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RIASS Newsletter - Dec 2020

Welcome to our December newsletter. As we count down to the end of a term that has sent so many challenges for both parents and schools, we hope that the next term improves for everyone and that you have a happy holiday with time for all to recharge and relax.

A reminder that RIASS closes for 2 weeks over the Christmas holidays. This year the service will be closed from Monday 21st December until Monday 4th January.

For any urgent queries please contact the following organisations.

In This Issue

  • Free online training for parent/carers from SEaTSS and Early Years LBR  - What sessions do you need?
  • Covid Winter Grant
  • RIASS Parent Training sessions
  • Contact’s new parent workshops available now
  • Facemask exempt badges

FREE Online Training for Parents/ Carers from SEaTSS & Early Years    

Redbridge SEaTSS and Early Years are building new online training packages that start in the New Year 2021. They would like to hear what you need, and what you are interested in. Please take 3 mins to complete this simple online form. We are interested to hear from all parents/carers of children and young people aged 0-25yrs who have SEND. They will be in touch in January, with an online programme of activities and courses and we look forward to hearing from you.

COVID Winter Grant

If you are struggling to buy food other essentials don’t hesitate to contact us, as there are funds available to ensure that every child is able to be warm and fed this winter. Please contact the FiND team for more information or to apply for a COVID Winter Grant. 

RIASS Parent Training Sessions

After the successful parent sessions during the summer and last month. We are pleased to be able to offer a rolling timetable. All session will be held on Zoom and will be up to 2 hours long. Please email riass@redbridge.gov.uk to book a slot.

Annual Reviews

  • Fri 12th Feb 2021 – 12pm
  • Wed 17th March 2021 – 10am

Getting the Most out of Meetings

  • Wed 13th Jan 2021 - 10am
  • Thurs 25th March 2021 - 10am

Choosing a School – LBR Team & RIASS

  • Thurs 4th Feb 2021 - 12pm

What is an EHCP

  • Fri 8th Jan 2021 – 10am
  • Wed 27th Jan – 7pm Evening Session
  • Wed 24th Feb – 12pm
  • Mon 15th March 2021 - 10am

Family Workshops from Contact

Contact are delivering online family workshops on a range of topics

  • Money Matters
  • Encouraging positive behaviour in children
  • Wellbeing for parent/carers of children with additional needs
  • Helping your child sleep
  • Support for speech and language

    Book now via Eventbrite

Facemask Exempt Badges

Euan's Guide are providing badges and cards for disabled people that can't wear a mask or face covering. 
The purpose is to help you to indicate to other people that you are exempt. Make sure to double check the Government Guidance to determine whether you are exempt.