicate which activity you are interested in ( you can be interested in more than one activity but remember the session is only between 2.30 – 4pm )

Fun Session in the hall ( includes bouncy castle )
Gym session ( 11 – 25 years )
Swimming Pool fun session ( 0 – 25 years )

Please let us know the dates you wish to come

Sat 3rd March
Sat 10th March
Sat 17th March
Sat 24th March

Alternatively we can post out a booking form to you to fill in and send back to us

but all children must be booked in

Light refreshments will be provided

We hope that you will sign up and come and meet members of FACE and also give us the opportunity to chat to you about which services you receive from Walsall for your child

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Parents are invited to come and meet for an update with Transport and also to hear about the change of staff within SEND particularly as the interim EHCP strategic manager’s appointment comes to an end

Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: EDC, Pelsall Lane, Rushall, Walsall

Please let us know if you can come Email us at facewalsall@gmail.com

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FACE are meeting up with Cllr Aftab Nawaz and Home to School Transport on Tues 23rd January, we need feedback from parents who are using this service so we can work together to help improve the services.  We need to find out what is working well and what is working not so well

Help us to help you have a voice for your children

You can email us at facewalsall@gmail.com

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Fri 1st Dec 10am – 12pm – My Place 60 Walstead Road, Walsall WS5 4PE

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Parent Training Day – Thurs 23rd Nov 

who is able to come?  Please let us know if you are a parent/carer if you can come either email us facewalsall@gmail.com or comment on our Facebook page

Parent Participation Training day on 23rd November 10am – 2pm Lunch included

Please email us on facewalsall@gmail.com  before the 1st November if you want to come along to the FREE session to hear about how you can be a better parent voice for provision across Walsall Local Authority and find out about the SEND reforms and the impeding SEND Ofsted inspection and how it all works

you need to book a place on the training day for catering purposes

thank you

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Walsall Arboretum Visitors Centre Fri 21st Nov 10am

Have your say on the expansion of special schools in the Walsall Borough and also the details of The Local Offer on the website and how to make it more Parent friendly

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Have your say

 

Have you received this questionnaire from your SENCO?

Make sure you reply to this, do you have a child in out of school borough placement or are home educated then let us know and you can email your views to be involved

FACE information sharing event

FACE along with Walsall Carers Centre is holding an Information Sharing morning over coffee and tea for parents/carers of children and young people 0 – 25years and would like to invite you along

Date : Thursday 19th October 2017
Time : 10am-12
Venue : The Royal Hotel Ablewell Street, Walsall, WS1 2EL

The event is designed for the parents/carers to come along to be able to chat to those who offer services to our children in Walsall

Please let us know if you can attend by emailing facewalsall@gmail.com or commenting on our Facebook page

 

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Monday 10th July FACE Walsall will be holding a consultation with parents of children and young people ( 0 – 25 ) with SEN and disabilities about how Walsall Council communicates with us

This will take place between 10am – 12pm at Healthwatch Walsall
Bridge House
47 Bridge Street
Walsall
WS1 1JQ

( it’s on the second floor where the courts are and the old co-op building for those f you who remember it )

Please come along so we can get your views and make sure that all parents are consulted regarding issues with their child and young person with SEN and disabilities as sadly there still seems a communication breakdown between the two parties and we want to make sure our views are heard to make it better in future

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