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Send Parenting Offer


The ‘Grow with Me’ parenting offer in Tameside aims to provide inclusion for all regardless of culture, gender or disability etc. We recognise how important the role of parents and carers is, and how difficult that role can be without the knowledge of appropriate strategies that can be used to deal with everyday parenting challenges. The Parenting Team offers a variety of services to parent/ carers with children with SEND.

Parenting Support within SEND aims to:

•Promote understanding of children’s behaviour within the context of developmental issues
•Promote the development of parent/child relationship
•Increase confidence and self-esteem in both parents and children
•Give parents a strategy for repair when things go wrong
•Promote reflective, sensitive and effective parenting
Tameside Parenting Team also offers parenting clinics, where parent carers of children, including those with SEND will be able to book a one hour appointment with a parenting co-ordinator to discuss any difficulties they might be experiencing in understanding and managing their children’s behaviours.
We also offer the online version of the universal Understanding Your Child course free to Tameside parents. It's available on the 'In our place' website and the code parents need is SUNFLOWER. This course can be accessed at any time convenient to the parent/carer as a standalone course, or it might compliment the attendance of a group, workshop or clinic.

Please see the information below which provides more detail around SEND within parenting and crèche.
 

SEND in Crèche

 
In crèche we are committed to the inclusion of all children. We provide a positive and welcoming environment where children are supported according to their individual needs. Crèche workers are committed to work alongside parents, to enable us to help the child to develop to their full potential. All children have a right to a broad and well-balanced early learning environment. Crèche workers will work with any child who has a specific need and/or disability and make reasonable adjustments to enable them to make full use of the crèche facilities.
 

SEND offer for Incredible Years
 

The Incredible year’s is unpinned by exploring children’s behaviour, how this links to understanding their child’s individual temperaments and then adjusting their expectations to tune in to their child’s cues/needs.
The programme is delivered with all children in mind and is adapted throughout the course, considering temperament and children’s individual and additional needs.
For example: We spend time on the parents getting to know there child through play and incorporating coaching techniques to help support their children to build and develop their language and become school ready.  This is encouraged within a safe and informal environment, giving parent’s techniques of descriptive commenting rather than question asking, to help children who struggle, to learn differently.  Persistence coaching is encouraged to those parents who have children who are hyperactive, inattentive and lack in concentration (traits of ADHD).  This technique keeps those children engaged longer, staying focussed and likely to finish a task boosting their confidence and self- esteem.  Social coaching is encouraged to those parents who have anxious children and those with ASD traits to develop social skills again within the safety of play with parents and then extended to siblings and friends and then groups.  
We also look and adapt rewards systems, routines and how to deliver commands differently and looking at how to be more effective with behaviour management techniques and what will work and not work for some children.  These sessions will be tailored to individuals depending on their child’s needs that come though the assessment and referral process.  The Parent Group Leaders will highlight what is needed within group and on a 121 basis for those parents.

 

The Solihull Approach


Understanding your child course is a parenting group for parents with children from universal to complex needs and aged 0-18 years. It is based on the Solihull Approach model of containment, reciprocity and behaviour management and uses social learning theory in the design of the programme. The programme is evidence based and is fully inclusive regardless of need as its messages are adaptable to the families specific needs to promote positive outcomes for the family as a whole.

How does it work?
 
  • The Solihull Approach is based on the assumption that emotional containment is necessary for parents to understand their own behaviour and the behaviour of their child.
  • Parents learn strategies for containing their emotions and the emotions of their child. Parents also learn to respond reciprocally to their child’s needs.
  • In the short term, parents choose more effective parenting strategies and engage more positively with their child; children’s behaviour improves.
  • In the long term, parents are less anxious, children are at reduced risk of behavioural problems, do better at school and have a better relationship with their parents


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