Appealing EHC Needs Assessments, EHC Plans & Mediation 2nd December 2020

This practical training day covers appeals for EHCPs, the mediation process & the national trial of appealing health & social care provision
About this Event
SPCN are very pleased to welcome back Bren Prendergast ( to run a new training day for us. This practical training day covers appealing EHC (Education Health and Care) Needs Assessments, EHC Plans and Mediation, as well as the national trial of appealing health and social care provision in EHCPs.

You can appeal if you do not agree with the EHC plan your local authority has made, or if they:

refuse to make an EHC assessment or reassessement
refuse to create an EHC plan after making an assessment or reassessment
refuse to change the sections of an existing EHC plan which are about education (sections B, F and I)
decide your child does not need an EHC plan any more
Places are free for SPCN members who are parents/carers/guardians/other family members. We require a ÂŁ10 deposit to secure your place which is refundable at the end of the day you attend. When you book your ticket you will receive an email from with an invoice for your deposit and details of how to pay this. Unfortunately this has become necessary as we have incurred costs when people have booked places and then not attended. If the deposit will prevent you from being able to attend due to personal circumstances, please email or phone 07341 126455 for a confidential chat. The SPCN team do not want the introduction of the deposit to be a barrier to attending our training.

Professionals are also welcome to attend our Training Days and tickets are ÂŁ25.00 per person including lunch and refreshments. If you require an invoice to purchase a ticket please email

Bren Prendergast, BSc, BA(Hons), MEd, PGCE, PG Cert, AMBDA. PATOSS APC: 500002242-OF7079

Bren is a Specialist Teacher with additional qualifications in autism, dyspraxia and speech & language difficulties. She has been involved in local and national groups striving to improve outcomes for children with SEND is a charity offering bespoke training courses to parent groups (large and small) for the last ten years. The trainers have had over 20 years’ experience working within the SEND system.

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