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There are still a few places for our free-to-attend workshop for parents:  Education, Health and Care Plans post-16 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Date: Saturday 25 November 2017
Time: 09:30-16:30
Venue:

Friends House
173 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BJ

This workshop is for parents or carers of young people with sensory impairments.  Young people with sensory impairments who are aged 18 or over may also attend.

This workshop will provide participants with more information about Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans for young people with sensory impairment post‐19.

Whether the young person is already 19 or over, or is likely to have an EHC plan when they turn 19, we hope this workshop will provide useful information that will help support them as they move to adulthood.

We will cover what the law says should happen, both in terms of deciding whether the young person should have an EHC plan when they turn 19 and what happens afterwards.  We will set out the roles and responsibilities of different bodies that should be helping parent/carers and the young people themselves.

We will also explain how support can be given to young people about making decisions about their future. This will include finding out more about the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and also about the different education options that may be open.

How much does it cost?
The workshop is free to attend for parents, carers or young people, but you must book places in advance.

Available documents:


By the end of the workshop, we hope that you will feel more confident in supporting your young person to ensure they are listened to, are at the centre of their EHC plan and have a high‐quality plan that meets their needs.

Presenters:

A team of expert professionals will be delivering workshops and answering your questions throughout the day:

Jane Sinson, an educational psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working with local authorities, including supporting young people with sensory impairment.

Jude Thompson, an experienced qualified teacher of the young people with vision impairment who has worked for the Royal London Society for the Blind and Dorton College.

Chris Kang‐Mullen, a social worker currently working as a social care policy advisor for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Martin McLean, a post‐14 education and training policy advisor for the National Deaf Children’s Society and Vice‐Chair of the Association of Deaf Education Professionals and Trainees (adept).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. We are unable to provide any leisure or care facilities for children.