Plymouth SEND Conference

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The Plymouth SEND 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 SEND Conference 2023 is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 24 May 2023 at Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth PL1 2BJ.

PPCV invite local groups and companies to run a stand advertising the groups and activities that are available for children and young people with SEND. It is an opportunity to catch up with advisors and service providers for an informal discussion. There will presentations and workshops to join. A light lunch will also be included.

The event (including lunch) is FREE to PPCV members, £5 to non-members. Parent/carers and professionals can join PPCV below and be notified of future events.

How to Join PPCV

Register with PPCV at:

Being a registered member of PPCV will also give you access to the members portal.

Register for SEND Conference

Miss the Previous SEND and Celebration Event?

If you missed the a previous SEND Conference, you can access recordings and presentations through the PPCV members portal. The members portal also contains presentations from PPCV regular Coffee and Cake meetings. To access, 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. Families 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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