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15/10/2019 - Young people's hub postcard

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14/10/2019 - A-Z index of Derby's Local Offer

We are currently working hard on an A-Z index of the Local Offer webpages to make it much more accessible. If you know what you're looking for you can find it much more easily using the index. It is a quite a big job so we are publishing it in stages. Here is what we have done so far.


08/10/2019 - Research into Isolation Booths

Anne Longfield, the Children's Commissioner for England is looking for parents, carers and children to help contribute to its research on Research into Isolation Booths.

They want to speak to children who have spent time in isolation booths and therefore are looking for parents and carers who know about this practice being used, and have children who are happy to talk with us about it.

If you are interested then, please contact Alice Talbot on 020 7340 8113 or email before Friday 18th October.


02/10/2019 - Managing toileting for children and young people with a disability

You are invited to complete an online survey about toileting for children and young people with special educational needs and disability. Watch this video to find out how you can have your say about toileting services in your area. 



Special or Unique - Young People’s Attitudes to Disability

This report by Disability Rights UK and LKMco explores young disabled people’s educational experiences, as well as young people’s attitudes towards disability and disabled people. The findings in this report provide a vital insight into the school experience of young people with special educational needs and disabilities.


18/09/2019 - Smart tech for the visually impaired

The WeWalk stick has an ultrasonic sensor that detects obstacles above chest level and uses vibrations to warn the user. It can be paired with a smartphone to help navigation, and is integrated with a voice assistant and Google Maps. Connecting the stick to the Internet of Things and smart city solutions makes it user-friendly. This video explains more about it:


 12/09/2019 - LEGO MRI scanners

People have created all sorts of amazing things with LEGO including an MRI scanner, a gammer camera and CT scanner. These procedures are really scary for most adults let alone for children and young people. The idea of creating this equipment in LEGO form is nothing new but we thought it worth sharing again so that you can support your child to conquer any fears. Here is a short video to show you how to build an MRI scanner in LEGO:


05/09/2019 - Derby Children's Health launch new website!

Derby Children's Health has a new website, to keep contacts as paper light as possible. So most of the information previously given to you will be online. There is also general advice, contact numbers for support locally and nationally and an up-to-date clinic list that will be updated with changes.


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