Places are filling fast for our upcoming free webinar with Wigan
Council, one of the Department for Education's (DfE) pathfinder
sites, to highlight the work that is taking place around the
special educational needs (SEN) reforms.
The free to access webinar will take place on
Tuesday 1 October at 10am until 11am.
The webinar will be presented by Michael Chew, Children's
Service Manager: Targeted and Specialist Commissioning from Wigan
Council and In Control's Children's Programme lead, Nic Crosby. It
will discuss the work being undertaken by Wigan Council to join up
funding and develop a single plan supported by a single budget.
In light of the current reforms underway in SEN, will see
families given personal budgets for SEN support, and a joined-up
approach from education, health and social services to plan
support, this webinar will be of value to anyone involved in the
delivery of the reforms set out in the
Green Paper including:
- Leads in children's social care, SEN, PCTs or clinical
- Headteachers, governors or SENCOs in schools
- Children's services commissioners
- Parent/carer forums
- Adult services
- Employment and training providers
There will also be an opportunity to ask the panelists questions
after the presentations.
What is a webinar and how do you take
Webinars are an online live broadcast consisting of a
presentation and audio. It is easy to take part, all you need is a
computer with internet connection and speakers (so you can hear the
audio) and a mic (so you can participate in the question and answer
sessions if you wish). If you do not have speakers or a mic, then
you can access the audio via a telephone. You can also now access
our webinars from your mobile device.
Further information on how to access In Control's webinars can
be found on our webinar web
How to register
There are a limited number of places available for
this webinar so we advise you to register early. Please note in the
event of maximum capacity being reached, priority access will be
given to members of In Control and to individuals and family
To reserve your place for the webinar follow this registration
link. A confirmation email with joining instructions
will be sent once you register.
Can't attend the webinar but want to find out
If you cannot attend the webinar but would like to find out more
about the work In Control is doing to support the SEN reforms and
to receive copies of the presentation then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Control's Children's Programme
Over the past seven years, In Control has been working closely
with a growing number of children's services, families, children
and young people as well as partners in the health services and
voluntary and community sector.
Our Children's Programme is a membership programme which local
authorities and providers join annually. Our strength is in our
members and more than a third of English councils are currently
members. All demonstrate a consistent willingness to share and
build on their experiences in order to speed up changes, develop
best practice and share the latest cutting edge information, tools
You can find out more about our Children's Programme on this web page. Alternatively you can