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Children and Young People's Specialist Services

Following the recent restructure in Children's Services, work is now underway to implement the new structure, and the 0-25 SEND Team and the restructured Children's Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Team are now in place.

The 0-25 SEND Team is based at The Hub in Anlaby and includes the Children's Social Work Team (0-25) (previously known as the Children's Disability Team), and three area teams comprising Intensive Family Co-ordinators, Family Co-ordinators, Family Co-ordinators (Portage) and SEND IAG Officers. The new team will be overseen by the newly appointed 0-25 Team Manager. As with any brand new service, it will take time to become fully operational, and there are still a number of vacancies to be filled. However, work is already being undertaken to transfer cases from the previous SEN Team and the Children's Disability Team in order to ensure those families who have a child with SEND and who were previously open to the teams, continue to receive support from the new 0-25 SEND Team. The 0-25 Team Manager will then begin work with wider Children's Services to discuss and agree processes and procedures for how the team will work with those services, including referral criteria from teams outside Specialist Services.

The SEN Team have merged with the Children's Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Team, with the previous EHCP Co-ordinators now known as EHC Commissioning Officers. The EHC Commissioning Officers will continue to lead on co-ordinating the EHC Planning process, ensuring a focus on creating person centred, outcomes focussed EHC Plans. They will also commission any required provision identified in the plans that cannot be provided in-house. The wider commissioning team will work closely with the EHC Commissioning Officers to identify themes and trends, and gaps in provision in order to inform future commissioning and the development of services in the East Riding.

At the current time, any queries relating to SEND and EHC Plans should continue to be dealt with through the same telephone number: 01482 392163 or Email:

In discussion with the EYPCF, we will be attending a number of workshops to introduce the new structure and team, and to talk through their role and remit. The EYPCF workshops we will be attending are to be held on:

  • Wednesday 28 February at Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, Woodhill Way, Cottingham, HU16 5SW
  • Thursday 15 March The Courtyard, Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6AE
  • Friday 23 March at Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

Times: 9.30am till 2pm (registration and coffee 9.30am till 10am)
Cost: FREE
Contact: East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum to book your place on any of the above workshops
Tel: 07813 676941 or Email:

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East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF)

Formally known as ERVIP

Tel: (01262) 678283

Tel: 078183676941



Please can you take a few minutes to complete the questionnaires?

EYPCF are now collecting responses for the final quarter of the Services and Provisions survey. The information gathered will be analysed and EYPCF will feedback the results to all. The results will also be fed back to the Local Authority to help them plan for future services. It is really important that you complete this survey. Thank you

A survey regarding your experience of Short Breaks and the Freedom Activity Support Payment.

Many thanks for your assistance with this.
From all at East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum


FISH and SENDIASS bulletin

You can view the latest bulletin below:

FISH and SENDIASS Bulletin 15 February 2018 (pdf 145kb opens in new window)

LOOK AHEAD Newsletter

You can view the latest newsletter below:

LOOK AHEAD Newsletter October 2017 (pdf 19,789kb opens in new window)

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

Tel: (01482) 396469


Autism Jigsaw news

 Autism Awareness Courses 

Seminars 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.

For information on the Autism courses/seminars:

 Contact Technical Support Officers Sally-Ann Pindar or Mike Peterson on:

Tel: (01482) 392254


Booking form for ASC seminars (word 75 kb, opens in new window)

Understanding Autism Seminar

The seminar is open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions, including:
    What is Autism?
    How Autism affects social communication
    How sensory differences can affect a person with Autism
    Strategies to support people with Autism.

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Time: 10am – 2.30pm - tea and coffee will be available but please bring a packed lunch for the mid day break.
Venue: Anlaby Children’s Centre

Managing Anger Seminar

This course is open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions and Anger.
The seminar will support understanding in the following ways:
•    discuss why children with autism often have challenges with distressed behaviour and anger
•    identify a low arousal approach for support through stressful situations
•    explore the cycle of anger and possible support strategies
•    examine strategies for managing feelings.
Date: Monday 30 April 2018
Time: 10am – 2.30pm - tea and coffee will be available but please bring a packed lunch for the mid day break.
Cost: Free
Venue: Hornsea Children’s Centre, Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1DW


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T.Y.L.E.R - Making A Difference

The Young Leaders of East Riding

T.Y.L.E.R is a group of young people who want to ensure all children and young people who have a disability, learning difficulty or health need get their voices heard!!

If you have a passion for making a difference to other people's lives, T.Y.L.E.R is the group for you!!

Come along to our meetings and meet other young people with similar interests. For an opportunity to socialise, share stories and experiences, make new friends and have fun!

T.Y.L.E.R Aims and Priorities:

Gather views of young people across the East Riding about services available to them.

Engage with professionals to improve services and outcomes for children and young people with additional needs.

Feedback views to professionals about education, bullying, activities available and much more.

Give young people a chance to build a social network.

T.Y.L.E.R meet every three months on the first Tuesday of that month, we are also starting to hold relaxed drop in sessions.For more T.Y.L.E.R information or to join our group check out our website:

T.Y.L.E.R website (external website)

Alternatively please contact:

Tel: (01482) 396469 or 07452 100638


Page last updated: Thursday, 22 February 2018