Plymouth SEND Conference

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Plymouth Parent Carer VoiceThe Plymouth SEND Conference is run by Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV). The latest Plymouth SEND Conference was on  Wednesday 8 May 2019 at Plymouth Guild Hall from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

There were a wide range of stalls focusing on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities offering families general information and help on a variety of subjects. Attendees were also able to choose talks and workshops relevant to their families and also speak to professionals. A light lunch was provided.

The following talks / workshops were available:

  • SEN Support
  • Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans)
  • Annual Reviews
  • Dyslexia
  • ACCESS (the new route for service referral i.e. CDC, CAMHS, ASD pathway etc)
  • Parent Carer Participation - how to get involved and make a difference
  • Plymouth Autism Amplified Project
  • Child Adolescence Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - Secondary (Anxiety and development understanding and responding to anxiety in secondary aged children with autism)
  • Child Development Centre - Primary (Anxiety and development understanding and responding to anxiety in primary aged children with a developmental condition)
  • New Plymouth Free School for Autism

Parents were able to speak to the following professionals / services:

  • Plymouth Information, Advice & Support for SEND (PIAS)
  • Preparing for Adulthood Team
  • Plymouth City Council 0-25 Team
  • Careers South West
  • Short Breaks
  • Educational Psychologist

For more information about the Plymouth SEND Conference or Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) please contact Claire Paddon at:

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