Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

What's on?

Child playing with puppets- Local Offer Special Needs Index (SNIX) newsletter

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Social media

You can keep up-to-date with news and events with our social media accounts. The accounts are monitored Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) by Kathy, Julia and Leanne. We regularly share information from service providers listed on our website.

Upcoming events

Sensory Impairment Service: TouchPoint - Sessions for Parents

If you have a child or young person with a hearing impairment, a visual impairment, or a multisensory impairment, why not pop along to your nearest TouchPoint session? You can enjoy a coffee with our Sensory Impairment team and discuss the services available in Northamptonshire.


Tuesday 27 March 2018
(1pm to 2.30pm)

Penrith Drive Children's Centre
off Queensway
Penrith Drive


Wednesday 28 March 2018
(1pm to 2.30pm)

Kingsthorpe Children's Centre
St. David's Road

For more information, email the Sensory Impairment Service:


Northamptonshire Transforming Care Partnership Workshops

The Northamptonshire Transforming Care Partnership has recently refreshed its care and treatment policies and procedures.

The procedures relate to children, young people, and adults (who have ASD or a learning disability) if they're admitted to a hospital for behavioural or mental health reasons.

If you work with people who have ASD or a learning disability you need to be aware of these procedures, and in particular you need to know:

  • how to refer someone to the Risk Register (with their consent)
  • how you can access a Care, Education and Treatment Review (CETR) and how it will help

The Northamptonshire Transforming Care Partnership are running workshops (in One Angel Square) for staff working in education, health, social care, and advocacy to discuss the procedures and policies.


  • Fri 30 March 2018 (10am to midday)
  • Fri 6 April 2018 (1:30 to 3:30pm)
  • Fri 20 April 2018 (10am to midday)
  • Wed 16 May 2018 (1:30 to 3:30pm)
  • Tue 26 June 2018 (10am to midday)
  • Tue 26 June 2018 (1:30 to 3:30pm)

Places will be allocated on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. Please email your name and contact details along with up to 3 preferred dates and times to If your preferred date and time is not available, you will receive an offer for the next available date and time.


Moving on Up 2018

After the success of past years events, IASS are pleased to announce the 2018 dates for their conferences to support students with SEN and / or disability to develop independence and make choices. Students will participate in workshops at the Saints Study Centre that will help prepare for adulthood and independence. All students will also take part in a stadium tour of The Saints RFC!

  • Year 9+: Tuesday 24 January 2018 (10am to 2pm)
  • Year 7/8: Wednesday 21 March 2018 (10am to 2pm)

For more information, please contact IASS on 01604 364772 or email


Deafconnect children and families service hold activities for children who are deaf and those who have a hearing impairment. View the poster below for upcoming events:

Northamptonshire Sport

Northamptonshire Sport is a partnership of local and national organisations working together to provide opportunities for people to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation in Northamptonshire.

Do you have a learning disability? Would you like to be part of one of the biggest sports programmes in the world? Find out how to get involved in the Special Olympics in Northamptonshire below:

Carers' support

View a wide range of activities and events for carers.

For more information go to the Northamptonshire Carers website:

Regular SEN events




Cinema (Autism friendly screenings)

  • Cineworld: first Sunday of the month, 11am
  • Vue: the last Sunday of the month, 10:15am
  • Odeon: one Sunday a month, 10:15am


Northamptonshire Libraries and Country Parks

The Events Calendar provides up-to-date information about activities for children and families in Northamptonshire's libraries and country parks. It includes details and availability of universal children's centre services that are provided by the libraries.

View the libraries and country parks events calendar

Northampton Museums

Activities and workshops for children and families Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum.

Training opportunities

​TrainingDate and timeVenue​Further information​
​Early years SEN training​Various​​​Various

​Training for staff working with young children with special educational needs.

​Early years foundation courses​VariousVarious​

Training for staff working with young children.

​Advanced TrainingOnline​Online

​Free online training materials about Special Educational Needs for professionals. Please note, this training was published in 2012, some information may be out of date.

​Anti-Bullying Alliance​Online ​Online

Free online training about bullying for professionals.

​Disability Matters Online​​Online

Free online training about disability for the UK workforce.

Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Services  ​VariousVarious

Targeted mental health in schools (TAMHS) and learning focused courses for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO staff in LA maintained, academy and free mainstream schools.

​Children's Speech and Language Therapy​Various​Various

​Training for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO staff in LA maintained, academy and free mainstream primary schools.

​​Children's Speech and Language TherapySee poster for dates

​Camrose Children's Centre, Northampton


Sudborough House, St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering

​3-day certified Signalong Foundation Course for early years practitioners and school teaching staff. £80 per person (15 hours training and certificate).

​Disabled Living Various​Various​

Training programmes for professionals, parents and carers.

​Adult Learning​Various​Various

BSL courses for adults.

​Specialist Support Service Various​Various​

Courses for parents/carers of children and young people with a diagnosis of autism and other special educational needs or disabilities.

​Autism Know How

​15 January 2018

9:15am to 12:15pm

​Denfield Park Primary School, Rushden

​​'Social skills' course for school staff and parents.

Discount for booking all three Autism Know How courses.


​22 January 2018 to 24 January 2018

​Watford Offices

​Inclusive Dance training: suitable for dance teachers, sports coaches and social groups.

Contact Patrick McGeough via email on

​PATOSS Northampton Branch

​22 January 2018

5:30 pm to 7:30pm

​Northampton University Campus

​Teaching maths for people with dyslexia

Contact  Jo Spir at PATOSS Northampton Branch, 58 Northampton Road, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8PD

​PATOSS Northampton Branch

​26 March 2018

5:30 pm to 7:30pm  

​Northampton University Campus

​Using IT to help people with dyslexia

Contact Jo Spir, PATOSS Northampton Branch, 58 Northampton Road, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8PD