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19-03-2022 SEND Strategy - have your say

 Enfield's Local Authority have developed a new draft SEND Strategy which you can see here and there is an easy-read version here.

They know that your experiences as parents and wealth of information concerning SEND are very valuable and would like your feedback on the draft strategy. 

Please give your views by completing the short survey here by 5pm on Tuesday 22nd March. 

03-03-2022 All about us - participation squads for young people

The Local Authority is setting up participation groups to give children and young people with SEND. living in Enfield, an opportunity to have a say in matters that affect them. 

The LA ran a competition to choose the name of the squads, and the judging panel (made up of Managers and Directors from Enfield Council, parent representatives and young people from the Bell Lane SEND youth club), have voted for 'All about us' to be the name of these participation squads. 

The  'All about us' groups will act as focus groups that the Joint Service for Disabled Children and other Council Officers can work with to get young people's views. 

The Local Authority would now like to give young people the opportunity to design the logo for the 'All about Us' groups. Entries should be sent to Alasdair.Gillies@enfield.gov.uk for the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. 

18-02-2022 Positive Behaviour Support Group sessions

BILD is providing a series of small group support sessions via Zoom for family carers of people with learning disabilities, on Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

The sessions are co-facilitated by BILD's PBS Consultants, and family carers who have trained to become PBS Peer Educators and will provide targeted coaching and strategies for providing Positive Behaviour Support to improve the quality of life for the individual with learning disabilities and those around them. 

Details of all the sessions during February and March are on the flyer

You can book to attend any of the sessions here

13-02-2022 What's on at half-term?

For information on events and activities for children and young people with SEND this February half-term, see our booklet here.    (last updated 13.2.22)     

All information is correct to the best of our knowledge but please do check with individual providers first. 

Additional information 

Information about ECYPS teenscheme flyer here and additional information here

01-02-2022 Meet the Holiday Playscheme Providers

On Monday 24th January Our Voice held a joint event with the Local Authority enabling parents to talk to providers of some of our local SEND Playschemes and activities providers. 

Please see below links to the presentations from the providers featured at this event, and an introduction and overview from the Joint Service for Disabled Children. 

Introduction from the JSDC


Centre 404 



Walkers Children's Centre (Sensory Room) 

You can also see the booklet setting out the playschemes and activities available this February half-term on our website page here.

24-01-2022 Half term activities

The local Authority has now published this booklet on playschemes and activities for the coming February half term. 

For presentations from some of the providers featured, see our news page here.

22-01-2022 Adolescence workshops

The Enfield Advisory Service for Autism is running a series of Zoom workshops for the parents and carers of Autistic young people who are aged 8 and over, dealing with supporting young people during adolescence. 

  • Puberty and Keeping Healthy for Young People - Tuesday 1st Feb 10 - 11.30 am - for parents of children/young people aged 8 and over. Book here.
  • Preparing for Adulthood - Relationships and Community Awareness - Tuesday 1st March 10 - 11.30 am for parents of children/young people aged 12 and over. Book here.
  • Independent Living - Adolescence - Tuesday 22nd March 10 - 11.30 am for parents of young people aged 14 and over. Book here

Places are limited so make sure you book your place as soon as you can. 

For details see the flyer here

08-01-2022 Keeping Well this Winter

As the weather becomes colder, it is important to make sure we look after our health. See booklet here for a summary of services available to help keep you and your family well this winter. 

06-01-2022 Choosing a Primary School

Our Voice has recently held several Zoom sessions in conjunction with SENDiass and the SEN team, looking at choosing a primary school, the applications process and what you can do to help prepare your child for primary school. 

You can see the presentation from these workshops here

04-01-2022 Focus groups on improving health

The Strategy Group will be running a series of focus groups this month to look at how to improve the physical and mental health of autistic people and people with Learning Disabilities. Details are on the information sheets below. 

Participants (except NHS staff) will receive a £50 voucher.

Focus groups for Autistic People Tuesday 11th Jan - information sheet and flyer

People with Learning Disabilities Friday 14th Jan - easy read information sheet 

Focus groups for Carers - Tuesday 18th Jan  Information sheet and flyer

Focus groups for Bereaved carers Monday 17th Jan Information sheet and flyer