In September, October and November 2019, 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 previous set of ‘SEND Decision Making and the Law’ workshops held in 2017 and 2018. 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.
All resources used or referenced in the workshops are available to downloaded here.