Have you seen the website for SEND Practitioners and beyond regarding the whole process for SEND post the 2014 change in the law?
I was lucky enough to be part of the research and delivery team lead by Amy Skipp of ASK Research.
Previously working in partnership with Gollcher Consultancy, I have been fortunate enough to contribute training and consultancy as part of several major national and regional projects. Helping to develop and improve outcomes for services for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, (SEND).
I was part of the founding team delivering accredited legal training for the newly created role of Independent Supporter, in partnership with Gollcher Consultancy. Delivered nationally by the Council for Disabled Children, we are part of a small team empowering this role designed to ensure that children, families and young people are at the centre of the process and given the chance to genuinely co-produce the Education Health & Care (EHCP) Plan, a legal document that should describe the aspirations of that family and young person and how all services should support them.
To find out more about Independent Support – Click Here.
Other examples of previous work in this sector include:
- Delivering Key Worker Training for various Local Authorities;
- Working as a regional facilitator for Early Support in England and Wales;
- Working as a regional facilitator for the Together for Disabled Children, Short Breaks development;
- Large scale consultations between families, disabled people and services;
- Public Speaker at conferences;
- Regional and local development work with the NWTDT & Merseyside Partners in Policymaking;
- Creative consultation events;
- Service reviews and evaluations.
If you are looking for further details and information about any aspect of this area, these links might help you:
- Early Support
- The Council For Disabled Children
- The SEND reforms 2014 & Independent Support
- Special Needs Jungle
- The National Network of Parent Carer Forums
- Contact a Family
To find out more about our life with our son – Click Here
“As Director of Development in Salford, I have had the privilege of working with Gav Cross whilst he led the introduction of Early Support across the city. Gav is an exceptional individual with wide ranging ability and personal integrity. As project lead he has injected energy into public service organisations and has used his motivational qualities to inspire the engagement of others. Gav thinks creatively, challenging routine expectations and finding ways to get the best for families. If you have the opportunity to work with Gav, don’t miss out!” Kate Lucy – Director of Development – Salford Primary Care Trust