created by NB published on 08 October 2018

A SEND workshop for Barnet parents and carers that has been jointly organised by education and representatives of the Barnet SEND parent community.

The workshop is an opportunity for the Barnet community to learn more about how we can work together to prepare our children and young people for adulthood from their earliest years. Young people need to be supported to achieve a level of independence, good health, friendships, relationships, community inclusion and employment. The workshop talks about early planning for these outcomes from the earliest years and is aimed at parents / carers of children and of young people with SEND from pre-school to age 25 years.

Our guest speaker, Linda Jordan, has worked for the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI) since 2011 and previously worked for the Valuing People Team from 2002. Linda is a teacher by profession and has been a senior SEND manager in local authorities.   Linda is the parent of a woman with a learning disability.

The workshop aims to:

  • share updates relating to Barnet SEND
  • provide an update on the national context and developments from education, health and social care with regards to meeting the Preparing for Adulthood needs of children and young people (0-25) with SEND in Barnet.
  • present the ‘Barnet Multi-Agency Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) Protocol’ and how this can be accessed and utilised by both parents / carers and professionals
  • hear from Barnet’s Parent / Carer Forum (BPCF) about their role and work they are currently undertaking
  • present information about the ‘Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants’ project in Barnet and how this supports learning and promoting independence.
  • offer a question and answer session to provide an opportunity for parents / carers and professionals

Please see the slides for the event below:

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