Plymouth SEND and Celebration Conference

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Plymouth SEND and Celebration Conference is run by Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) and is for parents, carers, professionals and anyone with an interest in SEND in Plymouth.

The next SEND and Celebration 2022 event will be held in two parts:

  • SEND and Celebration Part 1: Monday 14th – Friday 25th March 2022
    Every weekday evening there will be an online presentation or workshop to take part in.
  • SEND and Celebration Part 2: Wednesday 15th June 2022
    PPCV hope to hold an in-person event at Plymouth Guildhall (Covid permitting).

You can find more information about this years SEND and Celebration event at:

How to Book

Register with PPCV at:

Once you have registered, you will be sent an email with the links of all the presentations and workshops you can join.

Miss the Previous SEND and Celebration Event?

If you missed the previous 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.

Plymouth SEND Conference events that have previously been held at Plymouth Guildhall have offered a wide range of stalls focusing on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Famililes have received 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 SEND and Celebration event or Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) please contact Claire Paddon at:

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