Guest speakers include Judge Jane McConnell, lead SEND Tribunal Judge, and & Steve Broach who has been involved in many recent challenges of Local Authority cuts to SEN budgets.
The SEND Pilot Regulations – one year on
Tribunal Judge Jane McConnell, will discuss the SEND appeal process and the new SEND Pilot Regulations – what issues can be considered the Tribunal and the types of cases where a recommendation by the Tribunal can be helpful. Also, what experts, witnesses and SEND advisors can do to assist the appeal process.
Education, Health and Social Care and post-19 provision
Stephen Broach, barrister, will discuss the different approaches to eligibility taken by education, health and social care and the different approaches for young people both with and without EHCPs. He will focus on how the transition duties should operate as young people move from children’s to adult services.
Key SEN cases
Laxmi Patel, Head of Boyes Turner’s SEN team, will go through what we have learnt from the most significant cases that have helped to develop the SEN arena since the Children and Families Act came into force in 2014.