Plymouth SEND Conference

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Plymouth SEND Conference is run by Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV). Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the last Plymouth SEND Conference was a virtual conference held in two parts:

  • SEND and Celebration Part 1 Virtual Conference: Monday 8th – Friday 12th March 2021
  • SEND and Celebration Part 2 Virtual Conference: Monday 19th – Friday 23rd April 2021.

If you missed the SEND and Celebration virtual conference, you can now access recordings and presentations through the PPCV members portal. You will need to join PPCV, then register for access to the members portal using your unique membership number.

In previous years, the Plymouth SEND Conference has been held at Plymouth Guildhall. The event offers 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 have also been previously 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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