Getting the best Education Health and Care Plan seminar, 15th November 2016, London

Action for Kids, together with the Advocacy and Support Partnership and law firm Irwin Mitchell, are presenting a series of seminars for parents, carers and professionals, which will cover issues related to special educational needs and disabilities.

Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) are replacing Statements. All children and young people with a statement of SEND should be reassessed for a plan.

The seminar addresses the following issues:

• Who is entitled to an EHCP, how do you obtain one? What rights do you have to appeal decisions?

• What content should be in an EHCP? What is an ‘outcome’ and how should it be described? How do you ensure the voices of pupils and students are evidenced?

• Mediation, Independent Supporters, advocacy, and other sources of help.

• Innovative ways to use EHCPs in transition.

Lawyers and education specialists will answer these questions and more, talk you through the process and provide ideas.

Where: St Alban’s Centre, Baldwins Gardens, London EC1N 7AB

When: Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 10am to 2.30pm

Cost: £15 for parents/carers, £45 for professionals

For more information or to sign up, email Alex Johnson at or visit

This is the first in an annual series of parent and professional seminars for 2016/17. You can also sign up now for the other seminars below:

Wed 8th Feb 2017 : The Care Act & person centered support for young people 16+ with SEND

Thurs 11th May 2017: Early Intervention and Autism Diagnosis

Thurs 29th June 2017: Transition to Adult Life I – Further education, Mental Capacity, health assessments

Tues 14th Nov 2017: Transition to Adult Life II – Housing, benefits, employment, financial planning

All seminars are held at: St Alban’s Centre, Baldwins Gardens, London EC1N 7AB from 10am to 2.30pm and include lunch. Nearest tube Chancery Lane (Central Line).