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Please telephone 01384 817373 to book a place on all workshops and events.

Dudley SENDIASS Upcoming Events & Workshops

Dudley SENDIASS is a statutory service providing impartial support and advice to families of children and young people up to the age of 25 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). 

Over the coming months, we have a range of events taking place which parents and young people can get involved in.  See our previous events

Workshops

The remaining programme of workshops will continue to take place, however there will be an ongoing review of these.

Throughout the year, Dudley SENDIASS hosts a range of workshops each month for parents of children with SEND and Young People with SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disability) to access.  These workshops cover a range of topics and aim to provide information to enable you as a parent/carer or Young Person to be involved in.

Workshops and dates are as follows:

  • Accessing support within settings
    • Thursday 1st April 2021
    • Tuesday 4th May 2021
    • Tuesday 8th June 2021
    • Tuesday 6th July 2021
  • Understanding the EHCP process
    • Thursday 25th March
    • Tuesday 20th April 2021
    • Thursday 13th May 2021
    • Monday 24th May 2021 – 12noon – 2pm
    • Monday 14th June 2021
    • Wednesday 30th June 2021 – 12noon – 2pm
    • Wednesday 14th July 2021
  • Understanding your draft EHCP
    • Tuesday 17th March
    • Wednesday 28th April 2021
    • Wednesday 19th May 2021
    • Thursday 17th June 2021
    • Tuesday 20th July 2021
  • Meetings in schools
    • Tuesday 30th March
    • Thursday 27th May 2021
    • Wednesday 23rd June 2021

To find out more about these events or to book your place email the service at dudley.sendiass@dudley.gov.uk

Online Consultations

We are currently offering telephone and Microsoft Teams consultations to parents who have children with SEND and Young People, to provide guidance and advice around decisions reached by the Local Authority, including participation in informal disagreement resolution.

Please email the service at dudley.sendiass@dudley.gov.uk or contact our office mobiles 07824 543233, 07900 161363 or 07929 777744

Online Young Persons Questions and Answers

We are running on-line Q&A sessions designed to give you an opportunity to ask questions and find out about the support you could have linked to your Post-16 hopes and aspirations.

All sessions are 4pm – 5pm

  • Thursday 11th and Tuesday 23rd March
  • Thursday 1st and Tuesday 20th April
  • Thursday 6th and Tuesday 18th May
  • Thursday 10th and Tuesday 22nd June
  • Thursday 8th and Tuesday 13th July

These sessions have been designed with young people in mind; to empower you to access impartial information and advice around SEND, whether you want to understand how you can be supported in your school/college or training provider or whether you have questions about the support available linked to your Post-16 plans.

Some young people access our service with their parents. If you want your parents or other family members to join the sessions with you, they are very welcome.

If you are a young person aged between 16-25 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, you have the right to contact SENDIASS separate from your families or carers. You may want to contact the service separately from your parents. You can do this and will receive confidential information and support that will allow you to participate in decisions.

The Online Young Persons Support sessions will look at specific areas and will provide legally based information and advice.

SEND support in settings

  • Explaining what support a school/college or training provider can offer
  • Support in requesting an education health care assessment

What is an EHCP?

  • What is an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan)
  • How it can help you in your setting or training provider
  • Timeline of the EHCP process

 To book a session, email the service at dudley.sendiass@dudley.gov.uk  We will need the following details

  • Name and contact email
  • Who will be in the session with you
  • Which session you would like to attend
Hold the Date

Following the success of the Post 16 Transition into Adulthood online sessions, Dudley Sendiass will be hosting the next set of sessions in June 2021.  The sessions for young peoples and parents will cover Education, Training, Employment, Community Inclusion, Independent Living and Health, focussing on the support offered to young people with SEND, with or without an EHCP by settings and organisations across these areas.