We are delighted to be able to re-start our face-to-face workshops for parents and carers back at our base, The Bolton CVS Hub, in central Bolton. We have developed 2 new workshops that we hope will support parents and carers new to the SEND journey, as well as those that need a refresher!

SEN Support and the graduated approach explains all there is to know about SEN Support, the level of additional provision that comes before an EHC Plan. This year settings have been given new resources to help them support pupils who receive SEN Support, we will introduce these new resources to parents in these workshops. This workshop covers all ages, from nursery through to college, for anyone who has a child or young person that doesn’t have an EHC Plan. if you feel that your child or young person, this is the workshop for you too as SEN Support needs to be evidenced as part of the EHC Needs Assessment. To read more about this workshop and for dates and booking click here

EHC Plans – understanding your child or young person’s EHC Plan explains all there is to know about EHC Plans. You may have a new one, you may be approaching a transition stage, or you may just need a bit of a refresher, the content is all suitable for you. It will also support parent’s understanding if you are currently in the process of EHC Needs Assessment (an application has been submitted.) We also cover the annual review process and appeals regarding EHC Plans. To read more about this workshop and for dates and booking click here

We will be using a large room at The Hub, so we can ensure social distancing. If you have attended one of our sessions before, you will notice some small changes to keep you safe – all attendees will receive their own workshop pack, so no sharing is needed and we won’t be passing around handouts! Refreshments will be from disposable cups and individual sachet, our bowls of sweets have been retired for now! The Hub has been open throughout the lockdowns as part of Bolton’s Covid response, so they accustomed to cleaning down and keeping visitors safe.