Kids First events

Kids First organises a variety of different events which include workshops and meetings with local service providers.

Events for 2018

SEN Update

Thursday 8 February, 10am to 12pm
Meet members of the Merton Education Senior Leadership and SEND Management Team
An opportunity to discuss SEN issues. Come along and ask your questions. Only 30 places available!
Chaucer Centre, Room D, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX

Mental Capacity and Powers of Attorney explained

Thursday 22 February, 10.15am to 12.45pm
with Philip Warford, Managing Director of Renaissance Legal
If a person lacks the ability to make a decision then their mental capacity is questioned. Philip will explain the principles around mental capacity and what you need to consider. He will also talk about Powers of Attorney, the appointment of someone to make decisions on behalf of another person and how they can be used. Only 30 places available!
Chaucer Centre, Room G, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX

Developing Functional Social Skills

Thursday 15th March, 10am to 2pm (lunch included)
with Millie Pittam and Katie Ramshaw, Speech and Language Therapists, Blossom House School
An interactive workshop providing opportunities to explore different practical approaches and techniques to develop social skills that can be used in everyday situations, and at home with your child. Only 30 places available!
Chaucer Centre, Room D, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX

SEN Update

Monday 19 March, 10am to 12pm
with Karla Finikin, Merton’s Head of SEN and Disability (SENDIS)
An opportunity to discuss SEN issues. Come along and ask your questions. Only 30 places available!
Chaucer Centre, Room D, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX

How to book

If you are interested in finding out more or attending any Kids First events, please book your place by contacting Tracy Blackwell, Kids First Administrator, on 020 8687 4644, or email us.

Sometimes places are limited, and we do need to know numbers for catering purposes.

If you are visiting Kids First for the first time, just call us and ask to meet a friendly face before the meeting so you are not alone!

Download maps to all our venues:

Chaucer Centre
Lavender Children’s Centre (Steers Mead)
Intergenerational Centre & Adventure Playground
The William Morris Function Room
Polka Theatre
Mitcham Parish Centre/Village Hall

Future events

Workshops are intended to help parents develop a particular skill or technique or learn more about a topic which is relevant to their child. This is to make life easier when caring for a child or young person with a disability. Workshops regularly include topics such as Behaviour Management, Special Education Needs and Disability Law, Nutrition, Paediatric First Aid, Growing Up / Sexual Development, Signing, Sleep Problems, and Occupational Therapy / Brain Gym.

Meetings with local service providers are your chance to meet the people who could work with your children face-to-face, to find out more about their services, to raise any concerns or queries, and to meet other Kids First parents. Meetings with local service providers regularly include professionals from Children’s Social Services, Community Police, Education Psychology Service, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Parent Partnership Service (educational advice), and local MPs.

Social events are your chance to get out, have fun, and meet with other Kids First parents. Normally you can just turn up on the day, no need to book.

Family events provide an opportunity for your whole family to have fun together including children, grandparents etc.

Kids First events are for you. What would you like to know more about?

Please let us know if there is anything which would help you. Tell us if you know about anything which other parents might benefit from. Please contact us.

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