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Our Voice Parents Conference, Thursday 28th November 2019

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Dugdale Centre

39 London Road

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EN2 6DS

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The fourth annual Our Voice Parents’ Conference on Thursday, 28th November 2019 for parents and carers of children with SEND.

About this Event

This will be Our Voice's fourth annual conference. The event has been designed to take into account the feedback from the conference we had earlier this year in February 2019:

Introductions: We will have a short introduction from Our Voice Chair, followed by our distinguished speaker Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children and a prominent campaigner.

Q&A: We will have an extended Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask the panel of SEND Heads questions.

Workshops: We have a choice of 4 different workshops each lasting an hour, chosen following a survey of our members.

One-to-one sessions: We will again be offering the opportunity for parents and carers to book one or more 15-minute one-to-one sessions with professionals, to discuss specific questions and concerns regarding their child.

The agenda

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.30 Introduction from Our Voice Chair, and Dame Christine Lenehan

10.30 – 11.30 Panel Q&A session : A panel of all Service Area Heads will respond to questions from parents and carers.

11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break

11 .45– 12.45 Choice of two Workshops: Either: Managing Challenging behaviour at home OR: Information about inclusive activities available in Enfield and surrounding boroughs

Or: You can book one or more 15-minute one-to-one appointments with professionals to discuss specific issues regarding your child.

12.45 - 1.30 Lunch break

1.30 – 2.30 Choice of two workshops (See next page for a description of the workshop content)

Either Sensory Processing Difficulties Or What does a good Education Health Care Plan look like?

Or: You can book one or more 15-minute one-to-one appointments with professionals to discuss specific issues regarding your child.

Workshop options

11.45-12.45 :

EITHER: Positive Behaviour Support : This workshop looks at how parents can use Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) By trying to understand the meaning of the behaviour we can be mindful of the new skills we teach, make supportive changes in a person's environment and modify our own actions, so we may meet their needs. The workshop is suitable for those who have already attended a PBS workshop as well as those new to the topic.

OR: Inclusive activities in Enfield and surrounding areas: This workshop looks at some of the activities available for children with Disabilities and Special Needs, in Enfield and the surrounding area. We will look at how to find out the information you need on what is on and the accessibility of venues

1.30 - 2.30

EITHER: Sensory Processing iDifficulties:

Is your child sensitive to loud noises, bright lights and different clothing textures? Would you like to understand your child’s sensory needs more? This session aims to help parents understand sensory processing differences and discuss simple strategies for helping children manage their sensory needs. It will also outline the role of an Occupational Therapist in regards to sensory difficulties and the latest research.

OR: What should a good Education Health Care Plan look like?

In this informative workshop, we will be looking at:

• A brief overview of the EHCP and annual review process

• Top tips for completing the 'All About Me' section of the EHCP

• What a good Outcome should look like, based on your child's aspirations

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