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Kidz to Adultz North is back for 2022 and they are running their flagship event in Manchester! It is a free event dedicated to children and young people with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and all the professionals who support them. It is being held…


The Mental Health Support Team have published their August newsletter.  You can view this from the box across. It has information on managing change and also signposting to local groups. The next parent support Group will be held in September Parent Support Group - BwD…


Inspiration Station have spectacular summer specials at The Mall in Blackburn which started on Monday 25th July 22. You can pay, stay and play for as long as you like (no time limit and no booking slots required) at their soft play station and sensory…


Whats on this summer

Published on: 25/07/2022

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust are running acitivities and trips this summer and you can find more information in the Summer Brochure available in the download box across.


Kooth's regional transition workshops for Y6 pupils took place in June 2022. The link to the recording is available in the box across. The session includes Exploring thoughts and feelings year 6 students may have in preparing for secondary school. Techniques and coping strategies…


All ages workshops - Contact

Published on: 11/07/2022

Contact have a range of workshops available which cover all ages and topics.  They are continually adding new dates so take a look at their website using the link in the box across 


The July newsletter is now available and can be downloaded from the box across. Who are they? The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) provides an easily accessed service for pupils from primary to year 13 who may be experiencing a range of mild to moderate…


The Department for Education has launched a consultation on the actions that a local authority should have to take if it proposes to amend an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan following a review meeting.  They are seeking views on the deadline for a local…


Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission seek your views on proposed changes to the way they jointly inspect area SEND arrangements from 2023. This consultation seeks your views on proposed changes to the way Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) jointly inspect local area…


The Witherslack Group have put together an SEN podcast which is all about celebrating neurodiversity, strengthening our children's super powers and empowering parents, carers and professionals with knowledge, advice and support.  To register please follow this link The Special Educational Needs (SEN)…


Booking is now open for Get Stuck In summer holiday clubs for children and young people in Blackburn with Darwen . Children and young people eligible for Free School Meals or identified by local agency referral as In Need, are entitled to FREE holiday club…


The June edition of the MHST newsletter has been published. It has an overview of who the MHST are, includes Team news, upcoming events and much more. You can view the newsletter from the download box across. The next parent support group session will focus…


Kooth June newsletter

Published on: 08/06/2022

Kooth's June edition of the North of England's newsletter, containing resources and activities to help support mental health and wellbeing has been published. They will be sharing updates for their Kooth service and have a guide for coping with exam stress and how to create a…


The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) have launched their parent carer survey on the SEND and Alternative Provision Green Paper. They would like survey responses from as many parent carers as possible to ensure that their views are heard. You can complete the…


SEND Inclusion fun day!

Published on: 16/05/2022

Young People's Services (YPS) are holding a SEND Inclusion fun day where you can have the chance to have a go on BIG Bertha the climbing wall. Parents in Partnership will be there and there will be a tombola and also tea/coffee/biscuits will be available…


Young People's Services (YPS) - surveys

Published on: 16/05/2022

Blackburn with Darwen YPS are doing 2 surveys to gather information and it would be helpful if you could take a few minutes to complete these  One survey is to see if parent/carers would be interested in a sibling group for siblings of children/young people…


The focus for May's newsletter is The 5 ways to wellbeing and information on National Walking month is also included. Five Ways to Wellbeing is a framework of things we can do to promote positive wellbeing and support our mental health. Evidence indicates that a…


Super fun day

Published on: 11/05/2022

Blackburn with Darwen foster carers association are having a fun day. Its free entry and everybody is welcome.  There will be lots of different stalls including children clothes, tombola's, face painting, bouncy castle and sports activities.  The cafe at the venue will also be open.…


Today the Department for Education has published accessible versions of the green paper, including:  a full British Sign Language version to support those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment an easy-read version to support those with learning disabilities a guide to help…


Mental health awareness week - Kooth

Published on: 29/04/2022

Mental health awareness week will take place from 9- 15 May 22 and this years theme is loneliness. Kooth want to raise awareness on this subject and have a range of resources available. Their services are freely available across Blackburn with Darwen for age 10-18,(25 for…