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National Trial: Event Materials and Webinars

This page contains information for the National Trial only, which ended on 31st August 2021. To access post-national trial resources on the extended powers SEND Tribunal which takes effect from 1st September 2021 please click the link here.

Event Materials from previous events and webinar recordings are available to download and view below.

Resources from the National Trial Briefing Events (March 2021)

Across March 2021, three national trial briefing events were held to support local authorities, health and social care representatives and local area SENDIASS teams. Each event consisted of, an update from the DfE on the progress of the national trial, sessions on mediation from KIDS mediation and Global mediation, presentations from local areas sharing their experiences of the national trial and a presentation from a First-Tier SEND Tribunal Judge.

The slides from all three events have been combined and can be found by clicking the link below.

Four case studies, based on local area experience of the national trial, and a Q&A resource can also be accessed by clicking the links below.

Presentation slides from the local area stakeholder briefing events (January - March 2020)

The events provided an update on the progress of the national trial of the extended powers of the SEND tribunal. The briefing sessions were held for the local authorities, social care and health representatives who are directly involved in SEND tribunal appeal and the EHC Plans process. Please note: the presentation slides refer to a 2 year trial which was due to run until 31 March 2020. However, this has been extended until 31 August 2021.

National trial Q&A webinar (March 2020)

André Imich, DfE Special Educational Needs and Disability special adviser, responds to some commonly asked questions about the national trial. Please note: the webinar refers to a 2 year trial which was due to run until 31 March 2020. However, this has been extended until 31 August 2021.

SEND National Trial Webinar for Local Areas (December 2020)

Webinar to inform local areas on key aspects of the SEND National Trial, including an update and overview, mediation and how to prepare for a tribunal.

SEND National Trial Webinar for Parent Carers - (December 2020)

Webinar to inform Parent Carers on key aspects of the SEND National Trial, including an update and overview, mediation and how to prepare for a tribunal.

Parent carer webinar (November 2018)

A webinar for parents and carers on the national trial which sets out the reasons for single route of redress national trial and explains the duties, roles and responsibilities of the local authorities and health bodies. It provides parent carers with information about what support is available, what families can expect if they appeal to the Tribunal and details about the guidance and support available. Please note: the webinar refers to a 2 year trial which was due to run until 31 March 2020. However, this has been extended until 31 August 2021.