We are delighted to be hosting a 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 webinar will take place on Tuesday 1 October at 10am
until 11am and it is free to access.
We are currently in the midst of the biggest reform of SEN for
30 years which will see families given personal budgets for SEN
support, and a joined-up approach from education, health and social
services to plan support.
Twenty pathfinder sites have been selected by the DfE to test
out the different elements of the Green Paper including developing a single
assessment and plan.
Michael Chew, Children's Service Manager: Targeted and
Specialist Commissioning from Wigan Council will join us for this
webinar to talk about the work being undertaken by them to join up
funding and to develop a single plan supported by a single
Nic Crosby, our Children's Programme lead will join Michael to
talk about the work that In Control is doing to support Wigan
Council and to provide an update of national developments.
There will also be an opportunity to ask the panelists questions
after the presentations.
This webinar will be particularly beneficial to anyone involved
in the delivery of the reforms set out in the Green Paper
- 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
What is a webinar and how do you take part?
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 page.
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
A confirmation email with joining instructions will be sent once
Can't attend the webinar but want to find out more?
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 email Nic Crosby at email@example.com