News and Events

Upcoming seminars for parents run by the inclusion practitioners

The seminars are taking place on the following dates between 10am and 12:30pm:

Understanding Autism

  • 13 Oct 2022 - Community Hall, Burnby Hall, Pocklington
  • 20 Oct 2022 - North Bridlington Library
  • 10 Nov 2022 - Council Chambers, Goole offices
  • 17 Nov 2022 - Room 2 County hall, Beverley

Managing Anger

  • 09 Feb 2023 - North Bridlington Library
  • 23 Feb 2023 - Room 2, county Hall, Beverley
  • 02 Mar 2023 - Community Hall, Burnby Hall, Pocklington
  • 09 Mar 2023 - Council Chambers, Goole Council Offices

Sensory Needs

  • 11 May 2023 - Room 2 County Hall, Beverley
  • 18 May 2023 - Community Hall, Burnby Hall, Pocklington
  • 08 Jun 2023 - Council Chambers, Goole Council Offices
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Feeling stressed, anxious or down? Get help with the East Riding Emotional Wellbeing Service

You can view the latest service leaflet below:

EWS Talking Therapies Leaflet (pdf 468kb)

SEND Local Offer Bulletin

SEND Local Offer Bulletin - Edition 65 - 4 Aug 2022

You can view the latest SEND Bulletin below:

SEND Local Offer Bulletin - Edition 65 - 4 Aug 2022 (pdf 270kb)

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

Tel: (01482) 396469

September SEND Parent Carer Event - Tickton Grange

FISH, the EYPCF and the parent carers of the Information Group are co-producing an event for parent carers of children and young people with SEND. The event will comprise of a wide range of stallholders including local authority services, leisure groups, mental health support outlets, and wellbeing/pamper drop-in counters which visitors can wander around, gather information and chat to providers at their leisure. There will also be workshop sessions running in a separate room which parent carers can pop into and get involved in (hosts/topics to be confirmed).

The event is aimed at parents / carers of children of all ages from 0 - 25 and with any kind of disability or special educational need.

The event will take place between 10am - 2pm on Thursday 29 September 2022 at Tickton Grange Hotel (Tickton, Beverley, HU17 9SH).

Tea, coffee, refreshments, and lunch will be provided for visitors. Free on-site parking is available.

Please book your place by Thursday the 15 of September by emailing the Families Information Service Hub at or call us on (01482) 396469. Please let us know of any dietary requirements. We can also arrange childcare for your child/ren to enable you to attend, should you require it.

SEND September session invite - Tickton Grange (pdf 492kb)

Portage Workshop

This is a certificated training course delivered by National Portage Association Accredited Trainers.

The Portage Workshop is an introduction to the Portage Approach to working with children with additional needs and their families. The workshop is suitable for early years practitioners who work in an early year's settings (PVI or maintained), Children's Centres, Childminders and parents/carers of children who are receiving Portage support.

Central to the course are the 'Portage Principles' and the 'Three Circle Model of Portage'. The NPA has set standards for minimum workshop content and length. The Workshop has a core curriculum consisting of seven modules and must last a minimum of 2 full days plus a Follow Up session.

The dates are 29 September 2022, 25 October 2022 and 22 November 2022, and the workshop will be held at Waffle 21, Colonial House, Swinemoor Lane, Beverley, HU17 0LS.

Please contact to reserve a place.

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SEN Sessions at JUMP inc. Beverley

SEN sessions at Jump Inc are designed for people with special needs, autism or sensory needs. At these sessions, lights are turned up (no disco lights), and the music is turned down. The aim of this is to reduce any unneeded stress.

Our Jump Inc parks are called 'hybrid mega parks' because all of them are filled with a range of exciting activities! Beverley's is one big inflatable including slides and ball pools!

Trampolines are key to a specific type of exercise therapy that benefits those across nearly the whole spectrum of disabilities. Trampolining has been proven to provide a huge number of potential therapeutic and physiological benefits. From cardio-respiratory, muscle tone, balance and posture through to perception and communication!

Just £6 per person for a one hour session.

(Hybrid grip socks must be worn and can be purchased at the reception for just £2.50).

More information on SEN sessions - Jump Inc

when is the next Jump SEN session?

Beverley (Flemingate) - Saturday 30 July at 6pm - please check the website for updates regarding future sessions!

Book a Jump Inc SEN session

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Name change for the Humber, Coast and Vale Keyworker Service

The Humber, Coast and Vale Keyworker Service has changed its name to the Humber and North Yorkshire Keyworker Service this change has taken place as Integrated Care Systems became statutory on 1 July 2022. Therefore, the Humber Coast and Vale Keyworker Service will now be known as the Humber and North Yorkshire Keyworker Service, please see that attached newsletter explaining the change in more detail.

Please be reassured that this will not change the geography of the Keyworker Service which will continue to include Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and York.

New Keyworker Service documents can be found on our Local Offer directory page.

Humber Coast and Vale Keyworker Service Newsletter - Issue 2 July 2022 (pdf 626kb)

Summer Activities 2022

If you’re looking for something to do over the summer, please visit Home - Active East Ridingwhere you can access our School's Out event list and Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme. Here you will find lots of ideas and fun activities to keep the family busy both out in the community and at home, having fun, staying fit and healthy!

Whatever you have planned over the summer holidays we hope there will be opportunities to enjoy some warmer weather and spend time with friends and family.

Need to contact children and young people’s specialist services over the summer holidays?

Most teams continue to work during the summer period and you should be able to contact teams if you require support. Please see below our services and availability. Please note: if there is a safeguarding concern outside of office hours, the children’s emergency duty team will be available on (01482) 393939or for any other emergency please dial 111/999 as appropriate.

For children and young people who do not have an allocated social worker the safeguarding hub will be open to respond to requests for urgent emergency service, immediate child protection concerns on (01482) 395500.

SEND assessment and review team (SENDART)

Continue to work their normal hours supporting families in the same way, SENDART and EHCPs. 01482 394000 (option 1).

0-25 SEND Team

The 0-25 SEND Team continue to operate over the summer accepting referrals via email or over the phone from professionals, parents/carers and young people providing support to families where a child has an education, health and care plan (EHCP). ‘Pop-Up Pod’ events will continue to be held across the summer ( 0-25 SEND Team).

Contact details

Tel: (01482) 394000 (option 6)


Available: Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4:30pm

Sensory and Physical Teaching Service (SaPTs)

SAPTS is a term time only service. However, the admin support staff work through the holidays and there is a teacher available for a day a week each week for any urgent requests particularly around any newborn babies born with a hearing impairment.

Tel: (01482) 394000 (option 5).

Virtual School for children looked after

The team email inbox is monitored and responded to every day and there is always a senior member of the team at work.

Tel: (01482) 394000 (option 5).

Educational Psychology Service

The Educational Psychology service can be contacted in the usual way. 01482 394000 (option 4).

Please find below some updates from children and young people’s specialist services:

0-25 SEND Team

Continue to support over 500 families and have launched the highly successful ‘Pop-Up Pods’ at locations across the East Riding, engaging hundreds of families and increasing knowledge of SEND services. We hope you have had an opportunity to come along to one of the ‘Pop up Pods’ or will be able to attend a future session. We have seen the launch of the 2022-2023 Freedom Activity Support Programme (FASP) via a digital format, cutting down waiting times and streamlining processes for applicants.

Team members have taken on new ‘Champion’ roles, developing their skill set and knowledge in specific areas to be best placed to support families.


The team have worked hard to maintain compliance figures for EHC Needs Assessments at 98.3% for this calendar year so far. Transition completion rates within the statutory timescales are 99% for Primary and 98% Secondary.

SEND Communication and Partnership working

There has been the successful launch of the annual parent carer survey, and a change in the look of the Local Offer and its improved accessibility and functionality with supporting marketing merchandise. A robust Communication Strategy has been implemented, and we have seen increased membership of the Information group. We have also begun organising a face-to face SEND marketplace event to take place in September.

Holiday Activities and Food

£755,000 has been awarded in HAF grants to 49 different enrichment programmes across the East Riding for children and young people in receipt of benefits related free school meals aged 5-16 years over the Easter and summer holidays. Lots of groups are benefiting from this funding and we hope you can access this programme this summer.

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Disability Support & Inclusion Training Consultation by Barnados - Survey

We would like to get to know more about you and the organisation/group you work/volunteer for, and what kind of services/support you provide to children, young people and their families. Our aim is to provide training and support to organisations/groups so that they can be a more inclusive provision/group to children and young people with additional needs. So please complete the survey in the link below to ensure we connect and offer you training. Some of which will be free.

This survey will close Friday 12 August 2022

Barnados Disability Support & Inclusion Training Consultation - SurveyMonkey (external website)

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School's Out 2022 Events

Active East Riding - School's Out 2022

Join Endorphins For Family Day!

A fun-filled day for families and young people to socialise, play games together and make new friends!

It is also a great chance for parents and guardians to see how our Endorphins sessions run and ask any questions you may have.

Date: Saturday 27 August 2022

Time: 1-5pm

Cost: Free for all families and young people with SEND to attend

To book: email or call 0330 1332642



Pavillion, West Park, Goole DN14 6UU

Let's meet at West Park in Goole for a fun-filled afternoon of activities and games for all abilities in the fresh air.


Bridlington Spa, S Marine Dr, Bridlington YO15 3JH

Let's do part of the puffin trail together! Puffins Galore has arrived

42 artist decorated sculptures can been seen right along the coast from Bempton to Spurn Point, with a cheeky few migrating inland. Let's go and spot as many as we can! A full filled day for families and young people.

Inclusive Yoga Poster

Inclusive Yoga!

For young people aged 14-25 with additional needs and their families

Free trial classes at Oldroyds Corner, Woodmansey, Beverley

  • Monday 1 August - 1pm
  • Tuesday 2 August - 10am
  • Monday 8 August - 1pm
  • Tuesday 9 August - 10am

For bookings please contact:

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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) sessions

Holiday activities and food (HAF) sessions are free and include a meal each day for children and young people who attend schools in the East Riding and are eligible for benefits related free school meals.

HAF Summer 2022 SEND Programme (pdf 1mb)

"Beat the Heat" heatwave guidance

Please consider the following checklist to help identify suitable actions during a heatwave.

Beat the Heat checklist

FIND Summer Open Day

Find Day Services will be holding an Open Day on 20 August 2022 at our Cottingham site. This will be a great opportunity to come and find out what we do, meet some of the students who already come to Find and have a look around. This may be of particular interest to those who are at transition stage and wondering what their options are when they leave education.

There will be live music, stalls and information, workshops, food and drinks.

Date: Saturday 20 August 2022

Time: 11am to 3pm

Venue: 8 New Village Road, Cottingham, HU16 4LT

Phone: (01482) 870785




Endorphins Information Event

We are pleased to let you know that we have an information pop-up event in Beverley Library on Monday, 25 July 2022 at 10am until 1pm.

Parents/carers and families can come along and have a chat with us about our short-breaks for SEND Children and Young People (aged 8 to 25yrs) and learn about our wonderful weekend sessions, fun-packed school holiday provision and fantastic family days. We can support with registration if required and hand out information, including a free weekend session offer.

Please see the flyers below for further information.

Endorphins Generic Summer flyer
Endorphins Beverley Library events flyer
Parent Carer Survey icon

Parent Carer Survey

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and its partners would welcome the views of parents and carers who have accessed Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services for their children and young people aged 0-25 who have an East Riding address. Please use the links below to take part in the survey and read the cover letter from Cllr Victoria Aitken.

Complete the parent carer survey (external website)

Parent Carer Survey cover letter from Cllr Victoria Aitken (word 100kb)

Schools Out 2022!

If you are looking for something to do over the summer holidays then look no further. Schools Out provides a whole range of activities you can participate in at home and out and about in the community including links to the HAF activities. Get ready to learn, be fit and have fun!

Schools Out - Active East Riding Website (external website)

0-25 SEND Team Pop-up Pods Survey

Did you come along to one of the pop-up pods to meet members of the 0-25 SEND Team and access information?

Please complete our survey to let us knoe how we did:

East Riding Local Offer Pop-up Pod Survey (external website)

0-25 SEND Team Pop-up Pods - Withernsea

Are you wanting to know more information about how the 0-25 SEND Team can provide advice/information to families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities within the East Riding?

Come along to one of the pop-up pods to meet members of the 0-25 SEND Team and to access information including:

  • Support groups and services
  • Charities and grants
  • Local activities
  • Preparing for Adulthood (PFA)
  • Assistance on how to access FISH and the Local Offer
  • Signposting to local organisations

There is no need to book - please just turn up at one of our upcoming sessions:

Withernsea Children's Centre, Hull Road, HU19 2EQ
Monday 22 August
For more information about the pop-up pods, please contact Mark Frampton (0-25 SEND Team)
(01482) 394000 (option 6) or

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Results of the 0-25 team feedback survey April - June 2022

Please find attached below a report of the feedback from our recent survey. Thank you to everybody who completed it.

0-25 Feedback Report - April-June 2022 (pdf 118kb)


Endorphins summer group sessions

Please see attached below the leaflets detailing all of the Endorphins Super Star sessions in the East Riding - taking place in Beverley, Goole, Bridlington and Hedon over summer.

Endorphins are really pleased to announce that all of the sessions during this years' Summer Holidays are completely FREE of charge!

This is fantastic for parents, families and carers looking for short-break sessions and activities for their SEND Children and Young People this summer. Tasty food and Funky Friday activities are also included in our sessions.

To register or to book places, please follow this link:

Endorphins - events page

Events leaflets per venue

Endorphins Beverley Summer Events Flyer (pdf 69kb)

Endorphins Bridlington Summer Events Flyer (pdf 70kb)

Endorphins Goole Summer Events Flyer (pdf 68kb)

Endorphins Hedon Summer Events Flyer (pdf 69kb)

The first meeting of the East Riding Youth Council

If you're a young person and want to find out more about some of the things you can get involved in please attend our online Zoom meeting on Wednesday, 20th July, 6-8pm.

Please click on the flyer attached below and scan the QR code to attend!

East Riding Youth Council poster

East Riding Theatre - Summer Lift Off!

Do you want the opportunity to create and perform in a theatre, make new friends and have lots of fun this summer?

East Riding Theatre's Summer Schools are back and this year there is something for everyone!

We are offering week long courses for three different age groups:

  • Ages 7 - 11 years - Mon 1 Aug - Sat 6 Aug 2022
  • Ages 11 - 13 years - Mon 8 Aug - Sat 13 Aug 2022
  • Ages 14 - 19 years - Mon 15 Aug - Sat 20 Aug 2022

Young people will develop skills and improve their confidence in acting, movement, singing and even circus skills! No experience is necessary - just plenty of enthusiasm and a commitment to taking part, having lots of fun and making new friends.

This is a unique opportunity to take part in creating an original piece of theatre and performing it on a professional stage. This year's Summer Lift Offwill be led by director Mike Friend who has worked in performing arts education all his life. He was the founder and director of Performing Arts at Hurtwood House for 14 years, has directed national productions for Stagecoach and currently works at the Lyttelton Arts Factory in New Zealand. Mike has established an education programme that currently has over 140 students in music, theatre and dance. Mike has also had a long relationship with ERT and directed Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist and Sparrow.

Free Places available on application

Please contact

Non funded places are £90.

The ages 7 - 11 sessions are for children receiving free school meals and is fully funded by the department for Education and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

East Riding College are offering free Level 2 qualifications

East Riding College are offering a number of free Level 2 qualifications at the moment (distance learning) including Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (Distance Learning), Level 2 Understanding Specific Learning Disabilities (distance learning), NCFE CACHE Level 2 Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences and NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health (distance learning).

The full list is available on their website at:

East Riding College - Distance learning (external website)

Free Holiday Activities and Food for Children With SEND Entitled to Free School Meals

Thanks to East Riding of Yorkshire Council and The Department for Education we are able to offer the following FREE activities for children with SEND who are entitled to free school meals:

Creative Craft Workshops

Special Stars Foundation, 3rd Floor, Princes Quay

Thursday 28th July, 10:30am-12pm
Thursday 4th August, 10:30am-12pm
Thursday 25th August, 10:30am-12pm

William's Den Trips

William's Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, HU15 2LS

Monday 22nd August, 10am-3pm
Monday 29th August, 10am-3pm


Hollywood Bowl, Kingswood

Wednesday 27th July, 11am-1pm
Wednesday 3rd August, 11am-1pm
Wednesday 24th August, 11am-1pm
Wednesday 31st August, 11am-1pm

Sensory Room

Special Stars Foundation, 3rd Floor, Princes Quay

Free sessions available 7-days-a-week

All sessions include a free children's meal or a meal voucher

CALL TO BOOK (01482) 227657

Special Stars Flyer (pdf 1.3mb)

Footballerz Summer 2022 Fun Football Camps

To take place at Riverside School - Goole

Bookings are now open for children who receive Free School Meals. The camps are free to attend and a hot dinner is included.

For more information or to book your child's place please contact


Mondays - July 25, Augusts 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Tuesdays - July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Wednesdays - July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Thursdays - July 28, August, 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1
Fridays - July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2

Footballerz Summer 2022 Fun Football Camps

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF)

The summer holidays are nearly upon is so it's time to start thinking about how to keep our children and young people engaged over the 6-week period. Thanks to the Holiday Activities and Food fund families in receipt of free school meals can enjoy a range of fun and creative opportunities across the East Riding for free. There are a variety of activities on offer with new providers being granted funding every day... with the added bonus of a meal being included too for all participants!

To find out more, please sign-up to the newsletter

SEND Local Offer Bulletin

SEND Local Offer Bulletin - Edition 62 - 23 June 2022

You can view the latest SEND Bulletin below:

SEND Local Offer Bulletin - Edition 62 - 23 June 2022 (pdf 210kb)

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

Tel: (01482) 396469

SEND Local Offer Newsletter

SEND Local Offer Newsletter - Edition 7 - June 2022

You can view the latest SEND Newsletter below:

SEND Local Offer Newsletter - Edition 7 - June 2022 (pdf 40mb)

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

Tel: (01482) 396469

ENDORPHINS is being held at a shiny new venue in Goole!

We will be at the fantastic Riverside special school from Saturday 25th June and onwards.

This venue has a much more modern hall than the revive church we were at previously. It also a sensory room, soft play and huge outdoor areas that we have booked for our sessions

The new venue's address:

Riverside Special School
Ainsty Street, Goole,
East Yorkshire, DN14 5JS

Zoom Sessions - get involved!

There are a number of zoom sessions coming up in June and July for any young people in East Riding, who would like to get involved in shaping local services and work in regard to the following:

16 June, 6-8pm - Tackling Climate Change and Helping the Environment

Register in advance for this meeting on the Zoom website (external website)

21 June, 6-8pm - Being Safe, Staying Safe. Part of this year's Safeguarding Week, this session is for young people and it aims to raise awareness of risky behaviours, how to stay safe and seek help.

To register, please visit the Eventbrite website (external website)

28 June, 6-8pm - Improving mental health and emotional wellbeing for young people, this session will have a focus on support in schools and other educational settings

To join the meeting, please visit the Zoom website (external website)
Meeting ID: 832 3322 2133
Passcode: 370650

7th July, 5.30 - 7.30pm - Improving employment opportunities and training by developing an app for Logon Moveon - development phase. This is likely to be in person at the Brough Business Centre, Brough. Teatime refreshments will be provided and support with transport where possible will also be provided. If a young person would like to attend, please email

16th July, 1 - 4pm - Environmental Youth Summit

This will be in person at the University of Hull. Further details will be provided nearer the time. For more information, young people can email

CONIFAS research study

Get Involved: We're seeking parents and their children with ADHD to join fun packed workshops lasting 2 hours each (with shorter virtual workhops for parents).

Where: Barlow Common, Selby, YO8 8EZ. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and lunch provided.


Sessions for professionals only:

  • Discovery workshop: Friday 19 August 2022, 10am-12:30pm - in person (Barlow Common)
  • Co-design workshop: Friday 30 September 2022, 10am-12:30pm - in person (Barlow Common)

Sessions for children and parents/carers only:

  • Discovery workshop: Saturday 20 August 2022, 10:30am-12:30pm - in person (Barlow Common)
  • Co-design workshop: Saturday 1 October 2022, 10:30am-12:30pm - in person (Barlow Common)

Sessions for parents and carers only

  • Discovery workshop: Monday 22 August 2022, 4:30-6pm - held online, the meeting software that will be used is yet to be confirmed
  • Co-design workshop: Monday 3 October 2022, 4:30-6pm - held online, the meeting software that will be used is yet to be confirmed

Sessions for everyone:

  • Co-design workshop: Saturday 5 November 2022, 10am-12:30pm - in person (Barlow Common)

You will receive a £20 voucher for your time.

complete an expression of interest form on the Qualtrics website (external website). This will help us to discover new ways to use fun and nature to benefit children with ADHD!

To find out more or to receive the form another way please contact:

Leah Attwell,, 07790 892 045 Or Ellen Kinglsey,, 07870 992 859

FASP Update - 13 June 2022

We are pleased to be able to share that applications for the Freedom Activity Support Payment (FASP) will open for applications on Monday 13th June 2022.

We have completed development of our new online application form and this can be accessed below. For parents and carers who need support with the online application, the 0-25 SEND Team will be here via phone or email to provide assistance.

As previously shared, one major change with regards to this year’s FASP, as well as moving from a paper application process to a digital one, is that the entire FASP will be paid as one payment of £300 (or pro-rata if a young person turns 7 or 18 within the qualifying year). We are confident that this will enable us to run a streamlined service. This is a slight reduction from previous years and reflects the increasing popularity of the FASP and the growing numbers of successful applicants.

We want the FASP to be able to reach as many eligible children and young people as possible, and making this decision enables us to continue to provide this payment without having to add an additional limit on applicants. Applicants will still be asked to provide their feedback as part of our monitoring of payments but this will be done via a survey as opposed to a paper form, and this will be shared directly with all successful applicants later in the year.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible for the FASP in 2022, you must evidence that you and your child or young person meet the following criteria:

  • Has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Resides in the East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Is aged between 7 and 17 during the duration (or partly the duration) of the application window*
  • Is registered with Look Ahead, you can register on our look ahead page
  • Does not receive a direct payment, commissioned short break or overnight short break, including a stay in the residence, provided for by East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • The request must detail appropriate ways that this funding will be used to support access to social and leisure opportunities.

*Should your child turn 18 before the 31st March 2023 they will only receive a part payment based on the child’s date of birth.

*Should your child turn 7 after the 1st April 2022 but before the 31st March 2023, they will only receive a part payment based on the child’s date of birth (pro-rata from the date that they turned 7).

Below, you will find a guidance document for completing the FASP and an FAQ that answers some key questions.

Applications will be open until Friday 25th August 2022.

If you require any additional support, please contact the team on 01482 394000 (option 6) or via email at a team member will be in touch with you in due course.

Please note: we typically receive a higher volume of calls and emails during this time so we appreciate your patience if you are trying to contact us. We will ensure that no-one who is eligible misses out.

FASP - Guidance 2022 (pdf 478kb)

FASP - Guidance FAQ 2022 (pdf 257kb)

FASP Online Application form (external website)

Castaway Music Theatre

We are looking to consult with parents, carers and young people with SEND and additional needs in the Beverley area regarding local extra curricular provision.

We are currently running an evening music group at Linkage College and would like to expand on this offer in the area but need the input from the local community as to what they think is needed.

I would be grateful if you could please share our survey far and wide with your networks so that we can gain insight into need and demand. This is a survey designed for parents, carers, young people and their families to complete.

Although Castaway is an arts organisation we are looking to develop support in other areas (e.g. wellbeing) following the events of the last few years and the COVID 19 pandemic.

Castaway music theatre survey - Google Forms (external website)

We are hoping that you will be able to share this link via social media and/ or email. If there is a better way for us to help you share this with your parent/ carer/ young person networks please let me know. The link has already been shared on our social media.

Many thanks for your support with this and for helping to develop SEND provision in the future in the area.

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Will Quince MP - Letter to Local Authorities

Holiday Activities and Food programme - Summer 2022

I am writing to you to thank you and your colleagues for the invaluable support and hard work you have accomplished in delivering the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme this Easter Holiday...

Download the letter as a PDF below:

Will Quince MP - Letter to Local Authorities (pdf 136kb)

The signs and symptoms of trauma and how it can affect us

Poster provided in both English and Ukrainian.

Leaflet 1 - How trauma can affect you (English version) (pdf 274kb)

Leaflet 1 - How trauma can affect you (Ukrainian version) (pdf 262kb)

Would you like to be part of the SEND Information Group?

We are looking for new members to join our group of parent carers.

  • We meet monthly, sometimes face-to-face, sometimes virtually, to look at information about services for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • We act as a quality control function to ensure that information is comprehensible, accessible, accurate and up-to-date
  • We offer a relaxed, respectful environment
  • We are currently reviewing the parent carer survey and will be looking at the co-production charter amongst many other ongoing pieces of work.

If you are interested in joining us, or have any questions about the group, please contact Adele Simpson (SEND Communication and Partnership Manager), (01482) 394000.


East Riding of Yorkshire's Local Area Written Statement of Action (WSoA) for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) SEND Development and Improvement Journey

You can access the WSoA as a PDF below:

Written Statement of Action for SEND - March 2022 (pdf 2.3mb)