SEN Information Week

SEN Information Week

SEN Information Week

Watkins Solicitors present Special Educational Needs Information Week - a week of seminars packed with valuable information on Education, Health & Care (EHC) Needs assessments & Plans, including:

Gain the necessary tools and insight required to challenge the Local Education Authority and ensure that the needs of children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities are met.

With presentations by:

Monday 1 February 2021
10 am - 11:30 am

Section I: Placement

  • Understanding the importance of phased transfers timescales
  • What are the different options: Mainstream vs Special School
  • How to obtain an Independent School, and what is meant by an Independent School
  • Education Other than at School
  • Understanding what is meant by parental preference
  • Common placement arguments
  • What if the school says they are full?
  • Understanding the cost argument
  • What settlement options could there be?

After the main session, there will be a Q&A session

Monday 1 February 2021
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Post 16 Specialist Placements

  • Specialist placements
  • Residential specialist placements
  • Who brings the appeal (young person)
  • Comparing Local Authority suggested placement proposals to specialist placements
  • Involvement of Social Care

Tuesday 2 February 2021

***Pre-recorded Session broadcast on Youtube from 10 am***

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

  • Can you still obtain an EHCP if cognitively able?
  • How to evidence SEMH needs
  • CAHMS? What to do if cannot obtain advice
  • How do SEMH needs affect access to learning?
  • Adopted Children and those with Trauma
  • Importance of Section F provision
  • Residential placements for SEMH when adoption placements are at risk of breakdown (options i.e. residential placements)
  • Exploring mainstream schools with support for SEMH, or specialist units

Wednesday 3 February 2021
10 am - 11:30 am

What is ABA?

  • What is ABA?
  • How it works
  • Exploring whether you need to request a TA trained in ABA or an ABA Tutor
  • What is a Consultant?
  • What is a Supervisor?
  • Evidence: what do you actually need to be able to secure ABA?
  • Placement options: full home programme, part-time home/school programme, ABA in the school
  • Implications and pitfall with Local Authorities

After the main session, there will be a Q&A session

Thursday 4 February 2021
10 am - 11:30 am

Understand the Annual Review Process

  • Exploring the Annual Review process
  • What are the key legal timeframes to be aware of?
  • When are pre-action protocols required and what are judicial review proceedings?
  • What happens when you receive a proposed amended EHC plan?
  • How to obtain updated advice?
  • Consideration of any need to request a re-assessment?
  • Annual Reviews if you have already registered an appeal with the SEN tribunal

After the main session, there will be a Q&A session

Friday 5 February 2021
10 am - 11.30 am

Section F

  • What is provision?
  • How to check for unlawful wording
  • When to specify and quantify
  • How to manage LA proposed wording
  • How to evidence provision
  • EOTAS (Education, Other than at school) and personal budgets and incorporating into Section F

Friday 5 February 2021
1 pm - 2 pm

All things SEN Q&A session