Herts Parent Carer Workshops Autumn 2021

HPCI Autumn Term Webinars are free and open to book now!  For full details about each seminar and to book please click on the dates below.

SEN Support in Mainstream Schools – for families whose child may have a special educational need but does not have an EHCP.  Wednesday 8 September (10:00 – 11:00) or Thursday 9 September (19:30 – 20:30)

EHC Needs Assessments part 1 – What is an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment? Does my child need one and how do I request one? Wednesday 15 September (10:00 – 11:00) or Thursday 16 September (19:30 – 20:30)

SEND Strategy – for parents and carers who are not able to attend one of the SEND Strategy Community events and would like to hear from Herts County Council about their proposals for a new SEND Strategy. Friday 17 September (10:00 – 11:00) or Wednesday 29 September (19:30 – 20:30)

Understanding the Local Offer – this session will help you understand what the Local Offer is and how to navigate the website. Friday 24 September (10:00 – 11:00)

Choosing a secondary school Wednesday 6 October (10:00 – 11:00)

Choosing a primary school Wednesday 13 October (19:30 – 20:30)

EHC Needs Assessments part 2 – weeks 6-12 of the 20-week process Wednesday 20 October (10:00 – 11:00) or Thursday 21 October (19:30 – 20:30)

Tribunals part 1 – How to lodge your appeal Tuesday 2 November (10:00 – 11:00) or Wednesday 3 November (19:30 – 20:30)

Making Meetings Matter Thursday 11 November (10:00 – 11:00)

EHCP Annual Reviews Tuesday 16 November (10:00 – 11:00) or Wednesday 17 November (19:30 – 20:30)

Tribunals part 2 – After you have lodged your appeal Tuesday 30 November (10:00 – 11:00) or Wednesday 1 December (19:30 – 20:30)

EHC Needs Assessments part 3 – Assessment Feedback / EHCP Planning meeting and beyond Tuesday 7 December (10:00 – 11:00) or Wednesday 8 December (19:30 – 20:30)

Herts Parent Carer Involvement (HPCI)

HPCI is the parent carer forum for Hertfordshire and part of a national network of parent carer forums. We are an independent parent carer led organisation with a network of parent carers from all over Hertfordshire.

It is a parent led organisation originally created as part of the Government’s Aiming High for Disabled Children agenda to get parents more involved in the shaping and improving of services

It can keep you informed about developments and services, gather your views on your experiences across education, health and social care and invite you to our events.

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 Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database (HAND)

If you are the parent or carer of a child or young person with an additional need or disability aged 0-25 years you can join the Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database (HAND)

To join HAND the child or young person’s special needs will have a substantial impact on their everyday life. They are likely to need additional support, adjustments and/or aid and adaptations to help them at school and at home.

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