Conferences

Each year, Family Voice Norfolk holds a Conference where families can find out about all things to do with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

It’s also an opportunity for us to hear from families and for families to talk face-to-face with key managers from the local authority, health services and providers.

The Conference gets bigger and more popular each year.

2024 Conference reports

2024 Conference programme 2024 Conference report

2024 Workshops

Rob Cole and Alison Toombs -Supporting families earlier with SEND. Niamh Keane - SENDIASS - Overview of an EHCP FVN conference Greg Lonergan - Welfare Rights - Overview of benefit entitlements Clare Angell, Dre Bell, Kerry Kleinau and Amy Pease Neurodevelopmental services – an overview of priorities to improvement and practical support for families. Lee Gibbons (ASD Helping Hands) Autism Spectrum Disorders and Communication.

2023 Conference reports

2023 Conference report Conference report appendix Louise Warren key note speech 2023 Conference programme

2023 Workshops

Being & keeping healthy - Mark Gower Jacqui Millard Jody Fox Being healthy as an adult - Roger Allen Being independent as an adult - Roger Allen Being part of the community as an adult - Roger Allen Preparing for Adult Life outcomes & Employment Pathway - Roger Allen Gina Whiley Big Norfolk Holiday Fun - Emma van Deventer Neurodiversity - diagnosis pathway & support for families - Clare Angell Kerry Kleinau Overview of Benefit Entitlements - Greg Lonergan Short Breaks - Robert Cole TITAN & Transport Team - Karl Chapman Wendy Matsell Jacky Batchelor EHCP progress update - Sam McCallum Amanda Walsh

2020

2020 Conference Report 2020 Conference Report Appendix 2020 Conference Programme

2020 Workshops

Supporting children at SEN support in mainstream schools Direct Payments Support Service Kids SEND Mediation Keeping it in the Family Preparing for Adult Life Supporting your child to develop their communication skills Reviewing an Education, Health and Care Plan

2019

2019 Conference Report 2019 Conference Report Appendix

2019 Workshops

Opening Speech by Sara Tough Ten Step Guide to Successful Transition Planning by Frank Crowdy Just One Norfolk by Fay Spencer ASD Pathway by Alan Hunter Provision Expected at SEN Support by Steph Ashew Your Voice - how children and young people can give their views and shape the Local Offer by Wayne Doman Reviewing an Education, Health and Care Plan by Janina Schiebler

2018

2018 Conference Report 2018 Conference Report Appendix

2018 Workshops

Opening Speech by Jonathan Stanley Personalised Travel Payments with Will Tait Speech and Language Therapy with Claire Taylor Early Notification with Mark Gower and Pam Singh Ten Steps to Transition with Frank Crowdy Understanding EHCPs with Janina Schiebler Health Transition with Mark Gower Carers Matters with Karen Sheen Independent Travel with Karl Chapman Child & Young People Local Offer with Wayne Doman

2017

Annual Conference Report 2017