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Workshops Current & Past

SOS!SEN runs regular “hands-on” training sessions such as requesting an EHC needs assessment, how to appeal an existing EHC plan and how to prepare for a Tribunal hearing. 

Did you miss the opportunity to attend any of the following?

 

WRITING A WORKING DOCUMENT AT TRIBUNAL & WHAT TO EXPECT AT TRIBUNAL

This workshop is designed for parents wanting to know how to deal with the working document as required by the SEND Tribunal case directions, what to expect in the run-up to Tribunal & how to prepare for the day itself.

Last Held on Sat 24th February 2018

Next planned date - t.b.c.

ANNUAL REVIEWS AND HOW TO MANAGE THEM SUCCESSFULLY

This workshop is important for parents/carers whose children still have statements of SEN or now have EHCPs and want to learn how to manage the annual review including managing the review meeting to EHCP transition. It will include preparation, before the meeting,  at the meeting and what needs to happen next for a successful annual review.

Last Held on - Sat 20th January 2018

Next planned date - t.b.c.

NAVIGATING THE EHC PLAN PROCESS

This workshop is 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 transitions from statement to EHCPs. It will be useful to people applying for an EHCP.

Last Held on - Sat 27th January 2018

Next planned date - t.b.c.

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

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

Last Held on - Mon 5th March 2018

Next planned date - t.b.c.

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

This workshop is for parents/carers or young people aged 16+/18+ who are likely to transfer to an Education, Health, Care plan or people who are beginning the process and haven’t had a statement before. It will cover the process, choosing the right placement, and information on appealing.

Last Held on - Saturday 17th March 2018

Next planned date - t.b.c.

WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EHC PLANS

This workshop is suitable for people wanting to know more about the contents of the Education, Health, Care plan and where evidence should be located. Also includes how to enforce them

Last Held on - Sat 2nd December 2017

Next planned date - t.b.c.

UNDERSTANDING SECTIONS B, E AND F OF EHC PLAN

This workshop will give parents an overview of the EHCP and all it’s sections. It will include the sections that can or cannot be appealed to the SEN Tribunal. It will cover the contents of an EHCP and how to check for accuracy and levels of severity and the importance of the presentation of needs and the relationship to other sections. The workshop will also give parents/carers an understanding of “outcomes” and the vital importance of getting this section right.

Last Held on - Saturday 24th March 2018

Next planned date - t.b.c.

ENFORCING SEN PROVISION IN SCHOOLS

This is a practical foundation workshop using case examples, and is designed for parents/carers wanting to know how to enforce Education, Health and Care plan timetables and special educational needs provision in schools

Last Held on - Sat 10th March 2018

Next planned date - t.b.c.

CHECKING A DRAFT EHC PLAN

Covers:

  • Legal Requirements
  • Why does the EHC plan needs to be accurate in terms of content and accuracy?
  • What needs to be in particular areas of the plan?
  • Common dangers to watch for.
  • What parts of the Final EHCP can be appealed to SENDIST.
  • What are Outcomes?
  • Coping with unsuitable LA house-styles
  • How to deal with important missing information
  • Deadlines from local authority – should you be concerned?
  • Writing to the local authority about the draft and next steps.

Last Held on - Wed 10th January 2018

Next planned date - t.b.c.


Further workshops will follow. If you would like to join our mailing list to receive regular updates about workshops and events, you can sign up here.

 

 

 

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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.