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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
    • Tuesday 8th June 2021
    • Tuesday 6th July 2021
  • Understanding the EHCP process
    • Monday 14th June 2021
    • Wednesday 30th June 2021 – 12noon – 2pm
    • Wednesday 14th July 2021
  • Understanding your draft EHCP
    • Thursday 17th June 2021
    • Tuesday 20th July 2021
  • Meetings in schools
    • 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 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.

Online sessions for young people with SEND and support available at Post16

Dudley SENDIASS is hosting an online event for Young People with the aim of supporting them to make the transition into Post-16 settings/ training and adulthood.

The service will be hosting a series of online sessions, for Young People with SEND to join in from their devices, through MS Teams.

The sessions will be held over three weeks and will cover specific areas around how Young People with SEND can be supported in their transition into adulthood. A wide range of training and education providers, services and agencies who work with Young People will come together to showcase and advise on how they can support and engage Young People with SEND, as well as support participation in decisions relating to their Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Wednesday 16th June 2021 – Post 16 Educational Settings

10.00am - 11.00am - Staff from mainstream-colleges will be available to advise on how they can support you in the setting and meet your educational needs and/or disabilities, with or without an EHCP.
11.30am – 12.30pm - This session will have staff from specialist-Post-16 settings available to advise on how they will support you through your EHCP and what they have to offer.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – Employment and Post-16 Training Opportunities

10.00am - 11.00am - Local Post-16 training providers will tell you about the opportunities that are available within the area and how they will support you throughout your training, with or without an EHCP.
11.30am – 12.30pm - Agencies will come together to offer you support and guidance when considering how you can access support in employment and be job ready.

Wednesday 30th June 2021 – Making that transition into adulthood

10.00am - 11.00am – Community Inclusion - Agencies and services that will support you in gaining the skill set and confidence to get involved locally.
11.30am – 12.30pm – Independent Living - Agencies who may be able to support you to develop the skills needed to live independently.
1.00pm - 2.00pm - Health - Agencies within the Mental health and physical healthcare sector who can work with Young People with SEND to ensure your holistic needs are supported.