20th April 2020
Support for children with SEND during Lockdown
Suffolk Parent Carer Network (SPCN) - Family Support boxes
Please note the SPCN team are sending out family support boxes for children/young people with any additional need and/or disability, (diagnosed or not) and their siblings. These also contain information for parents and carers about how to support children and young people and other support organisations that are available. The boxes are personalised to each family and can contain a range of items and are available free to any parent/carer/guardian/foster carer who are members of SPCN. If you are interested and feel you are eligible please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the request. SPCN are accepting new members who will then be able to ask for the free family support box. Boxes may include:
• Colouring/puzzle books for children and young people
• Colouring books for adults
• Stress balls
• Pots of bubbles
• Sensory bags
To be eligible for membership you must live in Suffolk or receive services from Suffolk and be a parent carer/foster carer/guardian of a child/young person aged 0-25 with any additional need and/or disability (diagnosed or not). This is not limited to those with an EHCP or on SEN Support. You can sign up for membership quickly and easily at the following link: https://spcn.org.uk/contacts/have-your-say/
Family support page and pack
SPCN have also created a page on their website dedicated to parent/carer support and this includes a regularly updated SPCN support pack containing local and national support organisations and online resources for parents and carers. This is available to download or be posted out in a printed format.
SPCN – Parent/Carer Support
Parent and carers can contact SPCN by emailing email@example.com, private messaging on their social media @suffolkpcn or calling them on 07341 126455.
Thank you for your continued support.
Assistant Teacher / SENDCo