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Local Offer Promotion: June 2016 - May 2017

May 2017

  • 02/05/2017 - Children’s and Maternity Commissioning meeting to feedback all comments and feedback received from children and young people with send and their families and gain a response from commissioners to publish in Local Offer annual report 16/17 Douglas Mill Bradford

  • 03/05/2017 - Post 16, Preparing for Adulthood and Transition meeting to create visual pathways as requested from parent/carers and young people with Special educational needs and disability

  • 05/05/17 - Dragon Boat Youth Championship event at Saltaire - Promoting Local Offer and gaining feedback

  • 16/05/17 - Shipley College Special educational needs and disability Moving on event for young people and their parent carers - Promoted Local Offer at Shipley College​​​​​​

  • 19/05/17 - SEND Summer activities information event at Cornerstones Cottingley - Promote Local Offer and gain feedback

April 2017

  • 12/04/2017 - Easter family fun day for children with disabilities and their families at Nell Bank - Promote Local Offer and gaining feedback

  • ​​​​​​​27/04/2017 - Martin House Hospice meeting about provisions the service provides for families with Special educational needs and disability to be included and published on the Local Offer

March 2017

  • 07/03/2017 - SEND Family Fund Information & Support Day for parent/carers - Promoted Local Offer at Midland Hotel Bradford ​​​​​​​

  • 10/03/2017 - Bradford and district Colleges & Further education Special educational needs and disability focus local Offer meeting - Promoting the Local Offer and partnerships working together to benefit families with Special educational needs and disability ​​​​​​​

  • 10/03/2017 - Children/young people and their parent carers Local Offer focus review and development consultation workshop at Airedale & Wharfedale Autism Resource (AWARE)​​​​​​​

  • 13/03/2017 - Open Objects software presentation and costs delivered to strategic manager and leads of services about how the software can develop the Local Offer things to do section, Families Information Service directory and Early Help within the council to consider for commissioning subject to costs.​​​​​​​

  • 15/03/2017 - SEND Early Years update presentation and workshop for service providers (education health and care) - Presented Local Offer and promoted via a stall at the even

​​​​​​​Feb 2017

  • 01/02/2017 - Special educational needs and disability Information and support drop in at Ben Rhydding Primary School-Promoted Local Offer​​​​​​​

  • 25/02/2017 - Short Breaks Good Practise meeting with service providers at Bradford SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service)​​​​​​​

  • 25/02/2017 - West Yorkshire Local Offer Peer Support Meeting​​​​​​​

  • 26/02/2017 - Created with service leads the new “Early Help” referral service for families to use (as requested by parent/carers) and published on Local Offer website  ​​​​​​​

  • 01/02/2017 - Communications team meeting to produce the Facebook advert about the Local Offer​​​​​​​

  • 02/02/2017 - Connect to support (C2S) meeting about care and support services tool available for young people and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities​​​​​​​

  • 09/02/2017 - Communications team meeting to produce a Local Offer news item for the Disabled Children’s Information Service (DCIS) Newsletter​​​​​​​

  • 10/02/2017 - Parent/carers and service providers Local Offer Focus review and development consultation/workshop​​​​​​​

  • 10/02/2017 - Local Offer peer support conference call to Leeds Council Local Offer, regarding Bradford’s effective marketing and advertising strategies​​​​​​​

  • 16/02/2017 - Children and young people Local Offer focus review and development consultation workshop at Culture Fusion Befrienders​​​​​​​

  • 17/02/2017 - Local Offer promotion and feedback gained at School of Rock & Media (SORM) social enterprise meeting with service providers and young people​​​​​​​

  • 18/02/2017 - Local Offer promotion and feedback gained at Equality Together Forum with young people​​​​​​​

  • 23/02/2017 - Disabled go accessibility venue links added to all things to do venues in the accredited Families Information Service Directory​​​​​​​

  • 24/02/2017 - Communications team meeting to use Bradford Council Special educational needs and disability social media to promote the Local Offer and upload Special educational needs and disability videos

Jan 2017

  • 04/01/2017 - Alhambra Peter Pan competition tickets awarded to the winner and all involved in the Local Offer survey was thanked for their contribution​​​​​​​

  • 09/01/2017 - Supported PFBA in complying a list for their users who requested a paper format of support services for people with Special educational needs and disability​​​​​​​

  • 11/01/2017 - Meeting with communications team – Local Offer Marketing and advertising new Zfold leaflet and Facebook advert for the Local Offer​​​​​​​

  • 11/01/2017 - Bradford SENDIASS Young people’s service meeting to gain to review Local Offer & feedback​​​​​​​

  • 18/01/2017 - Open Objects software initial meeting re the software outcomes and possible commissioning services to improve the Local Offer things to do section within the council​​​​​​​

  • 18/01/2017 - EHCP Survey posted on Bradford council Special educational needs and disability social media to promote and gain feedback about the Education Health and Care Process​​​​​​​

  • 19/01/2017 - Strategic SEND & Behaviour Partnership meeting to present the Local Offer, review and developments with service leads and commissioners​​​​​​​

  • 20/01/17 - Created with lead services the new “Are you worried about your child’s Behaviour” visual pathway, as requested by Parent/Carers and then shared /published on the Local Offer for families to use

Dec 2016

  • LO Website and social media within the Bradford Communications team promoted the Local Offer to gain feedback via a survey competition held in a chance to win Peter Pan Alhambra Tickets to co-produce and develop Bradford’s Local Offer.​​​​​​​

  • Big City Screen in Bradford Centenary square - Promoted Local Offer using the Local Offer introductory video viewing to parent/carers, children and young people.

Nov 2016

  • 04/11/16 - Employee Service Excellence Award - Awarded to Sarah Pawson for Bradford’s Local Offer development ​​​​​​

  • 11/11/16 - Local Offer website service providers content updated and published ​​​​​​​

  • 25/11/2016 - Looking after parent carers event parents and carers - Promoting Local Offer at PFBA Carlisle Business Centre Bradford

Oct 2016

  • 11/10/2016 - Transforming Care event at PFBA with Parent/carers and service providers - Promoted Local Offer ​​​​​​​

  • 12/10/2016 - Preparing for adulthood workshop-Designing study programme and developing services - Develop the Local Offer information and content​​​​​​​

  • 17/10/2016 - Education Health Care Process and planning (EHCP) parent/carer, children and young people and professionals Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool Survey published on Local Offer for people to complete online to enable Bradford Council EHCP developments ​​​​​​​

  • 19/10/16 - Why do children die in Bradford Safeguarding Board and Public Health-Promoted Local Offer and developing Local Offer in terms of safeguarding and bereavement services?​​​​​​​

  • 25/10/2016 - PFBA Supporting Carers Event - Promoted LO​​​​​​

  • 31/10/16 - 27/11/16 - Local Offer Radio advertisement aired on Pulse Radio​​​​​​​

  • 31/10/16 - 27/11/16 - Local Offer Bus Banners advertised and displayed on local community Bradford District buses

Sept 2016

  • 08/09/16 - Keighley Additional Needs (KAN) Group meeting with Parent/Carers​​​​​​​

  • 14/09/16 - Local Offer focus Workshop feedback group with parent/carers at Parents Forum Bradford & Airedale (PFBA) about proposed Personal Education Budgets page on Local Offer website​​​​​​​

  • 15/09/2016 - LOVE Bradford Event in Centenary Square - Promoting Local Offer 15/09/16 Inc. on the Big City Screen​​​​​​

  • 16/09/2016 - Behaviour Support Services meeting - Developing behaviour support content on LO ​​​​​​​

  • 21/09/2016 - Public Forum for Education-How outstanding teachers manage behaviour-promoting Local Offer and developing behaviour content on Local Offer ​​​​​​​

  • 22/09/2016 - Local Offer Focus workshop feedback group with Parent/carers at PFBA about developing Transition information on the Local Offer ​​​​​​​

  • 27/09/2016 - Barnardo's Bradford Special Education Needs Information Advice Support Services (SENDIASS) new service name - Launch and networking with parent/carers and service providers ​​​​​​​

  • 29/09/2016 - Specialist Short Breaks Meeting - Developing the Specialist Short Break information and content on the LO website

Aug 2016

  • LO Introduction video displayed in the summer holidays on the Centenary Square Big Screen - All Summer​​​​​​​

  • 05/08/2016 - Education Health and Care services content and updates requested for Local Offer (LO) website ​​​​​​​

  • 18/08/2016 - Information, Advice, Support Services Inc. Advocacy, Independent, Voluntary, Charity, Trusts content and updates requested for Local Offer website​​​​​​​

  • 19/08/2016 - IT Development meeting for LO Website and LO social media​​​​​​​

  • 24/08/2016 - Families Information Service meeting-Partnership working and LO Developments/promotion through FIS​​​​​​​

  • 26/08/2016 - West Yorkshire Local Offer Peer Support Meeting​​​​​​​

  • 31/08/2016 - Nell Bank Community Disability Play Day Event Parent/Carers with children and young people 0-25years with SEND

July 2016

  • 06/07/2016 - Beckfoot Upper Heaton Academy - Special educational needs and disability Workshop for Bradford District Schools-SEN Teaching Assistants and SENCO's - Promoted Bradford Local Offer and gained feedback ​​​​​​​

  • 07/07/2016 - Specialist Short Breaks SEND - Meeting to gain information to publish on the Local Offer website about Special educational needs and disability specialist services short breaks ​​​​​​​

  • 14/07/16 - Bradford Council Web Support Team - Meeting to discuss key stakeholders feedback about developments to the Local Offer website ​​​​​​

  • 15/07/16 - Parent Forum Bradford and Airedale - "What’s on in Summer" SEN information event for parents and carers Cornerstones Bingley

June 2016

  • 01/06/16 - Visit Bradford, DisabledGo and What’s on Bradford - Meeting to discuss the events search tool development on the Local Offer website by working in partnership ​​​​​​​

  • 15/06/16 - West Yorkshire Local Offer Peer Support - Group meeting

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