Our Summer issue of NYPACT News is now available to download. Highlights include: Open Britain, North Yorkshire Safe Places, Family Fund, Learning Disabilities Nurse Service Become a NYPACT member and receive your FREE copy directly in your inbox.
The National Network of Parent Carer Forums is a network of over 150 Parent Carer Forums in England. Their website has a host of useful information, good practice guides, policies and resources for parents, carers and professionals.
NYPACT Membership is FREE for parents and professionals and helps us to keep in touch with parents and carers across North Yorkshire. Find out more and how to get your free Max card offering discounts on days out here.
Make sure that you know all there is to know about The Local Offer and how it affects you and your child. Find out more here.
Most of you will be aware that all NYPACT members are eligible for a Max Card. However... ... did you know that you can get up to 52% off Merlin attractions such as Alton Towers, Blackpool Tower, Legoland with the Max card. How to get the offer: Go to www.mymaxcard.co.uk…
The Contact Freephone helpline is an advice service for parents and family members caring for a disabled child. We also have a dedicated SEN (Special Educational Needs) service to advise families on any aspect of their children’s education. Freephone helpline 0808 808 3555 (9.30am-5pm Mon-Fri) e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.contact.org.uk
If you’re a carer and need support and information there are a range of carer support services across North Yorkshire: Hambleton & Richmondshire H&R Carers Centre t: 01609 780872 e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.hrcarers.org.uk Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale SR Carers Resource t: 01723 850155 e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.carersresource.net Selby Action for Children, Selby…
Tired Out, Family Fund’s new sleep support hub, is now live and ready to support parents and carers of disabled children with sleep issues. In 2013 Family Fund asked families from across the UK about how sleep difficulties affect them, leading to the issue of our publication of the report…
North Yorkshire County Council has provided funding to NYPACT so that we can offer MAX cards free of charge to our members, who can now access affordable days out. A Max card provides free or discounted access for up to 2 adult and 2 children at venues such as Yorvik,…
NYPACT representative – Helen Seth Presenters – Karl Podmore and Maggie Wood This workshop consisted of a short overview by the presenters and then discussion in small groups of 4 areas which was then fed back in brief summary to the group. It aimed to look at EHC plans from…
North Yorkshire County Council have published the first draft of the Local Offer. It is a "work in progress". It can be found here.
This article is a report from the NYCC Conference: The biggest change in special education in 30 years: Preparing for the Children and Families Act 2014. You can find more articles on the conference here. This workshop was run by a foster parent of children with SEN.The aim of the…
This article is a report from the NYCC Conference: The biggest change in special education in 30 years: Preparing for the Children and Families Act 2014. You can find more articles on the conference here. This workshop gave an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005I felt that the title…
This article is a report from the NYCC Conference: The biggest change in special education in 30 years: Preparing for the Children and Families Act 2014. You can find more articles on the conference here. This workshop was run by ‘Achievement for All’, a charity which has introduced key working…
The following information has been provided by NYCC as an update to what is happening in relation to the SEND reforms taking place due to the Children and Families Bill. The Children and Families Bill, going through Parliament at the moment, will simplify assessment and planning for children and families…
The Parent Partnership Service in North Yorkshire have begun an on-going engagement process about the provision of an Information, Advice, Support and Disagreement Resolution Service for families of children and young people with SEND. “North Yorkshire County Council is seeking parents' views about the future of the Parent Partnership Service…
The government is planning big changes to the way support is given to children with special educational needs (SEN) in England. The changes are in the children and families bill, which is going through the final stages of parliamentary process at the moment. The draft SEN code of practice has…
The SEND Local Offer will provide information for children, young people and their parents/carers in a single place, helping them to understand what services they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies. This is being introduced as part of the Children and Families Bill and will…

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