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Surrey PSS are running two dates for their play and learn sessions this term.

February 7th and March 7th  2017

10 am - 12pm

Both sessions are at Loseley Fields Children’s centre,

Green Lane 

They are also hoping to run a session in Reigate this term but will send out details once confirmed.  If you would like to attend please contact -


Claire Bedwell - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advisory Teacher for Hearing Impairment

Physical Sensory Support



Some workshops are being held in January and February by Surrey County Council. This is your opprtunity to shape the support your child gets in the future.

Workshop 1 – Preparing Young People for Adulthood - Tuesday 24 January 2017 – 1.30pm-4pm

Ensuring young people with SEND are equipped with the skills and support to progress into adulthood confidently and successfully

Old Dean Youth Centre, Kingston Road, Camberley, GU15 4AF

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Workshop 2 – SEND in Early Years - Tuesday 31 January 2017 – 12.30pm-3.00pm

Ensuring children with SEND and their families access the right support at the right time.

Walton Youth Centre, Elm Grove, Hersham Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1LH

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Workshop 3 – Improving Outcomes - Monday 30 January 2017 – 7pm-9.30pm

Improving outcomes for children and young people and achieve value for money from providers

Sheerwater Youth Centre, Blackmore Crescent, Woking GU21 5NS

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Workshop 4 – Local Provision - Wednesday 1 February 2017 – 1.00pm-3.30pm

Increasing the proportion of children and young people with SEND including autism (COIN/CSCN) who can access their local school or college, community and employment opportunities.

The Focus Youth Centre, Depot Road, Epsom KT17 4RJ

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If you have any questions about these workshops or the plan for SEND services please contact Deborah Honey from Surrey County Council on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Surrey PSS are hosting 2 play days for children with hearing impairments on Wednesday 9th November and Wednesday 7th December at Loosley Fields children's centre from 10 am -12 pm.  

Venue: Loseley Fields Children's Centre 

Green Lane 
GU7 3TB 

To attend or for more information please contact - 

 Claire Bedwell

Advisory Teacher for Hearing Impairment 
Tel : 01737 737765
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As part of Surrey’s SEND 2020 programme, Surrey’s Physical and Sensory Support Service is reviewing and refreshing its vision, making sure it responds to all national and local drivers as well as listening clearly to the voice of stakeholders. To help with this, the service would value your feedback on how it's working for you. You can give your feedback by:

* Completing the online survey by 31st May at :

* Attending one of the three consultation events kindly hosted by three of our schools with specialist centres for sensory impairment. BSL interpreters will be available at these events:

> 11th May 2016 3.30 – 5.00pm

St Stephens C of E Primary School, Hunters Chase, South Godstone, RH9 8HR

> 12th May 2016 1.00 – 2.30pm

Auriol Junior School, Vale Road, Stoneleigh, KT19 0PJ

> 17th May 2015 5.30 – 7.00 pm

Sythwood Primary School, Horsell, Woking, GU21 3AX

It would be helpful if you could email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend so that we have some idea of numbers.

* Emailing any thoughts about what PSS does well and what it can do better to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Next Steps: In June and July the results of the consultation will be drawn up, alongside existing information from service evaluations and last academic year's Hearing impairment review. A response will then be shared with all residents and stakeholders in September 2016.

We at the Surrey Deaf Children Society recognise that there is a need for Speech and Language Therapy for our Hearing Impaired children that is not always met on a national level. Because of this we offer a course of Speech Therapy sessions from a private speech therapist that is experienced with working with Hearing Impaired children and understands the issues they face. If you would like to use this service we would ask that you read these guidelines first and follow them while you are engaged in the course of Speech Therapy. These guidelines have been drawn up through discussion with the various professionals who are involved in the language development of our Hearing Impaired children.

Read more: SLT

CHSWGs, or Children's Hearing Services Working Groups, are based in health authority areas, and aim to ensure that all services designed to support deaf children and their families work in a co-ordinated way. Each group includes representatives from health, social services, education, the local voluntary sector, and crucially, parents of deaf children who contribute a unique perspective.

Each hospital that provides paediatric audiology services should have a CHSWG that meets regularly and discusses any issues of interest to families with deaf children. This includes newborn hearing screening, local services and facilities, local education provision, getting information out to families and social care and events.

If you have a question for your local CHSWG or an issue you think they should be discussing, you can contact a parent representative on your local CHSWG.
Gabi Stiles is on the CHSWG for Kingston Hospital.

  • West Surrey and Hants parent representitive - the Kilcullens
  • East Surrey parent representitive - Mark Rogers, Charlotte Crutchington
  • Kingston parent representitive- Claire Bannister
  • Sutton and Merton parent representitive - Vicki Wilcox and Kris Harvey


This policy is based on

National Deaf Children’s Society, Child Protection Policy, Procedure and Guidance. Local Groups Version.

This policy relates directly to The Surrey Deaf Children’s Society and details our procedures and responsibilities.

Read more: Policies

This document is intended to clearly set out the purpose of SDCS grants, the rules for obtaining a grant, and give guidelines on how much should be given for particular requests. This will ensure that our grants are provided fairly and consistently. 

We currently have a sub committee for grant applications – to streamline the process and allow for a quicker turn-around of application requests. The sub-committee currently is Helen Le Page, Sharon King and Xenia James. The sub-committee will change every six months.

Read more: Grants

We are always grateful for any members or friends who have fundraising ideas, or perhaps want to do a charity run in aid of SDCS or hold a cake sale or school mufti day? Any ideas very welcome! If you have raised funds or want to make a donation, then please contact our treasurer Helen LePage (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Gabi is hosting a Pampered Chef evening in aid of SDCS. Our consultant for the night is a fellow SDCS member. Come along, bring a friend, and enjoy some fun cooking, learn some new culinary tricks and recipes and buy some high quality kitchen gear for your home! Saturday 6th June at Gabi’s home in Long Ditton. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.


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