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FISH and EYPCF Preparing for Adulthood Event

This event is for young people aged 14 – 25 with additional needs and their parent carers. It will provide you with the chance to gain information about the opportunities available when leaving school, activity groups for young people and much more!

Preparing for Adulthood workshop - What parent carers and young people need to know and the services and information in the new SEND Preparing for Adulthood Guide (14-25 Years).

Mental Capacity workshop – find out about the new framework for mental capacity and the implications not only for young people but also for parents and carers.

Event open times: 1.30pm to 6.30pm and you can drop in anytime.

Workshops times: Both will be run at the set times of 2.30pm and 5.00pm

Dates: Thursday 24 October 2019

Venue: Tickton Grange Hotel, Tickton, Beverley, HU17 9SH

Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.

Contact: To book (stating any transport and childcare needs), or for more information call FISH on (01482) 396469


Good News Story

The Young Leaders of East Riding (T.Y.L.E.R) was successful in receiving funding from the Youth Action Board to fill a gap they found within the East Riding. The group has been working with the Education and Skills Team to put together a 10 week course for all young people aged 16 to 24. The course will include sessions on:

- Introduction to Independent Life Skills – what is independent living? how to create personal goals

- Money Management – how to create a budget? managing bills, etc.

- Appointment Booking – who do you need to book appointments with? and how

- Independent Skills – how to clean a house, how to read a water, gas and electricity meter and how to travel independently

- Socialising – the benefits of socialising, how to be comfortable in a group and how to identify ways to increase social activities

- Healthy Lifestyles: Staying Fit – benefits of and different ways to exercise

- Healthy Lifestyles: Healthy Eating – benefits of eating healthy, identifying healthy foods and cooking a healthy meal

- Improving Confidence – ways to increase and exercise mental resilience and increase confidence

- Community and Government – understanding the community we live in and understanding the voting system

- Where Next? Employment and Education? – identifying employment and education opportunities and how to apply for jobs

If you would like to find out more about dates and locations. If you are unable to make the dates on the website, please email to register your interest, the more people that show an interest, the more courses we can run.

T.Y.L.E.R would like to remove barriers for anyone to attend. If you have any problems with transport, etc. please let them know when you book and this will be sorted for you.

Tel: (01482) 887670

Enrol online at

More information about the courses can be found on the T.Y.L.E.R. website




FISH bulletin

You can view the latest bulletin below:

FISH Bulletin 10 October 2019 (pdf 211kb opens in new window)

LOOK AHEAD Newsletter

LOOK AHEAD newsletter June 2019 (pdf 29mb opens in new window)

For information about LOOK AHEAD and to register with the service, please visit the LOOK AHEAD page or contact the FISH helpline:

Tel: (01482) 396469

Autism Jigsaw news

Autism Awareness Courses

Sessions are open to all parents and professional/practitioners.
Courses are for those parents whose child has a diagnosis. Please note that it is expected that parents attend the first course - Exploring Autism Course.

Attendees must be over 16 years of age

For information on the Autism courses/seminars: and to book your place, please complete the booking form and return it to Email:

ASC session booking form (word 68 kb, opens in new window)

Tel: (01482) 394000 (option 4 or option 2)

Autism and Sensory Needs Information Seminars

Led by the Inclusion Practitioners for parent carers and practitioners whose child has sensory needs. The seminar will be running twice and will help to:

  • Get a better understanding of how sensory needs can affect your child
  • Explore practical ideas to help you and your child to meet their sensory needs
  • Dates:  Thursday 14 November 2019, Thursday 21 November 2019
    Times: 6pm – 8:15pm
    Cost:  Free
    Venue: Beverley Minster Primary School, St Giles Croft, Beverley, HU17 8LA
    Booking essential: There are places for 12 people on each evening session.

    Understanding Autism Seminar

    Open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions, including;

  • Developing an understanding of autism.
  • Discuss experiences of getting a diagnosis.
  • Identify how autism can affect families.
  • Explore practical ideas for developing communication strategies.
  • Clarify support that families may be entitled to and ways to access it.
  • Dates: Thursday 7 November 2019 – This seminar is now full
    10:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Bridlington North Library, Martongate, Bridlington, YO16 6YD

    Dates: Monday 2 December 2019 – This seminar is now full
    10:00 am – 2:30 pm
    County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA


    East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum Logo EYPCF

    East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF)

    Read more about the East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum here

    Coffee Morning: Eoin Rush, Director of Children, Families and Schools (replacing Kevin Hall) will be attending to speak with parents and carers about his future plans for working with the parent carer forum and how he plans to improve services and provision for families over the next few years. We look forward to welcoming parents and carers more information will be released soon.

    Date:Thursday 21 November 2019
    Times:9.30am - 12.30pm
    Venue: Lairgate Hotel, Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8EP

    The workshop is free of charge, refreshments will be provided and there will be time to chat with other parents and carers.
    Travel and childcare costs will be re-reimbursed.
    Contact: EYPCF to book your place.
    Tel: (01262) 678283

    Peer Challenge

    During April, East Riding of Yorkshire Council invited a 'Peer Challenge' which focussed on 3 broad areas of SEND activity. The peer challenge team, made up of four senior colleagues from other authorities within the region, were on site for 3 days, undertaking a series of meetings with staff across education, health and care services, parents and carers, children and young people, as well as site visits to settings. Council officers have subsequently met with the EYPCF and other partners to review the helpful feedback, which confirmed much of our self-evaluation (SEF), and to consider suggestions for further development. A copy of the full report is also attached below. If parents or carers have any questions regarding the peer challenge process or the detail within the report, please contact the EYPCF.

    Peer Challenge Report (pdf 323kb opens in new window)

    Single Route of Redress - National Trial - Extending Powers of the First-tier Tribunal ( SEND) - From 3 April 2018

    The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the 'SEND Tribunal', to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a two-year trial. The trial will apply to decisions made or EHC plans issued/amended from 3 April 2018.

    For more information visit the Education, Health and Care Plan page of the Local Offer under the question 'What can I do if I disagree with the decisions made about any aspect of the Education, Health and/or Social Care provision?'