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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 8 September 2018

NAVIGATING THE EHC PLAN PROCESS

led by Eleanor Wright - SOS!SEN coordinator and Solicitor


Time: 9:30/10:00am to 4:00pm. Workshop starts at 10:00

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

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.

 


Saturday 15 September 2018

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

led by Eleanor Wright - SOS!SEN coordinator and Solicitor


Time: 9:30/10:00am to 4:00pm. Workshop starts at 10:00

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

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 will deal with tribunal procedure and strategy.

 

 


Saturday 29 September 2018

HOW TO CHECK A DRAFT EHC PLAN

led by Eleanor Wright - SOS!SEN coordinator and Solicitor


Time: 9:30/10:00am to 4:00pm. Workshop starts at 10:00

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

Workshop details:

An interactive and practical workshop using draft EHC plans

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

 

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Saturday 6th October 2018

ANNUAL REVIEWS: WHAT TO EXPECT?

led by Eleanor Wright - SOS!SEN coordinator and Solicitor


Time: 9:30/10:00am to 1.30pm. Workshop starts at 10:00

Donation: £55 per person - includes useful documentation

Workshop details:

This workshop is important for parents/carers whose children have EHCPs and want to learn how to manage the annual review. It will include preparation before the meeting and the correct procedure that should be followed, what to expect at the meeting & what needs to happen next for a successful annual review.

 

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Wednesday 10th October 2018

MAKING THE SEN SYSTEM WORK
Monitoring SEN Systems & Procedures in Schools

led by Eleanor Wright - SOS!SEN coordinator and Solicitor


Time: 9:30am to 1.30pm

Donation: £55 per person - includes useful documentation

Workshop details:

Workshop will start at 9.30am promptly to cover contents of the workshop before 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, and enforcing the provision of support in EHC Plans.

 

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Tuesday 30th October 2018

The EHC ASSESSMENT PROCESS
How to get an EHC plan & appealing against refusal to assess & refusal to issue

led by Eleanor Wright - SOS!SEN coordinator and Solicitor


Time: 9:30am to 1.30pm

Donation: £55 per person - includes useful documentation

Workshop details:

Workshop will start at 9.30am promptly to cover contents of the workshop before 1.30pm.

This workshop is suitable for any parent or professional wanting to know more about the EHC process, what you need to know about getting an EHC plan and how to appeal against refusal to assess or refusal to issue an EHC plan.The workshop includes, how to draft appeal grounds, what evidence is required, dealing with the local authority response and tribunal procedures.

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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.