Hi, my name is Caroline Fishbourne and I am the Family Link Worker at Seashell Trust. I work across site with Royal School Manchester, Royal College Manchester and our Children and Young People’s Care provision. Some of you may know me from Royal School Manchester where I worked for 5 years.
From the initial assessment and admission through to leaving school or college I am here to provide support, information and advice to families and carers who have children and young people attending Seashell Trust. I am available for home visits and/or support during Annual reviews or external meetings. I co-ordinate the Parent/Carer Consultation Meetings where parents/carers can discuss student’s progress with teachers, tutors and residential staff where necessary.
There are a range of formal and informal opportunities for parental involvement such as family events, ie summber bbq, and parent/carer workshops where Trust staff and external guest speakers provide information and training.
I look forward to working with you, if you have any queries please get in touch.
Family Link Worker
A summary of the Mental Capacity Act (Easy Read) tells you about the ideas behind the Act, the rules the Act sets out and the new things the Mental Capacity Act (2005) introduces.
The Guide to making decisions (Easy Read) gives examples of the ways ideas in the Act are put into practice.
For more information about the protections set out in the Act around deprivation of liberty, please see the guide for families & carers or Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and You (Easy Read).
We hope you found the SEND event to be informative. Links to futher information are listed below. Additional information can be found in our Family Link publications section.
Contact a Family factsheets
Introduction to the Children & Families Act 2014
Education, Health and Care Plans
Changing from the old system to the new – how will it happen
The local offer explained
Education, Health and Care needs assessment
Also easy read versions of
The Department for Education has released a guide on the Code of Practice for parents and carers of disabled children and young people and those with SEN. The guide covers:
- the law and statutory guidance on which the system is based
- places to go for help and further information
- details about changes to the system from 1 September 2014
You can find it by clicking here
The guide should be used alongside the 'Special education needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25'. You can find it be clicking here