The Council for Disabled Children's conference will focus on children with the most complex needs, implementation of the SEND reforms, and ongoing reform in education
CDC’s conferences offer a unique opportunity to understand, debate and influence the direction of policy and practice affecting disabled children and those with SEN. This year we will be focusing on:
Children with the most complex needs – continuing care for children and young people; understanding the Transforming Care agenda; and children in 52 week residential placements.
Implementation of the SEND reforms - the latest Children and Families Act case law; the view from the SEND Tribunal; and findings from the first six months of the new inspection framework.
Ongoing reform in education – the re-introduction of selective education; giving schools responsibility for pupils they exclude; and re-distribution of education high needs funding.
We have an exceptional line-up of speakers includes senior representatives from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission, the Department of Health, the Department for Education and the SEND Tribunal. You also have a choice of workshops on the issues that matter to you.
CDC welcomes parents to attend, however, this is not specifically a parent’s conference. We understand funding limits and have made available 5 free places to parents and young people who would otherwise be unable to attend. These tickets will be allocated by ballot.