Saying goodbye to Eve

head and shoulders of PInpoint employeeWe’re saying a sad farewell to long time team member Eve Redgrave, who is leaving Pinpoint at the end of next week to take up a new role with the county council as team co-ordinator in the Children & Safeguarding Business Support service – helping looked after children.  Continue reading “Saying goodbye to Eve”

Transitions event with Contact

Guests at transitions event run by Pinpoint and Contact

Pinpoint joined forces with UK charity Contact for a transitions-themed information session at Huntingdon – offering advice on mental capacity, PIP benefit and wills and trusts.

Our speakers were Dawn Stilwell, senior parent adviser for Contact for the East of England, Caroline Barrett from Irwin Mitchell and Nick Thexton from Town & Country Law.  Continue reading “Transitions event with Contact”

Written evidence submitted to SEND Inquiry

Thank you to parents who took part in our survey asking for written evidence for the Commons  Inquiry about support for children and young people with SEND.

The Commons Education Committee is reviewing the 2014 SEND reforms, how they have been implemented and what impact they are having in meeting the challenges faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Pinpoint collated responses from Cambridgeshire parent carers in an online survey and has fedback about  assessments, the transition from statements/LDAs to EHCPs, how education, health and social care services are co-operating and  provision for 19-25 year olds.

Read Pinpoint’s submission to the inquiry 

Join the quiet openings focus group at the Fitz

The eight University of Cambridge museums are setting up a series of quiet openings aimed at children (under 16) who have autism and other needs, along with their families, carers and siblings.

And they would like to recruit parent carers for a focus group on Tuesday June 5, 2-3pm at the Fitzwilliam Museum, to hear ideas and comments on our plans to ensure our quiet openings give the best possible experience for your child and family.

Continue reading “Join the quiet openings focus group at the Fitz”

Esther’s top tips for communicating with parents

Parents Esther Harris and Sarah Conboy (Pinpoint CEO) told their family stories to Cambridgeshire SEND Service staff today – at a service development day at Wood Green.

They spoke about the parent perspective to the SEND teams’ work and both highlighted the importance of communications in helping families with children or young people with additional needs or disabilities. Continue reading “Esther’s top tips for communicating with parents”