22nd Children’s Programme Residential ‘Raising Expectations’ set for March

'Raising Expectations' is In Control's 22nd Residential as part of its Children's Programme, focusing this year on helping those taking forward work on Personal Health Budgets with In Control as part of the NHS England funded project.

Held on 4th and 5th March at the Met in Leeds, this event once again invites members of In Control's Children's Programme, as well as non members and family members, to be part of what will be fantastic opportunity to not only gain insight into key topics but also meet others working in the field and share best and innovative practice.

Last year's residential, 'Coming of Age' was a huge success providing delegates with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the national picture, where the personalisation agenda is and the growing awareness of the need for the inclusion of parents and families within the implementation process.

And this year's will be just as informative and inspirational with topics such as:

  • What the new Code of Practice for SEN could mean for those working in the field
  • Implementing both the Code and personal budgets and what our experiences tell us about implementation
  • Four workshops setting out key areas for work and supporting people in developing local approach
  • Assessment and allocation
  • Commissioning support for families - information, planning and managing personal budgets
  • Developing a workforce focused on outcomes and person centred working
  • Preparation for Adulthood
  • POET Early findings....what next?

Speakers include:

  • Sherann Hillman, Co-chair National Network for Parent Carer Forums
  • Andrew Baxter, DfE
  • Chris Easton, NHS England
  • Miro Griffiths, board member of Think Local Act Personal (TBC)
  • Meera Craston SQW
  • Glyn Connolly and parent carer
  • Rachel Salter, WFIP
  • Nicola Gitsham, NDTi and PfA;

… as well as key members from In Control such as Vidhya Alakeson who recently published a book, 'Delivering personal health budgets'. You can read more about her view on the challenges faced as part of the implementation of NHS personal health budgets here.

Members are entitled to two free places as part of their membership of our Children's Programme which includes up to two nights accommodation (on the 3rd and 4th March) with additional places available at a discounted rate of £275.00 per place. To book your place as a member, contact Caroline Jowett as soon as possible as places will fill fast via

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Last Updated : 13 January 2014. Page Author: marijke.hirst.