Referrals to Cedars SEMH ARP are welcomed throughout the year as and when the need arises. The panel meets to consider referrals as they are submitted, usually once every half term. Referral details are on Tudor Grange Primary Academy Yew Tree website.
Solihull's inclusion charter
The draft inclusion charter is now out for sign off to parents groups, schools through collaborative groups, early years settings, local authority, health and social care colleagues. It will be finalised and published in December 2019. Work on Solihull’s SEND strategy will be based on the values of the inclusion charter and will commence in November 2019.
Speech and language strategy
Six schools have just completed the first year of the ELKLAN pilot. This is a joint project delivered by SISS and the speech and language therapy service (SALT) aimed at supporting schools to gain communication friendly status.
A huge well done to the 27 school and SISS ARC support staff who have worked hard to achieve their level 3 award in speech and language support for 5-11 year olds. Five of the six schools are now beginning their level 4 award to become accredited communication friendly schools by the end of this academic year.
In addition, for 2019/20 we are running a pilot with SALT for early years ELKLAN, supporting eight settings to become communication friendly.
The ELKLAN projects are the next phase of delivering Solihull’s speech and language strategy. Language link continues to be used successfully in most schools, with particular successes for the language link training with parents.
We are working alongside colleagues form adult services and schools to produce a draft policy for provision of equipment and a corporate manual handling policy. Policies will be finalised by Easter 2020.
The DfE has produced a guide for primary headteachers setting out why they must engage parents on their school’s relationships education policy and tips on how to do so.
You will find additional useful information on the health and wellbeing pages of Solgrid within the PSHE section. Please click here.
We would appreciate schools' help in publicising this event.
Solihull Council’s fostering service is looking for people to provide a stable home for children across the Borough. If you think you could help or would like to find out more, please pop along to an information evening on Tuesday 15 October, 6.30 - 8pm at the Civic Suite, behind the Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3PX.
For more information, please sign up to Solihull Council’s Stay Connected fostering bulletins by following this link www.solihull.gov.uk/stayconnected or call 0121 788 4253.
Children who are cared for on a full-time basis by people who are not direct relatives are in a private fostering arrangement.
A private fostering arrangement is essentially one that is made, without the involvement of a local authority, for the care of a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) by someone other than a parent or close relative for 28 days or more.
Private foster carers may be from the extended family, such as a cousin or great aunt. However, a person who is a relative such as a grandparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt (whether of the full or half blood or by marriage) or step-parent will not be a private foster carer.
If you know of a child in this situation, the law says you must notify the local authority so they can make sure the person caring for the child can receive information, support and advice and that the child is safe. Please call us if you are caring for, or you know anyone who is caring for someone else’s child on 0121 788 4300 or visit https://bit.ly/2krupeZ for more information.