IASS E-Bulletin February 2020

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Wolverhampton Information, Advice, and Support




E-Bulletin February 2020            


EHCP booklet

EHCP Masterclass

We delivered our first EHCP masterclass of 2020 last week. It was good to see parents and professionals across education, health and social care coming together to find out more about Education, Health and Care plans. Thank you to all who attended.

We received really positive feedback

"Clear step by step guide which is useful for parents and professionals"

"Well delivered and a great use of examples to real life cases"

"Happy to attend, very useful infromation that I can share with professionals and families" 

Our next EHCP Masterclass is on Wednesday 11th March  6-8pm. 

Please see our website for details and to book your place via Eventbrite 


                               SEN Support

Free information session for parents, carers and professionals who have or work with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability

Find out how children and young people’s special educational needs are met in schools and settings.  SEN Support is for children and young people who do not have an Education, Health and Care plan.

The Graduated Approach

Thursday 13th February 9.30-11.30am

Please see our website for details and to book your place via Eventbrite


SEN Support

IASS Advisory Group

The first meeting of the Information, Advice and Support Service Advisory Group took place last month.  This group aims to support the delivery of  a high quality and effective Information, Advice and Support Service.  There is representation and excellent support from our partners across education, health, social care, the voluntary sector, parents and involvement from young people.  The Advisory Group will meet termly and ensure that the IASS in Wolverhampton continues to meet legal expectations and the needs of local families.  

We are very proud of the excellent partnerships we have in Wolverhampton and look forward to exciting times ahead for Wolverhampton IASS.


Can you help us please?

We would be very grateful if you could do the following:

IASS survey feedback

We are pleased to share feedback received from parents/carers and young people about their experience of the IASS. Click here to read our service feedback report.


IASS magazine

We are working on the next edition of our IASS magazine.  Please look out for it.  It is going to be full of useful and helpful information.  Past editions of our magazine can be found here.

Ambitious about Autism

 Right from the Start  

 A guide to  autism in the early years


Ambitious About Autism has published a free toolkit described as: 'a resource designed to help parents and carers of young children with autism to navigate their journey in the early years.' 

It can be downloaded here: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/right-from-the-start


Family Fund Info day

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   Voice4Parents, Wolverhampton's

parent carer forum is recruiting


V4P recruitment

#YES Youth Engagement Strategy

It was fantastic to be at the launch of the #YES (Youth Engagement Strategy).  It has been designed to help Wolverhampton’s children and young people reach their full potential.   

As a service, the IASS is signed up and ready to support children and young people to be the best versions of themselves by supporting them to identify their dreams and reaching their goals. Find out more by visiting  www.youthengagementstrategy.co.uk


Co-production has a very important place in the strategy, so it was great to see the  Co-production Charter also being launched at the event as we were part of the early stages of its journey.  

Lisa Colton, our Children and Young People’s Development Officer is looking forward to working with some of the young people that attended the event, in developing an Advisory Board for IASS.  If you are a young person or know a young person who would like to be involved please get in touch with Lisa Colton lisa.colton@wolverhampton.gov.uk


Please watch this video of Wolverhampton’s children and young people telling us what they want through a rap, it’s fantastic!

Give Us A Break

Sunday sessions and February half term activities

Give Us A Break Feb 2020

Click here to view Give Us A Break's half term activities

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Wildside Activity Centre

February Half-Term Activities

Click here to visit Wildside website and list of activities available


The Way holiday club Feb 2020


Newhampton Arts Centre has a number of fun activities during half term week, including "Story Box Toy Sculptures Workshop" and "Funky Foam Mono Printing Workshop"


Check out their website for more details.


Red Cross

Red Cross brings wheelchair loan service to City

The British Red Cross has worked with the City of Wolverhampton Council to help people in the city who need to borrow a wheelchair for a short period of time. 

It has opened a new mobility aids distribution point at the council-run leisure centre WV Active-Aldersley, through which people will be able to collect and return wheelchairs which they have borrowed on a short-term loan. 

The service is aimed at adults and children aged five and over who require a wheelchair because they are either recovering from an injury, illness or operation, or are awaiting long-term wheelchair provision. 

Two types of wheelchairs are available, self-propelled chairs and transit chairs which are pushed by someone else. Fully trained British Red Cross staff and volunteers are on hand to show people how to use the wheelchairs correctly. 

The Mobility Aids Service is available at WV Active-Aldersley every Monday from 10am to 1pm during which times people will be able to collect and return their equipment. People can book online at British Red Cross - Hire a wheelchair or call 0300 456 1914 and select Option 7 when prompted.  


Tettenhall Wood School Parent Carer Workshops

Spring Term 2020

For parents and carers of children with autism.

See flyer for details


Coffee and Chat

Tettenhall Wood School

Coffee mornings

For parents and carers of children with autism.

The next coffee morning is Friday 28th February 9.30-11.30

See flyer for more dates

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We send out the e-bulletin monthly around the first Monday of the month, so we would appreciate this being sent to us by the middle of the previous week.

Our next e-bulletin will be sent out around 2nd March so please send any inserts by 26th February.