Special educational needs and disability - looking beyond the reforms (London)

Special educational needs and disability - looking beyond the reforms (London)22Feb


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00


Friends House 173-177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ

CDC is delighted to be hosting two national conferences in February 2018. Our exceptional line-up of speakers includes senior representatives from the Department for Education, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission, and the SEND Tribunal.

CDC’s annual conferences offer a unique opportunity to understand, debate and influence the future direction of policy, practice and legislation affecting disabled children and young people and those with SEN.


Why attend?
  • Influence the direction of policy with government officials, young disabled people, CDC’s expert staff and other professionals
  • Understand the latest developments in case law, best practice, and the first year of SEND joint area inspections
  • Discover the latest thinking from the key decision makers in SEN and disability policy
  • Participate in interactive workshops on the issues that will affect you, your service, and the young people you support
Workshop options:
  • Improving the exclusions process and reforming alternative provision with Katy Weeks, Assistant Director, Department for Education
  • Joint commissioning – maximising the impact of your work with health services: A session led by Designated Medical and Clinical Officers
  • Children and Families Act 2014 – implications of the latest case law with Lorna Pape, Barrister, OPH Chambers
  • Involving young people in strategic decision-making: A session run by young people with a focus on joint area inspections
  • Getting it right in the early years – a focus on access and inclusion with Philippa Stobbs, Council for Disabled Children

CDC welcomes parents and young people to our conferences. We have five free places to parents and young people who are unaffiliated with an organisation or who would be otherwise unable to attend. These places will be selected by ballot.

For more information please contact Tristan Shorrock: tshorrock@ncb.org.uk or call 020 7843 6303.

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