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Workshops

 

SOS!SEN runs regular hands on training sessions to help parents on topics such as how to appeal an EHC Plan or how to prepare for a Tribunal hearing.  

Donations: We are an independent charity and rely on donations through our workshops, 1:1 meetings, fundraising events, and our charity shops in Hampton Hill and Worcester Park . This allows us to give you impartial and legally based advice.

Venue:
All of our workshops are at our office opposite Hampton Court train station. Address: Fontenay, 11a Creek Road, East Molesey, Surrey. KT8 9BE

 


Saturday 11th January 2020

WRITING A WORKING DOCUMENT and WHAT TO EXPECT AT TRIBUNAL

Led by: Marion Strudwick, Experienced Senior Advocate

9.30am to 4:00pm

Workshop Details:

This workshop is designed for parents wanting to know how to deal with the working document as required by the SEND Tribunal case directions. It includes what to expect in the run-up to Tribunal, communicating with the local authority & how to prepare for the day itself.
Please note: this will be useful if you attended the appeals workshop on 07 December 2019.

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and a sandwich lunch

 


 

Saturday 18th January 2020

NAVIGATING THE EHC PROCESS

Led by: Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

9.30am to 4:00pm

Workshop Details:

Suitable for people who want to learn about the whole process; from the decision from local authority to assess through to the final EHC plan. It will include the contents of an EHCP and will also be useful to people applying for an EHCP.

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and a sandwich lunch.


 

Thursday 23rd January 2020

HOW TO CHECK A DRAFT EHC PLAN

Led by: Marion Strudwick, Experienced Senior Advocate

9.30am to 4:00pm

Workshop Details:

Legal Requirements & what evidence the LA should obtain.
What evidence parents should submit.
What should be in each section of an EHCP including outcomes.
Timescales & what you need to know.
Coping with unsuitable LA house-styles & dealing with important missing information
Writing to the local authority about the draft and next steps.
Q&A session re: draft EHC plans

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and a sandwich lunch.


 

Saturday 25th January 2020

ANNUAL REVIEWS AND HOW TO MANAGE THEM SUCCESSFULLY

Led by: Marion Strudwick, Experienced Senior Advocate

9.30am to 4:00pm

Workshop Details:

This workshop is for parents/carers who would like to know how to successfully manage an annual review.

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and a sandwich lunch.

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SPECIAL OFFER (Save £20)
Saturday 1st February 2020 - APPEALS AGAINST THE CONTENTS OF AN EHC PLAN - PARTS TO APPEAL AND HOW
PLUS
Saturday 8th February 2020 - WRITING A WORKING DOCUMENT and WHAT TO EXPECT AT TRIBUNAL
Book both workshops and get a £20 discount. T's & C's apply
  1. The person booking must attend both workshops.
  2. If either workshop booking is cancelled, you will not be entitled to the special £20 discount.
  3. The refund will be made against  the 8th February booking and will be paid out on the 10th February.
  4. SOS!SEN reserve the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum number of attendees is not reached.

 

Saturday 1st February 2020

APPEALS AGAINST THE CONTENTS OF AN EHC PLAN - PARTS TO APPEAL AND HOW

Led by: Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

9.30am to 4:00pm

Workshop Details:

Suitable for parents and young people issued with an EHCP following assessment or amendment. It will cover how to appeal with tips on drafting appeal grounds and how to deal with tribunal procedure and strategy.

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and a sandwich lunch

Book Online


 

Saturday 8th February 2020

WRITING A WORKING DOCUMENT and WHAT TO EXPECT AT TRIBUNAL

Led by: Marion Strudwick, Experienced Senior Advocate

9.30am to 4:00pm

Workshop Details:

This workshop is designed for parents wanting to know how to deal with the working document as required by the SEND Tribunal case directions. It includes what to expect in the run-up to Tribunal, communicating with the local authority & how to prepare for the day itself.
Please note: that we suggest that you attend the appeals workshop first on Saturday 1 February.

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and a sandwich lunch

Book Online


 

Thursday 13th February 2020

SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS

Led by: Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

9.30am to 1:30pm

Workshop Details:

This workshop will cover the law on exclusions from maintained schools, academies and free schools, both fixed term and permanent, and will include the use of internal exclusions and the law on unlawful exclusions, such as the use of part time timetables or “informal exclusions.” It will include steps that schools are required to take to try to avoid exclusion, particularly for children with SEN and disabilities, how to challenge both lawful and unlawful exclusions, and disability discrimination challenges. It will be particularly relevant to parents whose children are or may be at risk of exclusions for reasons arising out of special educational needs.

Donation: £55 per person - includes useful documentation

Book Online


 

Wednesday 26th February 2020

HOW TO CHECK A DRAFT EHC PLAN

Led by: Marion Strudwick, Experienced Senior Advocate

9.30am to 4:00pm

Workshop Details:

Legal Requirements & what evidence the LA should obtain.
What evidence parents should submit.
What should be in each section of an EHCP including outcomes.
Timescales & what you need to know.
Coping with unsuitable LA house-styles & dealing with important missing information
Writing to the local authority about the draft and next steps.
Q&A session re: draft EHC plans

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and a sandwich lunch

Book Online

 


 

Saturday 29th February 2020

EHC PLANS FOR 16+ AND 18+ AND THE RIGHTS OF THE YOUNG PERSON

Led by: Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

9.30am to 4:00pm

Workshop Details:

It will cover:
the process of asking for an EHC assessment
choosing the right placement
information on appealing
post 16 annual reviews
social care provision
transport
&
ceasing to maintain an EHCP.

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and a sandwich lunch

Book Online


 

Saturday 7th March 2020

MAKING THE SEN SYSTEM WORK

Led by: Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

9.30am to 1:30pm

Workshop Details:

This workshop is for parents who would like to know how to deal with schools, colleges and local authorities to ensure that their child’s statutory rights to proper support for SEN are honoured. It includes right to SEN support, enforcing EHC assessment and other deadlines, and enforcing the provision of support in EHC Plans.

Donation: £55 per person - includes useful documentation

Book Online


 

Thursday 12th March 2020

NAVIGATING THE EHC PROCESS

Led by: Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

9.30am to 4:00pm

Workshop Details:

Suitable for people who want to learn about the whole process; from the decision from local authority to assess through to the final EHC plan. It will include the contents of an EHCP and will also be useful to people applying for an EHCP.

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and a sandwich lunch

Book Online


 

Saturday 21st March 2020

HOW TO CHECK A DRAFT EHC PLAN

Led by: Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

9.30am to 1:30pm

Workshop Details:

Legal Requirements & what evidence the LA should obtain.
What evidence parents should submit.
What should be in each section of an EHCP including outcomes.
Timescales & what you need to know.
Coping with unsuitable LA house-styles & dealing with important missing information
Writing to the local authority about the draft and next steps.
Q&A session re: draft EHC plans

Donation: £55 per person - includes useful documentation

Book Online

 


 


We offer to run Workshops for organisations and special interest groups, who would benefit from hearing about what we do and what help we are able to provide.

 

We could come to one of your regular meetings or one of your events and would tailor it to your needs.

Eleanor Wright, our coordinator and solicitor has been to a number of events this year as a guest speaker and has given training to parents, school staff and interested groups on the new EHC plan system based on legal facts and parental rights. 

Contact our admininistration team, if you would like to explore the possibility on admin@sosen.org.uk  Whilst we would not seek to charge for this, we would normally expect a donation to reflect the time and effort involved, travel expenses and ask the venue to photocopy documents to use at the session.