What are my child’s rights? webinar three

Council for Disabled Children logoOn 15 April 2021, our ‘What are my child’s rights?’ webinar, hosted by Donna Stephenson, Families Co-ordinator at Thomas Pocklington Trust and Tom Quilter from the Council for Disabled Children, was for  both professionals who work with blind and partially sighted children and young people and their families to discuss the rights they have within school. 

It covered:

  • the SEND code of practice.
  • the responsibilities of the local authority to ensure a child or young person has access to the right education.
  • what support SENDIASS can provide.

It also covered the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS), a free service for children and young people with disabilities and their parents in England.  SENDIASS teams can provide information about education, health and social care for children and young people.

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About Tom Quilter

Tom has extensive experience in working with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Since leaving university, he has completed an MSc in Social Research and worked within local authorities, social enterprises and the charity sector in service delivery, strategic management and campaigning and influencing roles.

About Donna Stephenson

Donna has worked in the health sector for many years. Prior to her current role as a family support officer, she was a personal assistant for three years supporting people who have a visually impairment.

In her spare time, she runs a support page for family members who have a loved one that is visually impaired. She is very passionate about this as her husband has sight loss.

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