Do you care for someone aged 12-17?
If so, they’re now able to receive their FREE COVID-19 vaccine in south east London.
For new adventures and not missing out, getting the COVID-19 vaccine means young people can return to their ‘old normal’ as quickly as possible. Whatever the reason, encourage children and young people around you to get their vaccine. #DontMissYourVaccine
Charlton Chit Chat
Every Wednesday during term-time, parents/carers meet to chat, share ideas and information and discuss fundraising ideas.
Date: Every Wednesday (during term-time)
Venue: Trinity Community Centre, 265 Burrage Road SE18 7JW
All parent/carers welcomed, and if you wish to attend please contact Sara Johnson or if you wish to join the Whatsapp Group.
Local Offer Newsletter
Information for parents/carers and young people in Greenwich
Local Offer Newsletter – Issue 3 | November 2021
Kooth webinars for parents/carers
Kooth run regular information sessions aimed at parents/carers.
For more details and to register, please click here(opens in new tab).
Please do share this with any parents/carers you feel may be interested.
If parents/carers have any questions about Kooth they can email us at the following address:
FREE Cookery Clubs for Greenwich Residents
Eat well for less, meet new people, learn fresh skills!
Good Food Greenwich: We’re running FREE 5-week face to face cooking sessions showing you how to make small changes that can make a big difference to your health and your pocket!
Who can attend?
Anybody who lives or works in Greenwich can attend clubs that are open to the general public. For information on venues and times, these clubs run contact 0800 470 4831. There is no charge to participants.
Greenwich Parent Carer Participation Forum
© Carol Foyle, GPCPF
For all enquires and request please send to our admin email: email@example.com and we will pass on your emails.
Sahill Dodhia is our administrator working 7 hours a week, along with myself working p/t to support the forum’s development and provide support and information to the advisory group by undertaking project work and tasks as required.
If you want to make contact directly to the Chair:
Forum mobile number 07518439217
Simon will hold the forum mobile and can be contacted on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am -12noon every day .
Please note that the Forum’s Advisory Group are all parent volunteers. Please can we ask that all requests to attend meetings etc are between the hours of 10-2pm due to their caring responsibilities.
Parent Participation SEND
Greenwich Parent Carer Participation Forum (GPCPF)
Turning 16: Universal credit and SEN students
Presentation slides from Andy Campbell (Welfare Rights, Royal Borough of Greenwich). The slides contain links, information and contact details. Click on the image below to download or click HERE:
Special Needs Jungle
Ombudsman responds to our #ProvisionDenied report with news of a COVID team.
ParentMail connects schools and parents, so click on the logo to sign up and receive CPA texts.
Download the Microsoft Teams App to join annual reviews, home learning, meetings and workshops.
Brighter Futures Project
Brighter Futures are launching activity boxes that have been designed for young people and adults with learning disabilities.
The idea being the box will help to keep people connected during these unprecedented times and beyond. It’s free at the moment because the activities have been sponsored by Mind.
Registration details can be found on our publicity – link below:
Royal Borough of Greenwich
We’re seeking community spirited people to join a team of champions in helping to share key information and advice about coronavirus.
We have recently received fantastic news that Charlton Park Academy has been awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
The LPPA allows us to have a framework which enables us to deliver effective parental engagement in our school. This award showcases the work we do as well as help us to work more closely and more effectively with our parents/carers.
Parent/Carer Information and Events
Greenwich Parent Voice
Greenwich Parent Voice has chosen to stop being the official ‘parent forum’ for the borough of Greenwich.
After nearly ten years of running the group as volunteers, Jo and Viv are moving on to other pursuits.
- Read the full statement here: Greenwich Parent Voice – Farewell
Contact for families with disabled children
Text © Contact for families with disabled children
Our free parent workshops are now virtual – book your place today!
Our series of virtual workshops give parents the chance to share their experiences and learn from other parents too as part of a small group. They cover some of the topics you told us you are most concerned about including:
Money Matters: An overview of key benefits you might be entitled to like Disability Living Allowance and Carers Allowance, grants that are available and dispelling some of the myths around benefits.
Managing your child’s sleep: To help you gain a better understanding of the sleep processes, why sleep problems may occur and possible causes and solutions.
Encouraging Positive Behaviour: Helping you understand more about why children with additional needs behave the way they do alongside strategies for handling difficult situations in a calm, stress-free manner.
Wellbeing for you as a parent carer: To understand what stress is and how it affects you and identify new ways of coping with stress and reducing stress levels.
Booking details here:
COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Text © GOV.UK
Below is a link with translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu providing advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Helping Children to Think Critically
about Fake News and Prejudice
A course to increase your understanding of the challenges young people face with social media and false information, and to equip you with the confidence, skills and knowledge to effectively discuss misinformation and prejudice with children.
Free e-learning course for parents/carers:
ENROLL FOR FREE: elearning.equaliteach.co.uk
Housing Strategy 2017 – 2022:
Please click on the Mindfulness image below to view the powerpoint presentation
Archive Powerpoints from Parent/Carer Talks
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Emotional Wellbeing – Parent-session.pptx
- IPSEA: The Educational Rights of Young People aged 16-25 years old
- Housing Presentation from 10 March 2017 – Housing Options After College
- Sleep Workshop – presentation by Dr Dominique Newsome,
Specialist Clinical Psychologist
- Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health – Dr Dominique Newsome
Text © IPSEA website, January 2019
What to do if the LA takes away your EHC plan
When a local authority (“LA”) decides to take away, or end, an education, health and care (“EHC”) plan, this is called ‘ceasing to maintain’ the EHC plan. This means that the EHC plan will come to an end and the LA will no longer have the legal duty to ensure that the educational provision specified in the EHC plan is received by the child or young person.
Home to school travel assistance
The Royal Borough of Greenwich provides home to school travel assistance to school-aged children and young people who live in the borough. Post 16 students from low income families can also apply for financial support for travel to and from their place of education.