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Symbol launch new website for parents

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Symbol UK, with support from The Communication Trust, has launched a new website for parents to translate the key findings from the Better Communication Research Programme (BCRP). The website aims to be accessible to all parents. It has been designed in bite-sized chunks. Where parents find reading difficult it is hoped that people supporting them,

New 2016 Date set for Specialist Training

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Specialist development programme for practitioners working with people who have Down syndrome: Modular courses Tuesday 24th May to Friday 27th May 2016  Symbol UK offers this 4 day, modular course presenting relevant research in DS, and speech and language therapy interventions for this population, lead by Leela Baksi and Jo Gawn, specialist speech and language

National Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 16 – 22 2015

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NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS WEEK March 16th – 22nd 2015 This year Awareness Week (16-22 March) is all about Getting Active and Getting Involved. The Down Syndrome Association wants to encourage people with Down’s syndrome to Get Active and Get Involved in their local communities. Promoting the fact that having different hobbies and leisure pursuits

“OUTSTANDING!”

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Symbol’s Parenting Assessment Service at Newington Manor was inspected by Ofsted during the week of 17th March 2014 and achieved an “Outstanding” rating across all areas. Download the report here. Newington Manor is the first service in the country  to have achieved this coveted rating since the new Framework for the Inspection of Residential Family Centres

New Practice Guidance

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Social Workers get new practice guidance on working with people with learning disabilities and  mental health needs (30th September 2013)

26 week time frame for Care Proceedings

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Symbol Family Support Services is able to work with parties to support them in reducing the time scale for proceedings; the standard length of assessments undertaken by Symbol has been reduced to six weeks with recommendations provided within this time frame.

Hop Shed Open Evening!

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HOP SHED THEATRE COMPANY The Hop Shed is Kent’s very own inclusive theatre company for children, young people and adults, developed and operated by The Symbol Trust with training, support and quality assurance from the internationally renowned Chickenshed. Following a hugely successful Open Evening on the 25th April The Hop Shed is now open for

Clifton Park Family Centre- Ofsted

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Symbol’s residential family assessment centre in Bristol had an unannounced Ofsted inspection on the 3rd and 4th December 2012.  We are pleased to have been awarded an overall rating of “Good”.  – Well done to all involved! The following is a quote from the report: “A strength of the service is the provision of individual