What does the workshop cover?

This workshop has been developed in response to feedback from families. SEMH can be a difficult journey to navigate, we have designed this workshop to support parents and carers to gain an understanding of what and who can support you. 

We will focus on SEND law, looking at when a behaviour becomes a special educational need and what the law can do to help. 

There are alot of assumptions made about SEMH and behaviours that challenge and throughout the session we will bust those myths for you.

We’ll take a look at reasonable adjustments, reduced timetables, and external support available. Importantly too, you will be able to meet other families who are dealing with similar situations, knowing you are not alone can be very helpful.

This workshop is suitable for any family at any stage of the journey, particularly where your child has been receiving fixed term, or permanent exclusions from school.


Suitable for:

All ages, 0-25

Any level of SEND


Mini overview:

What do we mean by SEMH

Mythbusting & Law


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 aniticpate 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

Tuesday 19th November, 7.00pm

The webinar will start at 7.00pm and last for around 90minutes. We then also allow time for a Q&A if you still have any questions.

Online Booking Form for SEMH Workshop

We will contact you with a text reminder closer to the date of the webinar
We will send full Zoom details to this email address