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Training for parents/carers

Following feedback that parents/carers wanted to have one place which listed all the training available to them, we are pleased to launch our new monthly training page on the Local Offer.

This page will be regularly updated as we become aware of more training available so do keep coming back to check for updates. Please contact us  if you are aware of any training that you feel should be included on this page 

 

Overview of Training available for parent/carers in May please see each organisation tab for further details

Friday 6th May 2022 

10am to 12 noon

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

Wednesday 11th of May

10am to 12 noon

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

Wednesday 11th May 

7pm

BBPCF - Parent Training from the Educational Psychology Team

Wednesday 11th May 

7pm

BBPCF -The Graduated Response/SEND Support

Friday 13th May 

10am

BBPCF - Parent Training from the Educational Psychology Team

Monday 16th May

6:30 to 9pm

Autism Beds - The First Steps to Supporting a Child with Autism Spectrum Conditions £5 per person

Tuesday 17th May

7-9pm

BBPCF - Parental Request EHCP

Thursday 19th May

3:30pm to 5:30pm 

Early Help - Reducing Family Conflict for parents/carers aged 12 year and older

Thursday 19th May

7pm to 9pm

Early Help -  Coping With Teenage Emotions for Parents/Carers of Children aged 12 year and older

Tuesday 24th May 

7-9pm

BBPCF - Effective Communication in Meetings

Thursday 26th May 

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Carers in Beds - Managing Challenging Behaviour, Yvonne Newbold MBE

Autism Bedfordshire

First Steps: Parenting a child with Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Monday 16th May 6:30 to 9pm 

Cost £5 per person

Autism Bedfordshire host a relaxed workshop for parents/carers of children who are undiagnosed, newly diagnosed or going through the diagnostic process. This sessions will consist of a 60 minute talk on Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), for newly diagnosed families, followed by an opportunity to meet other parents and carers and look at information around local support and services. 

Contact Autism Bedfordshire on 01234 214871 or email enquires@autismbedfordshire.org to book 

Bedford Borough Early Help Team

10am to 12 noon 6th May 2022 - Managing Fighting and Aggression for Parent/Carers of Children aged 3 to 12 year old

What is the online workshop about?

The managing fighting and aggression online workshop is a two hour stand alone workshop where you will meet other parents experiencing similar issues. You will receive lots of positive tips and strategies proven to work with all families. These group sessions will be relaxed and informal; you can contribute as much or as little as you want. We will watch some video clips of common parenting issues, have a chat about these, share some tips and ideas and you choose the strategies you feel with work with your family. 

Questions

If you have any questions please contact Martyn.Lee@bedford.gov.uk or on 01234 276147

How do I book?

To book email Triplep@bedford.gov.uk 

Cost

All Triple P courses are free 


Wednesday 11th of May 10am to 12 noon - Dealing with Disobedience for Parent/Carers of Children aged 3 to 12 year old

What is the online workshop about?

The dealing with disobedience workshop is a two hour stand alone workshop where you will meet other parents experiencing similar issues. You will receive lots of positive tips and strategies proven to work with all families. These group sessions will be relaxed and informal; you can contribute as much or as little as you want. We will watch some video clips of common parenting issues, have a chat about these, share some tips and ideas and you choose the strategies you feel with work with your family.

Questions

If you have any questions please contact Martyn.Lee@bedford.gov.uk or on 01234 276147

How do I book?

To book email Triplep@bedford.gov.uk 

Cost

All Triple P courses are free 


3:30pm to 5:30pm 19th May - Reducing Family Conflict for parents/carers aged 12 year and older

What is the online workshop about?

This workshop lasts two hour usually there will be between a small grouo of parents/carers who want tips on how to reduce conflict in the home . The tips and strategies been proven to work with families. The workshop will be relaxed and informal; you can talk as much or as little as you want. We will watch some video clips of common parenting issues, have a chat about these, share some tips and ideas and you will choose the strategies you feel will work for your family. You will get a workbook to bring home.

Questions

If you have any questions please contact Martyn.Lee@bedford.gov.uk or on 01234 276147

How do I book?

To book email Triplep@bedford.gov.uk 

Cost

All Triple P courses are free 


7pm to 9pm 19th May - Coping With Teenage Emotions for Parents/Carers of Children aged 12 year and older

So what is this online  workshop all about?


The ‘coping with teenagers emotions’ workshop lasts two hours , usually there will be a group of  other parents . This workshop gives some practical suggestions to help you teach your teenager how to manage their emotions & how to manage any problems. The tips and strategies have been proven to work with families. The workshop will be relaxed and informal; you can talk as much or as little as you want. We will watch some video clips of common parenting issues. Have a chat about these, share some tips and ideas and you will choose the strategies you feel will work for your family. 

What is the online workshop about?

The dealing with disobedience workshop is a two hour stand alone workshop where you will meet other parents experiencing similar issues. You will receive lots of positive tips and strategies proven to work with all families. These group sessions will be relaxed and informal; you can contribute as much or as little as you want. We will watch some video clips of common parenting issues, have a chat about these, share some tips and ideas and you choose the strategies you feel with work with your family.

Questions

If you have any questions please contact Martyn.Lee@bedford.gov.uk or on 01234 276147

How do I book?

To book email Triplep@bedford.gov.uk 

Cost

All Triple P courses are free 

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum

The below training is FREE of charge for members of the foum. To join which is FREE please complete a membership form by clicking here 

Parent Training from the Educational Psychology Team

Wednesday 11th May - 7pm

Educational Psychology Assessments - what do they do? How are they delivered? When are they undertaken?

Aneta, from Bedford's Educational Psychology team, will help us learn all about the tests and how they help us understand how best to help a child or young person, including learning difficulties and what they actually are.

Book your place here 


The Graduated Response/SEND Support

Thursday 12th May - 7pm

Neurodiversity Networks will be joining us to run a workshop around the Graduated Response/SEND Support.

 

Where a pupil is identified of having SEND, schools should take action to remove barriers to learning and put special provisions in place.

This is done through the 'assess, plan, do' review process, also known as the graduated approach.

Come along to our session to hear what the 'assess, plan, do' review process involves and how this can support your child in this setting.

Book your place


Parent Training from the Educational Psychology Team

Friday 13th May - 10am

 

Educational Psychology Assessments - what do they do? How are they delivered? When are they undertaken?

 

Aneta, from Bedford's Educational Psychology team, will help us learn all about the tests and how they help us understand how best to help a child or young person, including learning difficulties and what they actually are.

Book your place


Parental Request EHCP

Tuesday 17th May - 7-9pm

How to successfully apply for an Education and Health Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) to determine the need for an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP)

Have you heard the following??

· Your child is too clever

· Your child won’t get one

· We need to evidence three terms of support

· We already give your child all the support they will get

· What benefit do you think an EHCP will give?

 

The only legal test for determining if a child requires an EHCNA is that the child has or may have SEN.

We will talk you through how the process works and what is needed to submit a parental request to your Local Authority for a needs assessment and take the fear and uncertainty out of the process for you.

Book your place


Effective Communication in Meetings

Tuesday 24th May - 7-9pm

Parents are allowed to be emotional about their children but… the benefits of ensuring everyone involved in supporting a child has their dignity upheld is paramount.

 

Jannine from Neurodiversity Networks CIC and Louise from Define Fine will assist you to ensure your points are put forward in an authoritative and appropriate way. This will take in to account your emotions as a parent whilst making sure everyone is solution focused in the direction of your child.

Book your place

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

 

 

Carers in Beds

Managing Challenging Behaviour, Yvonne Newbold MBE

26 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We are delighted to offer this online talk from Yvonne Newbold, MBE.

Yvonne is a mother and author and founder of The SEND VCB Project (Violent Childhood Behaviour in children with Additional Needs) and will give her insights into Managing Challenging Behaviour.

 

Sign me up for the Managing Challenging Behaviour  talk.  You will be emailed the Zoom link.

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