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12 Jun Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support for parents and carers

Our Voice is pleased to offer our 'Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support' workshops for parent carers.

Our first three sessions will be on Wednesday 22nd May, Wednesday 12th June and Wednesday 26th June, and all will run at the Cheviots Children's Centre from 10 am to 12 noon.

See details on our flyer here

All places must be pre-booked via Eventbrite here

Cheviots can provide creche facilities and/or an interpreter if you need one. Please make sure you let us know when you book your place. 

The sessions aim to provide an understanding of Positive Behaviour Support to help families to prevent and manage behaviours of distress by creating an environment that minimises the need for these behaviours. The outcome should be to improve the quality of life for the child/young person and their whole family. 

We will look at how families can work with the whole network of people around their child/young person (for example school staff, professionals in social care settings etc) to enable a consistent approach around the child/young person. 

The training will be run by expert members of the Our Voice team who have training in PBS and lived experience of using the techniques with their own children. 

Please note that this session will not include a detailed Q&A session to explore individual scenarios about your child's behaviour - but you can also go along to one (or more) of the monthly PBS drop-in sessions at Cheviots to discuss these questions and challenges with professionals from the Cheviots team, and Our Voice team members with personal lived experience. See details in the flyer here. Next sessions will be on Fridays 7th June, 5th July and 6th September 10 am - 12 pm. 

7 Jun Parent and Family Behaviour Support Drop in

Our Voice will be supporting informal behaviour drop-in sessions at Cheviots Children's Centre on Fridays 7th June, 5th July and 6th September, 10 am to 12 pm. 

These sessions give you an opportunity to discuss on an individual or group basis any specific challenges you are experiencing relating to your child or young person's behaviour. 

Creche facilities and an interpreter are both available if needed, but must be booked in advance (contact details on the flyer).  

See details on the flyer here.

5 Jun Coffee morning drop in at the Family Hub

This drop-in coffee morning session will be from 10 am - 12.30 pm, on 5th June. 

This is one of our regular drop-in sessions which take place at the Ponders End Youth and Family Hub, 129, South Street, Enfield, EN3 4PX.

Members of the Our Voice team will be on hand at this session and once every month to listen to your questions and issues and point you in the right direction to resolve the issues you are facing. Or you can just take the opportunity to offload a bit and have a chat with other parents who experience some of the same challenges as you, over a cup of tea or coffee.

See the flyer for this event here.

See our booklet here for more information, including details of what the hubs are and what support they offer.

Practical information:

The hub is located at 129, South Street, Enfield, EN3 4 PX.

Some people have reported problems with getting to the hub using SatNav. It is best to look out for the Oasis Academy School which is opposite the hub. You may find that once parked you are by the side entrance of the hub – you will probably need to go to the South Street entrance to get admittance to the building – please walk around the building until you get to the front.

These events are aimed at parents and carers rather than children. If you do need to bring children with you, please note that you will be responsible for supervising your children throughout the session – we do not provide childcare or activities for children during these sessions.

22 May Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support for parents and carers

Our Voice is pleased to offer our 'Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support' workshops for parent carers.

Our first three sessions will be on Wednesday 22nd May, Wednesday 12th June and Wednesday 26th June, and all will run at the Cheviots Children's Centre from 10 am to 12 noon.

See details on our flyer here

All places must be pre-booked via Eventbrite here

Cheviots can provide creche facilities and/or an interpreter if you need one. Please make sure you let us know when you book your place. 

The sessions aim to provide an understanding of Positive Behaviour Support to help families to prevent and manage behaviours of distress by creating an environment that minimises the need for these behaviours. The outcome should be to improve the quality of life for the child/young person and their whole family. 

We will look at how families can work with the whole network of people around their child/young person (for example school staff, professionals in social care settings etc) to enable a consistent approach around the child/young person. 

The training will be run by expert members of the Our Voice team who have training in PBS and lived experience of using the techniques with their own children. 

Please note that this session will not include a detailed Q&A session to explore individual scenarios about your child's behaviour - but you can also go along to one (or more) of the monthly PBS drop-in sessions at Cheviots to discuss these questions and challenges with professionals from the Cheviots team, and Our Voice team members with personal lived experience. See details in the flyer here. Next sessions will be on Fridays 7th June, 5th July and 6th September 10 am - 12 pm. 

16 May Starting primary school

Our Voice will be presenting at the next Rising to Reception online workshops on Wednesday 8th May 10 am and Thursday 16th May.

We will be talking about our experiences of helping our children with the transition to school. 

This is part of the ‘Rising to Reception’ programme run by the Enfield Communication Advisory Support Service (ECASS) aimed at the families of children with communication difficulties who are due to start primary school in September 2024 (i.e. born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020), although our session is useful for parents of children with any additional needs (not just communication difficulties). 

You can see the whole programme of events and the link to register in the booklet here.

If you have any queries, please contact the ECASS team at RisingtoReception@enfield.gov.uk

 

8 May Starting primary school

Our Voice will be presenting at the next Rising to Reception online workshops on Wednesday 8th May 10 am and Thursday 16th May.

We will be talking about our experiences of helping our children with the transition to school. 

This is part of the ‘Rising to Reception’ programme run by the Enfield Communication Advisory Support Service (ECASS) aimed at the families of children with communication difficulties who are due to start primary school in September 2024 (i.e. born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020), although our session is useful for parents of children with any additional needs (not just communication difficulties). 

You can see the whole programme of events and the link to register in the booklet here.

If you have any queries, please contact the ECASS team at RisingtoReception@enfield.gov.uk

 

 

8 May Drop in session at Ponders End Youth and Family Hub

This drop-in session will be from 10 am - 12.30 pm. 

Our regular drop-in sessions take place at the Ponders End Youth and Family Hub, 129, South Street, Enfield, EN3 4PX.

On 8th May we will be joined by Miri Dhamo, the Head of the Joint Service for Disabled Children (JSDC). Miri will talk about what the JSDC does, and answer your questions about short breaks and social care. 

Members of the Our Voice team will be on hand at this session and once every two weeks to listen to your questions and issues and point you in the right direction to resolve the issues you are facing. Or you can just take the opportunity to offload a bit and have a chat with other parents who experience some of the same challenges as you, over a cup of tea or coffee.

See the flyer for this event here.

See our booklet here for more information, including details of what the hubs are, what support they offer and what events are coming up.

Practical information:

The hub is located at 129, South Street, Enfield, EN3 4 PX.

Some people have reported problems with getting to the hub using SatNav. It is best to look out for the Oasis Academy School which is opposite the hub. You may find that once parked you are by the side entrance of the hub – you will probably need to go to the South Street entrance to get admittance to the building – please walk around the building until you get to the front.

These events are aimed at parents and carers rather than children. If you do need to bring children with you, please note that you will be responsible for supervising your children throughout the session – we do not provide childcare or activities for children during these sessions.

17 Apr Drop in session at Ponders End Youth and Family Hub

This drop-in session will be from 10 am - 12.30 pm. 

Our regular drop-in sessions take place at the Ponders End Youth and Family Hub, 129, South Street, Enfield, EN3 4PX.

On 17th April we will be joined by Tim Webb from SENDIASS. Tim will talk about what SENDIASS does, and answer your questions. 

Members of the Our Voice team will be on hand at this session and once every two weeks to listen to your questions and issues and point you in the right direction to resolve the issues you are facing. Or you can just take the opportunity to offload a bit and have a chat with other parents who experience some of the same challenges as you, over a cup of tea or coffee.

See our booklet here for more information, including details of what the hubs are, what support they offer and what events are coming up.

Practical information:

The hub is located at 129, South Street, Enfield, EN3 4 PX.

Some people have reported problems with getting to the hub using SatNav. It is best to look out for the Oasis Academy School which is opposite the hub. You may find that once parked you are by the side entrance of the hub – you will probably need to go to the South Street entrance to get admittance to the building – please walk around the building until you get to the front.

These events are aimed at parents and carers rather than children. If you do need to bring children with you, please note that you will be responsible for supervising your children throughout the session – we do not provide childcare or activities for children during these sessions.

24 Mar Our Voice Spring party

Our Spring party is always a popular event, and all places MUST be pre-booked. At the moment places are only available to members of our mailing list. 

If you are not already on our mailing list, but would like to register to attend this event with your family, please sign up for our mailing list here or email us at info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk and ask to join.

19 Mar Drop in session at Ponders End Youth and Family Hub

This drop-in session will be from 12 - 2 pm.

Our regular drop-in sessions take place at the Ponders End Youth and Family Hub, 129, South Street, Enfield, EN3 4PX.

On 19th March we will be joined by Dr Rachel Walker from the Enfield Advisory Service for Autism (EASA). Rachel will talk about what the service does and answer your questions. 

Members of the Our Voice team will be on hand at this session and once every two weeks to listen to your questions and issues and point you in the right direction to resolve the issues you are facing. Or you can just take the opportunity to offload a bit and have a chat with other parents who experience some of the same challenges as you, over a cup of tea or coffee.

See our booklet here for more information, including details of what the hubs are, what support they offer and what events are coming up.

Practical information:

The hub is located at 129, South Street, Enfield, EN3 4 PX.

Some people have reported problems with getting to the hub using SatNav. It is best to look out for the Oasis Academy School which is opposite the hub. You may find that once parked you are by the side entrance of the hub – you will probably need to go to the South Street entrance to get admittance to the building – please walk around the building until you get to the front.

These events are aimed at parents and carers rather than children. If you do need to bring children with you, please note that you will be responsible for supervising your children throughout the session – we do not provide childcare or activities for children during these sessions.