SEND: new challenges, new opportunities (London Conference)

SEND: new challenges, new opportunities (London Conference)23Jan


Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:30


Garden Halls, 1 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EN

Our London event is now sold out. We are, however, hosting an identical conference the following week in Leeds, a city with great cross country travel links, on the 30th January. 

Our national conference will focus on children with the most complex needs, implementation of the SEND reforms, and ongoing reform in education

CDC’s conferences offer a unique opportunity to understand, debate and influence the direction of policy and practice affecting disabled children and those with SEN. This year we will be focusing on:


Children with the most complex needs – continuing care for children and young people; understanding the Transforming Care agenda; and children in 52 week residential placements.

Implementation of the SEND reforms  - the latest Children and Families Act case law; the view from the SEND Tribunal; and findings from the first six months of the new inspection framework.

Ongoing reform in education – the re-introduction of selective education; giving schools responsibility for pupils they exclude; and re-distribution of education high needs funding.

We have an exceptional line-up of speakers includes senior representatives from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission, the Department of Health, the Department for Education and the SEND Tribunal. You also have a choice of workshops on the issues that matter to you.

CDC welcomes parents to attend, however, this is not specifically a parent’s conference. We understand funding limits and have made available 5 free places to parents and young people who would otherwise be unable to attend. These tickets will be allocated by ballot.