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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Stop It Now! For anyone who works with or cares for children and young people, it is crucial to understand a child’s vulnerability to sexual abuse and exploitation, both online and offline. That’s why our campaign encourages parents, carers and professionals to START having age-appropriate conversations with children and young people about personal boundaries, relationships and sex, to help keep them safe. And that’s why we’re
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SEN Newsletter – September 2021

Read the September issue of SENextra online here. Our regular digest of SEN matters. It’s a quick read and it’s free! In the September issue: School attendance Back to school anxiety in children Barnardo’s workbook We won’t be forgotten Age appropriateness Autism diagnosis Featured organisations The future of education Book reviews CPDs & Events Petition watch To read more, CLICK HERE

Take part in our Hungry Little Minds story trails

The National Literacy Trust has launched bespoke story trails in 12 local areas for families, carers and early years settings with children aged 2-5, as part of the Hungry Minds campaign. Children can head on an adventure around their local parks with the help of a story trail booklet, which includes a story written by children’s author Rebecca Lewis-Oakes and illustrated by Aaron Cushley. The story trails are a great way to develop children’s speech and language skills. ¬ FIND OUT MORE, CLICK
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Life Skills Pack – Summer 2

Fruit Pizzas! Hi everyone, here’s this half term’s Life Skills pack for children doing Life Skills in school. The recipe is Fruit Pizzas, fun to make and strangely addictive to eat! CLICK HERE for more information

Family workshops and events

Contact for families with disabled children run a range of fun workshops, information sessions and online events, where you can meet families like yours. For a full list of all of their forthcoming events, please click on the link below: ¬ TO VIEW THE EVENTS, CLICK HERE

Mental Health Minute

Every radio station in the UK has united today to play the 2021 Mental Health Minute – a message to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The radio roadblock at 10.59am on 14 May featured the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined by famous voices including David Beckham, Joanna Lumley and Dame Shirley Bassey urging the public to keep the conversation on mental health
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Fatherhood Newsletter – May 2021

Lockdown Fathers: the untold story What happened to Britain’s dads during the pandemic? Watch our new 3-minute campaign video – which launches today – to find out (oh yes, some of our ‘test viewers’ suggest having tissues handy, just in case). PLEASE help us get dads’ story heard, by sharing the video as widely as possible – ideally using the hashtag #timewithdad. FOR MORE, CLICK HERE

Oilycart present “Space to Be”

Once upon a time, there was you and me… Let your hands lead the way as they discover different textures and open up tiny universes. Oily Cart’s Space to Be is a sensory show that we send to your home. It’s been created for and with disabled young people (aged 0-18) who experience the world in a sensory way, and their families. You will unwrap the
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SEN Newsletter – May 2021

Timotay Playscapes Creating inspirational sensory playgrounds, outdoor spaces and playground equipment, providing nurturing, rehabilitating and inclusive environments. Using natural materials and creative thinking they offer unrivalled outdoor space solutions tailored to your needs. All products are manufactured in-house for quality and longevity. Sensory outdoor play solutions are also available to buy. Looking for funding, request your FREE funding guide. To read more, CLICK HERE

Life Skills Pack – Summer 1

Yoghurt Berry Ice Lollies Hi everyone, here’s this half term’s Life Skills pack for children doing Life Skills in school. The recipe is Yoghurt Berry Ice Lollies, fun to make and strangely addictive to eat! CLICK HERE for more information