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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 9th February

ANNUAL REVIEWS

led by Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

Time: 9.30am to 1:30pm

Details:

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

Donation: £55 per person - includes useful documentation

 


Tuesday 12th February

EHC PLANS AT 16+ and 18+ AND THE RIGHTS OF THE YOUNG PERSON

led by Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

Time: 9.30am to 4pm

This workshop is for parents/carers aged 16+ and 18+ with/without an EHCP.

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 sandwich lunch

 


Tuesday 26th February

HOW TO CHECK A DRAFT EHC PLAN

led by Marion Strudwick, Experienced Tribunal advocate and one of the founders of SOS!SEN

Time: 9.30am to 1:30pm

Covers:

  • 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


Saturday 2th March

APPEALS AGAINST THE CONTENTS OF AN EHC PLAN. PARTS TO APPEAL & HOW

led by Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

Time: 9.30am to 4:00pm

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 will deal with tribunal procedure and strategy.

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

Book Online


Saturday 9th March

MAKING THE SEN SYSTEM WORK. HOW TO ENFORCE EHC DEADLINES AND SEN PROVISION IN SCHOOLS

led by Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

Time: 9.30am to 1:30pm

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
  • enforcing the provision of support in EHC Plans
  • securing education for children our of school.

Donation: £55 per person - includes useful documentation

Book Online


Thursday 21st March

HOW TO CHECK A DRAFT EHC PLAN

led by Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

Time: 9.30am to 1:30pm

Covers:

  • 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

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Wednesday 3rd April

HOW TO CHECK A DRAFT EHC PLAN

led by Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

Time: 9.30am to 1:30pm

Covers:

  • 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


Saturday 4th May

HOW TO CHECK A DRAFT EHC PLAN

led by Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

Time: 9.30am to 1:30pm

Covers:

  • 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


Friday 14th June

HOW TO CHECK A DRAFT EHC PLAN

led by Eleanor Wright, Solicitor and Co-ordinator

Time: 9.30am to 1:30pm

Covers:

  • 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.