Specialist development programme for practitioners working with people who have Down syndrome: Modular courses at Crawley Down (near Gatwick, East Sussex). 10th to 13th November 2014 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,
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
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New research has been published on the experiences of magistrates making decisions in care proceedings involving parents with learning disabilities (9th October 2013)
Social Workers get new practice guidance on working with people with learning disabilities and mental health needs (30th September 2013)
The BBC reports on the growing pressure on child protection services in England (19th November 2013)
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 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
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
Symbol Uk is delighted to be part of the All party Parliamentary Group which has published the Good Practice Guidelines for children and young people up to 25 years. The report calls on government to: Recognise the specific developmental and educational needs of children and young people with Down syndrome as a unique group Ensure