Events

Meeting with people who understand, learning from ‘experts by experience’ and from professionals, can help families to get the support they need, understand their rights and improve their lives.

See below for events that might be beneficial. Please contact us by clicking here to contact us with events that you like to publicise and let us know if we could arrange events, training or get togethers to meet your needs and those of your families.

WILLOW BOAT TRIP 

Tuesday 30th July 10 am to 3 pm 

Saul Junction, Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7LA

Join us for a relaxing and therapeutic boat trip.

The Willow Trust boats are specially built to take up to 30 people with the severest disabilities. They are both fully wheelchair accessible, and facilities include hydraulic lifts, disabled toilets, large windows, central heating and full safety equipment. Click here for details of the boats.

To reserve your place please complete the booking form by clicking here

PRIORTY PLACES GIVEN TO ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE ALLIANCE, to join click here

PAST EVENTS

 IPSEA FOUNDATION SEND LAW one day training for parents and carers

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The IPSEA one day introductory level course is aimed specifically at parents and aims to provide them with an overview of the law relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The course will provide information on the law, guidance, policy and practice and also aims to show parents how they can begin to use the law to gain support for their child with SEND.

The course relates to the law as it applies in England. This is a condensed one day course specifically tailored to parent and carers and is delivered during school friendly hours. Comments from the parents who attended were all positive:

‘Fabulous guidance from IPSEA presenter and also useful advice from the parents’.  ‘There was a lot to concentrate on, really glad I attended as I have learnt so much today’ ‘What a great day .. so empowering’ ‘Helped me recognise the importance of understanding this area of law’ ‘I was able to stand my ground at my child’s EHCP review thanks to the knowledge I learnt at this event’ ‘ Knowing our rights is going to make such a difference for our children’

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