SEND Sharing Service
Our specialist lending library is not just a library of books! For an annual membership of £3 and no additional lending fees, you can borrow a variety of sensory toys and equipment, pushchairs, weighted teddies, technology and a big range of other items! See below flyer for full details and browse the online catalogue here: https://swindonsendsharingservice.lend-engine.com/
Annually – SEND Information Packs
During the summer term we deliver SEND Information Packs to families with children who are transitioning from Preschool to Primary School. For children of the same age who are being Home Schooled, we will deliver the pack directly to their home.
March 2021 and ongoing – Reshaping Conversations
Reshaping Conversations is a project led by Swindon SEND Families Voice, the parent
carer forum for Swindon, and was collaboratively produced with other local parent
groups Mums on a Mission, Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group, SCWAD and Swindon
Autism/ADHD Facebook group. The aim of the project is to inspire positive change in the
language used by professionals when speaking to parent carers.
Our booklet, video and website has been designed to show you different ways to reshape the conversation.
You can view the video and download the booklet via the website: https://reshapingconversations.com/
We created a new training module in coproduction with the LA and BSW CCG. The module now forms part of the mandatory training by Children’s Services and has also been shared within the CCG and NHS. It is also important that this is not just a one off project, but that the training remains mandatory for
all staff. It’s time for a change in culture and we all need to be a part
of that change!
March 2021 – Helpful Guides for Disabled Children
We purchased 500 copies of The Helpful Guide for Families with Disabled Children. A book written by the national charity Contact and is appropriate for any family with children that have any kind of additional needs – particularly those starting out at the beginning of their SEND journey.
We distributed to multiple educational settings around Swindon, particularly targeting those schools with a Family Support Worker.