SEND reform event gives parents an update

On the 1st July 2015, a Cerebra Forum was held at The Space Centre in Preston which provided an update the SEND Reforms.

Emma Davies, lawyer from Maxwell Gillott, Education Law Specialists gave a brilliant presentation on how the SEND Reforms are working in practice, since the change major changes to SEN Law in September 2104. The presentation provided parents/carers lots of information on Education Health Care Plans, the duty of statutory bodies and common problems.

Thirty parents, carers and professionals attended the event.  There was a Q & A session and lots of discussions during the presentation. The presentation gave parent/ carers a clearer understanding of the new legislation.  The feedback on Emma’s presentation was fantastic with lots of parent/carers asking for another forum next year on the same subject to be updated further.

We have had some very positive feedback from people who attended:

“This event has given me the confidence to challenge! It was excellent and thank you so much.”

“ I feel more positive about getting the right things in place for my children. It was a very informative forum.”

“Great to get updated knowledge. It was very welcoming, great speaker and well organised.”

At the event information was available on national and local SEN organisations and information was provided about forthcoming Cerebra Forums in the North West.

Following the presentation there was a buffet lunch in the beautiful gardens in The Space Centre with the added bonus of sunshine on the hottest day in 9 years!

You can download Emma’s presentation below:

SEND reform presentation