Skylarks run regular online workshops on a variety of relevant topics.
You will have an opportunity to ask questions during the workshop. But if you have questions about your particular circumstances then we would request that you book an appointment with the SEND Advice Service via 'Request an appointment'
Please click on the links below to reserve your space:
Wednesday 15th September 10.00am-12.00pm. The first stage in the process of obtaining an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is to have an assessment of needs. This 2 hour webinar led by our SEND Advice Service Manager will provide you with all the information you need to understand how to request an EHC Needs Assessment, what evidence you may want to provide, what the LA should consider, what happens during and after an EHC Needs Assessment and what to do if the LA refuse your request.
Wednesday 6th October 10.00-12.00pm. A 2 hour webinar with our SEND Advice Service Manager aimed at people who do not yet have an EHCP, but would like to know more. The webinar will cover the process, including how to apply for an EHC Needs Assessment, what happens during the EHC Needs Assessment, what should be in the EHCP and your rights when choosing a school. There will be time to answer questions.
Wednesday 3rd November 10am-1pm. This is a 3 hour workshop on how two carry out a check of a draft EHCP. The Local Authority (LA) will ask you to review an EHCP and let them know off your choice of school whenever the EHCP is in draft form, which would be the first time an EHCP is issued and whenever any amendments are made thereafter. This workshop will guide you through what should be included in an EHCP and how to request amendments. It will also cover your legal rights when requesting a setting.
Wednesday 24th November 10.00am-12.00pm. Education, Health and care plans (EHCPs) should be reviewed within 12 months of first being issued and every 12 months thereafter (every 3-6 months for children under 5). This 2 hour webinar with our SEND Advice Service manager will guide you through the process that should be followed, how to prepare for a review and use it as an opportunity to request any changes you may want, and what to do if the LA makes a decision you do not agree with.