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Training for parents/carers

Following feedback we now provide a monthly round up of all training available for SEND parents/carers in Bedford Borough.

Round up of Training available in January 2023

To book training for 

Autism Bedfordshire - Visit their training page by clicking here

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum - Visit their event page on their website by clicking here 

Carers in Beds - visit their what's on calendar by click here then click on the date and time 

Early Help Triple P Training - Email please make the subject the date time and title of the course 

Thursday 5th January to Thursday 9th February 7-9pm

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum – ADHD Wise


Monday 12th of January 10am to 12 noon

Early Help - Dealing with Disobedience for Parent/Carers of Children aged 3 to 12 year old


Friday 13th January 10am to 11:30am   


Carers in Beds - Ask the Autism/ADHD expert


Tuesday 17th January - 10am (Online)

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum - Autism and Social Anxiety


Wednesday 18th January - 10am (Online)

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum -

Emotionally Based School Avoidance


Thursday 19th January 2023 1pm-3pm 



Early Help - Coping with Teenage Emotions for parents and carers of children aged 12yrs and above


Wednesday 25th January - 7-9pm (online)


Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum

Clinical Psychologist - Open Discussion


Varied times from Monday 30th of January to Friday 3rd of February

Autism Bedfordshire – Children’s Services Online Conference 2023


Monday 30th January - 7.30pm (Online)

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum -

Stress and Anxiety in ASD and ADHD


Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College

The 2023 Winter Versison  (Jan to Match 2023 ) Prospectus is out now.

Click to download here: The latest prospectus.

BLMK SEND eLearning for Parents and Practitioners

Bedford Borough Council and Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum have worked with partners from across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes to coproduce a set of 3 eLearning modules where you can learn more about SEND and the Childrens and Families Act 2014.

You can access the training through clicking here . You will need to register as a new user to be able to access the training. For many of the registration questions parents can simply answer N/A.

The below video gives an introduction to what to expect from this eLearning



ONLINE Council for Disabled Children level 1 and 2 SEND basic awareness training (Certificate available)

The Council for Disabiled Children is delighted to announce the launch of their SEND Basic Awareness e-learning course. This freely available, self-guided e-learningwill improve people  knowledge and understanding of:

  • the Children and Families Act,
  • the SEND Code of Practice,
  • the Local Offer,
  • the graduated approach

Level 1 link -  Level 1: SEND Basic Awareness | Council for Disabled Children

Level 2 link - Level 2: SEND Basic Awareness | Council for Disabled Children

ONLINE Parent/Carer Module An Introduction to Speech and Language Communication