These training days are now fully booked - we will update this page should any more places become available. 

Thanks to grants from Essex Community Foundation and The Mrs Smith and Mount Trust for London, we are pleased to be offering our one day Introduction to SEND law training for free to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who are residents of Essex or London.

When is the training?

Essex residents: 15th June 2021 or 14th July 2021 FULLY BOOKED

London residents: 7th July 2021 or 28th September 2021 FULLY BOOKED

Time: 10am to 3pm

Format: delivered virtually via Zoom webinar

What does the training cover?

Our Introduction to SEND Law training has been designed specifically for parents and carers and aims to give a practical understanding of the law, enabling families to use it to secure the education that their child is legally entitled to.

This training aims to: 

  • Give you an introduction to the law, including where to find it, basic definitions and it’s scope 
  • Inform you of what your education setting and local authority should be doing to help 
  • Guide you through the process of obtaining an EHC plan and helping you to understand what it should contain 
  • Take a more in depth look at naming a school or college in an EHC plan 
  • Give you ample opportunity for questions and answers 

How do I book?

If you are a resident of Essex or London and would like to take advantage of this free training please fill in our booking form. 


Once we receive your booking, we will get in touch to confirm your place and to request evidence of your address, for example: utility or council tax bill, bank statement, drivers license etc.

In the event that these sessions are over subscribed, priority will be given to those on a low income, particularly those in receipt of benefits and tax credit (proof will be required). 

If you have any questions about this training please do not hesitate to contact our Training Coordinator, Robert Chapman, at [email protected].