What does the workshop cover?

This workshop has been developed to support parents and carers gain a general overview of special educational needs and/or disabilities in Bolton. Our aim during this session is to help you understand the many aspects of SEND that can come together to support your family when you have a child or a young person with additional needs. 

We’ve taken all the topics, queries and even complaints that come up regularly and designed a session that aims to answer as many of these as possible. SEND isn’t all about EHC Plans, there’s a lot more to the picture and we hope this workshop will guide you through the SEND landscape.

The content of the session includes delving into SEND law and how it can support your child or young person, whether they have an EHC Plan, or not. We cover the recent changes in SEND and how these processes work in Bolton, also we touch briefly on the difference between SEN Support and EHC Plans. We’ll explain the how the law interprets SEN and learning disabilities.

It might be that you are new to the SEND journey, your child may have a recent diagnoses or maybe school have mentioned to you that your child may have SEN, or you may have be a few years along the way, the content of this workshop will be suitable in both cases, either as an introduction or a refresher. 


Suitable for:

All ages, 0-25

Any level of SEND


Mini overview:

Disability & SEND Law

Bolton SEND

Education Explained   

About our workshops in general

Usually our sessions are always run in small, informal groups, this allows for parents to ask questions and receive answers there and then. We encourage conversation and parents who have attended workshops tell us this makes the sessions even more beneficial. For the rest of 2020 we anticipate we will be holding them as webinars.

Our webinars are a little shorter, around 90 mins, plus time for a Q&A at the end. When we meet in person, the sessions are 2 1/2 hours we always have a short break and drinks and snacks are provided throughout the session.

The content of all our workshops are legally accurate and up to date with Bolton SEND processes as they are written by Cheryl Wyatt from IAS who has current legal SEND training. Through our work as a parent carer forum we work closely with Bolton Council and the NHS to ensure that the information about processes and services is also accurate.

All attendees are given a handout to take home that covers the content of the sessions and legally based information. We will email these to attendees of our webinars.

This workshops and webinars are hosted by Cheryl Wyatt from IAS and Nan Cooper from BPC, both of whom are parents to teenagers with SEND.

Our workshops are held at The Bolton Hub which has car parking nearby, details of which can be found by clicking here

Our webinars are held over Zoom.

Dates for 2020



Online Booking Form for SEND 2020 Workshop