We develop and provide free training sessions for parents and carers, volunteers and schools and professionals.
Sessions can be planned from one hour to two and half hours and are bespoke, so that we can tailor the package to your individual requirements.
Parents and carers
Our training sessions are designed to enable you to meet other parents and carers in an informal and welcoming atmosphere. Meeting other parents or carers in similar situations can often act as another form of support, whilst also helping you make more informed decisions.
The training is delivered by a Devon Information, Advice and Support officer who will lead small group discussions and exercises as well as providing you with printed information and an attendance certificate.
The Child’s View
The course focuses on the Children and Families Bill and specifically considers the views and aspirations of the child or young person involved.
Children with SEND – Achieving their potential
This session looks at preparing children with SEND for the transition from primary school to secondary school, post 16 and into adulthood.
This can be a challenging time for young people with SEND, so it is very important that during this time they make the right decisions about their future support.
This training course will help you to prepare your child by identifying their strengths and skills and understanding what support is required for each individual’s areas of need.
These training sessions can look at how to get the most from your meetings, helping you to plan out the key steps to a successful meeting and how to work in partnership with school staff and other professionals to achieve the best outcomes for your child in the time available.
These courses can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and help participants take control of their child’s future when meeting with other professionals.
Disability Discrimination and the Disability Equality Duty
These sessions explore the Equality Act and the duties attached to it that may have an impact on your child’s future. We can help you understand the terminology and how these Acts may have an effect your child’s rights.
In this session we explore the meaning and importance of being assertive, effective listening and how to be more confident in meetings to help you achieve the best outcomes for your child.
The Devon Information, Advice and Support Service (DIAS)
In these sessions we cover who the Devon Information, Advice and Support Service are, what we do, an overview of special educational needs services and how we can help you and parents and carers of children with SEND.