Children with SEND often require different strategies and tools to help them achieve their aspirations and goals. We run training sessions and workshops throughout the year. Here you can find details of previous and upcoming sessions

Sensory Difficulties and Food

A refresh on the sensory system and how eating, food tastes and textures impact on the individual.

Looking more closely at eating, drinking, chewing (of edible and non edible objects). How to support a child/young person with sensory processing difficulties with their eating. 

March 18th 09.30 – 11.30

Open to all parents currently participating in the Transforming Care Project

Claire Stirland

Sensory Worx

A little bit about previous training and workshops

Autism in Girls: Behind the Mask

Providing a brief overview of the key aspects of autsim and going into more detail as to how females may present and the diagnostic difficulties as a result (including masking). Information on how to contribute to asssessment and screening processes for diagnosis and how to support at home and in school. Finally Sarah provides some of her own personal experiences as a parent. 

Sarah Houghton Birrell

SHB Associates

Thanks for another fab workshop. Sarah is fantastic and so knowledgeable. These courses are so helpful to me and my family. They help to empower me and understand my children more
Anonymous Parent

An Introduction to Sensory Systems & Sensory Processing Disorder

This course covers an overview of the sensory system and how this work within daily living. Then looking at the effects having a sensory processing difficulty/disorder. Looking more closely at eating, drinking, chewing (of edible and non edible objects). Also looking at personal hygiene activities such as toileting, washing, brushing teeth etc and exploring strategies to manage any difficulties

Claire Stirland

Sensory Worx

Fantastic training! Very helpful! Well presented! Great resources. Great start to make positive changes. Would recommend it! Chuffed I came!
Parent to L

Money Matters & Personal Independance Payment

Looking at the different funding available to families of children and young people with SEND. This includes grants available from charities and trusts. PIP session covers the application form, what to expect through the assessment process and eligibility. 

Rachel Turnball


So helpful, I’ve learnt about funds that I could have been accessing for a long time. Rachel explained everything so clearly.
Linda H

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

Awareness Session

PBS is about understanding of challenging behaviour and aims to improve the quality of life for the person and families supporting them. The sessions provides an introduction to PBS and how it works in practice. It looks at theory behind PBS, understanding behaviour and indentifying strategies that will support people.

Melissa Sherring

NHS England

Fantastic session, thank you for allowing me to come along. Working with SPCF and the training that we have accessed as part of the Transforming Care Project has changed the way I support children and young people.
Teaching Assistant

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Stockton Parent Carer Forum

Newtown Community

Resource Centre

Durham Road

Stockton on Tees

County Durham

TS19 0DE

Tel No: 07985 245 668