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Booking is now open for our new Workshop for professionals:  Supporting SI children and young people without an EHC Plan

Date:
Tuesday 28 March 2017
Time: 10:00-16:00
Venue: Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BD
Booking: Open now
Cost: £50/delegate
reduced to £25/delegate for NatSIP-affiliated organisations

 

Most children and young people with a vision and/or hearing impairment go through education without receiving an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, but local authorities have a duty to identify and be responsible for all children with SEN and disabilities, not just those who require an EHC plan.

  • Are you looking for advice on how you can improve the support for children and young people who do not have an EHC plan?
  • Would you like to help ensure families are aware of the support their child should be getting and help schools to understand and fulfil their duties?
  • Would you like to improve your understanding of what ‘SEN support’ and the ‘assess,plan, do, review’ cycle within the SEND Code of Practice mean, as well as what it means to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ under the Equality Act 2010?

If so, this workshop is for you.

The day will provide you with an informal and relaxed opportunity to improve your professional practice and understanding of the legal requirement to make provision for all children and young people with a sensory impairment. There will be presentations and discussion/group work and plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions.

By the end of our workshop, you will:

  • have an understanding of the legislation relating to support for children and young people without a plan
  • be able to help schools and other education providers to understand and fulfil their duties under the legislation
  • feel more confident about your role in ensuring that there is good quality support for all children and young people with sensory needs.

The workshop is led by Andrea Scrivens, a parent of a child with vision impairment and an education consultant for the National Deaf Children’s Society, with many years’ experience of working in a local authority SEN team.  Catriona Filmer, Deputy Director, Support and Advice Services at NDCS, will also be available to answer questions.

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