The sovereign Centre in Reigate are holding their final F2F coffee morning of the the year.

As the event is so close to Christmas the session will be a relaxed mince pies and cakes session. A local beautician is supporting the session and will be offering mini tratments ready for the festive season.

Sandhya is looking forward to seeing all of the locals present to share some christmas treats.

December 6th 10:30am til 12:30am.

Full details here.


Surrey are holding a Preparation for Adulthood Event at Clifton Hill School on the 4th of December.

There will be information stands and an opportunity talk to providers of education and social care funded activities.

refreshments will be provided.

Parking is availble on site.

See the flyer here.


 Surrey would like your views about proposals for mandatory child sexual exploitation awareness (CSE) training for all taxi and private hire drivers and a proposed new convictions policy for drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles.

You can take part in the consultation at find out more at  

The changes are being proposed by all districts and boroughs in Surrey to help provide a consistent approach to the training and assessment of drivers. This means someone who fails to get a licence in one part of Surrey, cannot apply to another as all councils will apply the same approach.

The changes also include the introduction of mandatory safeguarding training for taxi drivers who want to get or keep a licence. This will help drivers be more aware of and help spot signs of CSE and inform them of the best ways to report concerns for children or vulnerable adults at risk.

The consultation closes on Monday 4 December


YMCA F2F Session with a Surgery by SSIASS

YMCA East Surrey are holding and F2F event at the Sovereign Centre on Reigate Road in Reigate. It will be an informal drop in session on SEND and Surrey Send Infomation, advice and Support Service will be holding surgery sessions The event will take place at 10:30 on the 15th of November. Click here for full details.

Surrey Short Breaks


Surrey Short breaks are holding a series of “meet the provider” events in November. The events are to inform parents, carers and their families about the short breaks offer which will start on the 1st of December.

Meet the provider event details are as follows.

  •  Thursday 2 November - Woking - 7th Scouts Hall 09.30 – 11.30 am              

 New Community Building, Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9BA (parking available).   

  • Wednesday 8 November - Little Bookham Village Hall 4.30 – 6.30 pm

 Little Bookham St, Great Bookham, Leatherhead KT23 3AF (parking available, with additional spaces on Burnhams Road).

  • Thursday 16 November - Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall 09.30 – 11.30 am 

 Woodfield Lane, Ashtead KT21 2BE (pay and display parking next to the venue).

These sessions are informal ‘drop-in’ sessions, for parents and carers to browse, mingle and have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and maybe a biscuit or two!   The Short Breaks team look forward to seeing you there.


Information Advice and Support Services Network (IASSN): Children and Young Peoples Website Launch


The Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASSN) have developed a new website aimed specifically at children and young people:

Recent SEND reforms mean that disabled children and young people and those with SEN have a right to receive direct and impartial information, advice and support (IAS) on matters relating to their SEN/Disability. IAS should be provided to CYP covering education, health and social care.

This website aims to help children and young people better understand what rights they have for accessing information, advice and support. The website also contains full contact details for all IAS Services across England.

The DfE have published research on Funding people with special educational needs

The Department for Education have just published the research report "Research on funding for young people with special educational needs" it runs to 170 pages but could be an interesting read. See it here: