Local Offer Promotional Events and Workshops

Below is a list of some of the workshops, events and meetings the Essex Local Offer Team have attended to promote, gain feedback and review the Local Offer.

All Education SEND Staff Essex Local Offer Webinar – 6th December 2016
A webinar hosted by the Project Manager and Specialist Teacher editor of the Local Offer to promote the facilities and to get a service ELO lead for each SEND service

Essex Disability Sport & Physical Activity Forum – 27th February 2017
A forum hosted by Active Essex bringing together all sports based organisations in Essex to update/promote services including Essex Local Offer.

SEND Information Advice & Support Service Practical Workshop – 23rd March 2017
Promotional stall at SEND IASS event to promote Essex Local Offer to parents/carers attending workshops

Essex Local Offer South Quadrant Meeting – 24th May 2017
Meeting with parents/carers and professionals in the South area to gather feedback and suggestions for the Essex Local Offer website.

3 Foot People Festival – 27th June 2017
Promotional stall in collaboration with Councillor Stephanie Scott (champion for disabled children and adults) to promote Essex Local Offer to children, parents/carers and local services.

SEND Information Advice & Support Service Practical Workshop – 28th June 2017
Promotional stall at SEND IASS event to promote Essex Local Offer to parents/carers attending workshops.

It’s My Life Activity Day – 25th July 2017
Promotional stall at Children in Care in Essex event to promote Essex Local Offer to 8-12 year olds and their parents/carers.

Remembrance Square – 31st July 2017
Promotional stall outside Chelmsford Library to promote Essex Local Offer to Essex County Council staff and members of public including young people and their parents.

The Meadows Shopping Centre – 22nd August 2017
Promotional stall in retail shopping centre in Chelmsford to promote Essex Local Offer to members of public.

Essex County Council One News – 7th September 2017
News article in One News (internal website for ECC employees) promoting the Essex Local Offer as well as information on Co-production and the Essex Local Offer Facebook page.

Essex Mencap Information Marketplace – 21st September 2017
Promotional stall at local marketplace event to promote SEND IASS and Essex Local Offer to Parents/Carers and Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Essex Local Offer Promotional Stall in the Atrium

Multi-Schools Council – 21st September 2017
Participation in Multi-Schools Council meeting and promotion of Essex Local Offer to children and young people from special and mainstream schools across North East Essex.

Multi-Schools Council – 28th September 2017
Participation in Multi-Schools Council meeting and promotion of Essex Local Offer to children and young people from special and mainstream schools across Mid Essex.

Remembrance Square – 2nd October 2017
Promotional stall outside Chelmsford Library as part of the National Autistic Society Autism Hour, promoting the Essex Local Offer to Essex County Council staff and members of public including young people and their parents.

SENCO Conference – 3rd October 2017
Promotional stall at annual conference raising awareness of Essex Local Offer to SENCOs across Essex.

County Hall Atrium – 11th – 27th October
Promotional stall in main reception area to promote Essex Local Offer to Essex County Council staff and members of public including young people and their parents.

Multi-Schools Council – 12th October 2017
Participation in Multi-Schools Council meeting and promotion of Essex Local Offer to children and young people from special and mainstream schools across West Essex.

Essex Disability Sport & Physical Activity Forum – 18th October 2017
A forum hosted by Active Essex bringing together all sports based organisations in Essex to update/promote services including Essex Local Offer.

Social Care SEND Reform Workshops – 6th-23rd November 2017
Workshops hosted by Social Care and InterAct for Children’s Social Care Colleagues to learn more about SEND Reforms including person centred approaches as well as promoting the Essex Local Offer.

The Plume ‘Working Together for SEND’ Coffee Morning – 23rd November 2017
Promotional stall at The Plume School coffee morning for parents to meet with different SEND services and providers across Essex.

Multi-Schools Council Event – 25th January 2018
Participation in Multi-Schools Council event in Colchester and promotion of Essex Local Offer to children and young people from special and mainstream schools. Interactive workshops with children from various schools to collate suggestions and ideas for local services and encourage pictures/drawings to be included on the website.

Essex Family Forum Launch – 7th February 2018
Participation at Essex Parent Carer Forum (Essex Family Forum) launch and promotion of Essex Local Offer to parent carers.

Preparing for Adulthood Event – 14th March 2018
Promotional stall at PFA event in Basildon hosted by Essex County Council, in partnership with Essex parent carer groups, designed to empower parents and carers of young people with special educational needs, providing information and tools to make a positive progression into adult life.

Multi-Schools Council – 15th March 2018
Participation in Multi-Schools Council meeting and promotion of Essex Local Offer to children and young people from special and mainstream schools across North East Essex.

Preparing for Adulthood Event – 22nd March 2018
Promotional stall at PFA event in Colchester hosted by Essex County Council, in partnership with Essex parent carer groups, designed to empower parents and carers of young people with special educational needs, providing information and tools to make a positive progression into adult life.

Feedback gained from children and young people with SEND as well as their parent carers and professionals have helped develop the Essex Local Offer. More information about how the Essex Local Offer has changed and coproduced can be found on the Coproduction and Consultation page and the You Said, We Did page.