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Monthly Training for parents/carers

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

Monthly Training round up

To book training 

Autism Bedfordshire 

Email to book a place 

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum 

Membership is FREE and open to any family members or carers of any child or young adult with special educational needs or a disability, up to the age of 25 years and who live in or access services in Bedford Borough. To become a member, please complete their membership form here

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


Speech and language service

Visit their page by clicking here


Date and Time



Thursday 2nd November

10am to 12 noon

ONLINE Early Help Triple P Managing Fighting and Aggression for Parent/Carers of Children aged 3 to 12 year old


Thursday 2nd November

7pm to 9pm


ONLINE Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum Talking Teens

This session is being run by Supporting Links.

They will help you to learn about:

• Teenage brain development and how it affects a child with ASD/ADHD.

* Reducing conflict by learning how to respond effectively to difficult situations.

• Strengthening your parent/child relationship.

• How to agree with appropriate boundaries and teach risk assessment.

• Adapting our parenting approach to help our teens become independent adults.

* Where to access further help and support


Thursdays, 10am to 12pm 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th November; 7th December 2023

++FACE TO FACE++ Early Help who in charge 

Parents where their Child’s behaviour is especially challenging (violent or aggressive)

Monday 6th November

7pm to 8pm

ONLINE British Dyslexia Association Dyslexia Awareness For Secondary-Aged students


Dyslexia Awareness For Secondary-Aged Students webinar is aimed at educators and parents or carers of students at Secondary school.



Tuesday 7th November

9:30am to 11:30am

ONLINE Speech and Language services CATHS Early Language Users: A workshop for staff and parents


To book visit /


Tuesday 7th November

6:30pm to 8:30pm

ONLINE Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum EHCP Annual Reviews – What you need to know


This event is only for parent carers living in Bedford Borough.

This workshop will explain the legal framework relating to Education, Health and Care Plan Annual Reviews, what to expect and how to prepare for a successful annual review meeting.

We will look at ways to ensure that your child’s views and aspirations are central to the discussion. We will explain what should happen before and following the meeting and who has responsibility for the writing of reports following the meeting, how to seek additional information if necessary and explain any next steps you might wish to consider and hopefully bust some EHCP myths


Sat 11th, 18th, 25th November & 2nd and 9th of December

10am to 1pm

+++FACE TO FACE++++ Autism Bedfordshire A course for Pre-Diagnosed & Newly Diagnosed Families. Refus Centre Flitwick

£15 per household maximum of 2 people per household



Mondays, 7pm to 9pm 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th November; 4th & 11th December 2023

ONLINE Early Help Triple P Fearless

Parents or Carers of Children aged from 6yrs to 18yrs who have low to moderate levels of anxiety

 To register

Tuesday 14th November

10am to 12 noon

ONLINE Early Childcare Partnership Triple P Dealing with Disobedience for Parent/Carers of Children aged 3 to 12 year old

To book visit


Wednesday 15th November 7pm to 9pm

ONLINE Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum Teenagers, Hormones and Sleep

 Nickie Sutton from Peak Sleep, who has run several sleep courses for us in the past, is joining us online to talk about Teenagers, Hormones and Sleep, a one off session looking at how puberty affects sleep.

Thursday 16th November

10am to 12 noon

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


Wednesday 22nd November

6:30pm to 8pm

ONLINE Autism Bedfordshire Understanding the SEN process Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPS)

Thursday 23rd of November 10am to 1pm

ONLINE Autism Bedfordshire Autism & Sensory Processing

Monday 27th November 10am to 12 noon


++Face to Face++

Early Help Triple P Developing Good Bedtime Routine at Queens Park Neighbourhood Centre   for Parent/Carers of Children aged 3 to 12 year old to book visit

To book visit



Tuesday 28rd of November 10am to 1pm

ONLINE Autism Bedfordshire Autism & Demand Avoidance 

Wednesday 29 November 10am-3pm

FREE Online Witherslack group SEN Conference: The Future Of Our Children In A Changing World. To book visit Virtual SEN Conference: The Future Of Our Children In A Changing World (



Recording of the SEND Health Week Talks July 2023

Please click here to see the full range of recordings from the SEND Health week talks 

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 Speech and Language Training

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy service in Luton and Bedfordshire provide training opportunities for ALL children of ALL ages. Training opportunities are varied and provide staff working in Early Years, Primary and Secondary the skills to work with children at a Universal, Targeted and Specialist level. We are passionate about upskilling the workforce to support ALL children with their Speech, Language and Communication skills. In addition, many of our workshops are available for parents/carers to attend.

For more info click here

Online training from Cambridge Community Services you can watch any time

For sensory challenges (for parents/carers and professionals):

Planning wheels for sensory challenges (for young people, parents/carers and professionals):

ADHD Workshop (for parents/carers and professionals):

Behaviours That May Challenge - Workshop

ADHD New Diagnosis Workshop

Teenage Sleep Workshop

The Speech and Language service (SALT) have developed a series of videos which contain information on supporting a child’s communication needs within the home or educational settings.

Recovery college - FREE Online Prospectus for September to December 2023

Click to download it here.

Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College is part of the Bedfordshire Mental Health Academy which is a formal partnership with ELFT and the University of Bedfordshire.

The college is open to any adults who live or work in Bedfordshire and Luton.

Our courses and workshops focus on mental health wellbeing and recovery. They are delivered by people with lived experience and professional experience.

We promote a positive student experience based on the principles of recovery and the values of the University of Bedfordshire and ELFT.

  • Opportunity
  • Choice
  • Hope
  • The University of Bedfordshire strives to offer transformational educational change for people’s lives
  • East London Foundation Trust key values are:
    We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive.

All of our courses and workshops are free of charge.

Triple P Autumn Term Dates September to December 2023

Please click here to view the range of Triple P courses available across the  Autumn Term 2023