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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.

Riding the Rapids 

A ten week course for parents and carers of Neurodivergent children and Young People. Parents/Carers can attend if their CYP has a diagnosis, is on the pathway or has a significant learning need or disability. 

The course aims to help parents/carers understand their children, supports them to make environmental changes and support both the child and parent’s wellbeing. 


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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