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SEND Decision Making and the Law - Webinar

In November and December 2017, workshops were held in 9 regions across England to assist local authorities (SEND and social care representatives) and health care representatives in interpreting and applying the legal requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 to some of the key decision points. These workshops were led by the DfE SEND Adviser team and IPSEA, and facilitated by Mott MacDonald.

The workshops were organised following feedback and requests from the first set of ‘SEND Decision Making and the Law’ workshops held in January and February 2017. It highlighted the need to broaden the audience to include health and social care representatives. In recognition of the value of parental contribution to the discussion, a National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) regional representative was invited to each event.

Webinar videos were produced following these workshops providing a summary of the sessions covered. Additionally, all the resources provided can be found at http://www.sendpathfinder.co.uk/send-decision-making-and-the-law-workshops

A summary of the sessions covered is as follows:

  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. Session 1 - Decision to assess
  3. Session 2a - The EHC needs assessment process
  4. Session 2b - Decision to issue a plan
  5. Session 3 - Decision about format and content of a plan
  6. Session 4 -Decision about naming an education provider
  7. Session 5 - Decisions about ceasing a plan
  8. Summary

Please find below the webinar videos for these sessions.

1. Introduction and Overview

Introduction and overview for the IPSEA/DfE SEND Decision Making and the Law Workshops November/December 2017

https://youtu.be/gnBL5oaKQ84

2. Session 1 - Decision to assess

3. Session 2a - The EHC needs assessment process

4. Session 2b - Decision to issue a plan

5. Session 3 - Decision about format and content of a plan

6. Session 4 -Decision about naming an education provider

7. Session 5 - Decisions about ceasing a plan

8. Summary

Key learning about implementing the SEN legal framework

If you have any queries about the SEND Decision Making and the Law workshops, please direct these to SENDdeliverysupport@mottmac.com or call the helpline on 0207 651 0308