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SEND Futures Conference 2019

SEND Futures Conference 2019 was held on 27th June. The resources from the conference are available here if you would like to find out what happened on the day or want to recap.

Who was there?

A total of 300 delegates attended which comprised:

  • 105 organisations
  • 38 parents and carers

Download a list of organisations who attended (pdf)

Thank you to Shoot You Ltd who kindly offered to film and edit a video of the conference without payment.

Conference Presentations 

Conference presentation slides (pdf)

The following videos were shown at the conference. Thank you to all children, young people and parents and carers who gave their time to take part.

Workshop presentations

Overview of workshops and content (pdf)

Individual workshops‚Äč

Investing in training to develop inclusion. Supporting the sector through peer-to-peer mentoring (pdf) 

Delivered by Rob Dembrey, Early Years Consultant, and Nada Hassanatou, Project Officer, Achieving for Children.

Leading a whole school approach to SEN support (pdf) 

Delivered by Natalie Packer (Guest speaker) - Education Consultant, specialising in SEN and School Improvement

Supporting girls and women with ADHD (pdf) 

Delivered by Jo Steer, Head of Emotional Health Service & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Achieving for Children & Ayesha Walker, film contributor and trainee teacher.

Therapies - Your View (pdf) 

Delivered by Doreen Redwood, Lead Children’s Health Commissioner, Kingston and Richmond Clinical Commissioning Groups & Anna Chiva, Associate Director of Special Educational Needs, Achieving for Children.

Towards a culture of co-production (pdf) 

Delivered by Jayne Fitzgerald founder member of Rotherham Parent Carer Forum & Catherine Ratcliffe, Associate for Contact.

Working together to make Richmond and Kingston disability friendly and inclusive boroughs (pdf). 

Delivered by Heather Mathew, Children and Young People's Voluntary Sector Strategic Lead Manager Richmond CVS and Zoe Williams, Head of Policy and Research, Achieving for Children.

Working with children with Autism Spectrum Conditions using a SCERTS informed process (pdf). 

Delivered by Alicia Crane, Educational Psychologist & Amanda Gaukroger, Trainee Educational Psychologist, Achieving for Children.

Transitions to Adulthood: 16-25, Vocational Pathways and Adult Services (pdf). 

Delivered by Eamonn Gilbert, Associate Director Commissioning, Ann Mason, 14-19 Manager, Clare Huntingford, Head of Education Business Partnerships and Vocational Pathways, Achieving for Children & Angelique Forrester + colleagues, Richmond Council & Jonathan Brown + colleagues, Kingston Council.


More content will be added to this section as soon.

Delegates were asked to provide their feedback throughout the SEND Futures Conference.

How are you feeling at the start SEND Futures 2019? (pdf)

SEND Futures Feedback WalL (pdf)

SEND Futures conference feedback summary (pdf)