Welcome to your Harrow Parent Carer Forum

Your Local Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)

Parent Carer Forum

What is a Parent Carer Forum?

A group of parents and carers of disabled children who work with local authorities, education, health Social care and other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families.

WHAT IS NEW IN HARROW?

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!

HARROW PARENTS 4 DISABLED CHILDREN (HP4DC)

IS NOW SIMPLY CALLED

HARROW PARENT FORUM (HPF)

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Consultation for a new ARMs Unit
at Belmont School

What are Additionally Resourced Mainstream Schools (ARMS) Units (also known as ‘Special Resourced Provision’ in Mainstream schools)

ARMS are schools which specialise in a particular area of learning need. Children in ARMS units usually have an Education, Health and Care Plan and are generally taught in smaller classes with a higher level of support than a normal mainstream school but will have opportunities to mix with children in the mainstream school.

The Local Authority commissions ARMS placements from schools.
Harrow Council is seeking your views on proposals to pilot a new provision at Belmont School to meet increasing demand in Harrow for children with special educational needs.

The proposal is to establish specialist provision at Belmont for pupils who have severe and complex learning difficulties with autism. The aim of the provision will be to develop a clear ethos throughout the whole school that promotes inclusion, high expectations and a commitment to improve outcomes for pupils with severe learning difficulties and/or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

How to respond

Harrow Council would like to hear your views and would ask that you complete the attached form and return it by Thursday 23 May 2019 to Belmont School.  Alternatively, the consultation is available to fill out online via Harrow Council’s consultation webpage https://consult.harrow.gov.uk/consult.ti

As part of this consultation, the governing body invites you to attend drop in session on 9 May 2019 at 3.45 pm where you can discuss and ask further questions about the proposal. If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact:
The Office at Belmont School via office@belmont.harrow.sch.uk

 Closing date 12 noon on Thursday 23 May 2019

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Transitions Coffee Morning- Friday 3rd May

In this coffee morning, we will be joined by Seth Mills – Head of Service, and his team (Specialist Learning Disability Care & CYAD) from Harrow Council. They want to talk to parents of young people aged 16 years plus about their experiences with moving on and into adult services. Join us and help shape services for the future of more families in Harrow. Visit our NEWS page for more information.


Cedars Inclusive and All-Ability Adventure Playground Project Update

We have been awarded some funding to start the first phase of installation of the playground!

Read about how far we have come with our vision for inclusive and accessible parks and open spaces for families with disabled children & young people in Harrow on our NEWS page. It will be the first of its kind in Harrow and we need your support finish building the dream. 


NEW HARROW LOTTERY IS LIVE!

Win up to £25,000 and support us too!

Visit Harrow Wins to find out how you can win up to £25,000 in the first ever lottery draw and support organisations in Harrow including the work of the forum and the playground project! Visit www.harrowwins.co.uk for more information on how you can support us by visiting our page at Special Needs Community CIC.

DON’T MISS THE FIRST EVER DRAW ON

SATURDAY 4TH MAY!

GOOD LUCK!


MEET YOUR HARROW PARENT CHAMPIONS

click here to read about the our new project to reach out more parents in mainstream schools: https://www.harrowparentforum.org/parent-champions/

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DID YOU MISS OUR INFORMATIVE IPSEA TRAINING DAY LAST MONTH?

Parents said:

“I just wanted to let you know that I found the IPSEA training on Friday extremely informative and interesting. I picked up lots of useful information and I was very pleased to have attended”.

and another said:

 “thank you once again for organising this INVALUABLE training! I feel empowered, enlightened and raring to go! I feel so lucky to have found you guys!”

Visit the IPSEA website for ongoing events and information on available resources: 

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/Pages/Category/service-overview

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DISCOVER THE NEW SHORT BREAKS PROVIDERS, visit www.harrow.gov.uk/shortbreaks or See our CARE page

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Sign up for our newsletter to find out about what is happening in Harrow

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Discover the support available with our NEW interactive map to the Harrow Local Offer below:

Harrow SEND Local Offer Services Map 2018

CLICK ON THE SERVICE TO GO TO THE DESIRED PAGE.

Harrow-SEND-Local-Offer-Services-Map-Updated-30th-November-2018