Leeds SENDIASS news and events

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Service announcements

January 2023

Leeds SENDIASS is offering an online training information session to professionals in education, health and social care, including the voluntary sector.

The aim of the training is to increase professional’s knowledge of SEND law, guidance and local policy in key SEND areas including SEND support, SEND funding, Education Health and Care plan processes, SEND tribunals and Preparing for Adulthood information.

We also hope to support a greater understanding of parent/carer's queries and professional's roles and duties in SEND processes.The training session will also include a question and answer section.

Book a place

Drop-in advice sessions

Join us for an informal chat, over a cuppa, to recieve relevant information and advice about your SEND query.

No appointment is needed, just drop by during the session and take a ticket, our officers will get to you as soon as they can.

We also offer some pre-bookable 15 minute advice slots. If you would like to pre-book then please contact us.

Upcoming dates:

  • 27th February, 12:30pm-2:30pm @ Armley Library, LS12 1UQ
  • 27th March, 12:30pm-2:30pm - St George's Centre,LS10 4TQ
  • 24th April, 12:30pm-2:30pm @ Technorth, LS7 3NB
  • 22nd May, 12:30pm-2:30pm @ Armley Library, LS12 1UQ
  • 26th June, 12:30pm-2:30pm - Beeston Community Hub, LS118BN

Information sessions

Join our virtual information sessions for information and advice on the most requested SEND Topics.

If you can no longer attend the session you have booked onto, please could you cancel your booking or let us know in advance of the session. It allows us to offer the support elsewhere to our service users.

SEND support in mainstream schools

This information session covers what SEND support can be accessed in school, requesting, preparing for and attending SEND meetings, the Graduated Response, reasonable adjustments, and receiving support from other agencies.         

Next dates:

  • 6th March 2023 at 5:15pm
  • 16th March 2023 at 1pm
Click here to book your place.

EHC needs assessments

This information session covers how to request an assessment, guidance for filling in the application forms, information on the process, including time lines.         

Next dates:

  • 2nd March at 10am
  • 20th March at 5:15pm
Click here to book your place.

Refusal to Assess Appeals

The information session will cover appealing decisions to the SEND tribunal in relation to an EHC needs assessment, including mediation, the tribunal process, and preparing paperwork.         

Next dates:

  • 13th March at 5:15pm
  • 21st March at 10am
Click here to book your place.

Section I Placement Appeals

This information session covers appealing the section I decision. It includes the appeals process, mediation, filing in the appeal form, appeal timeline and possible outcomes         

Next dates:

  • 27th February at 5:15pm
  • 8th March at 1pm
Click here to book your place.

More SEND news and events

Find out more about other SEND news and events, happening both locally and nationally.

Information in this section is not endorsed by Leeds Sendiass. We are not responsible for the content of sites or services offered by third parties.

  • March 2023 - SEND Transformational Reform
  • The Governement have announced their plan for better, fairer access to high quality special educational needs and disabilities support. You can read more about this here.