London SEND Strategic Managers and Parent Carer Network.

Introduction

This Group has been growing from strength to strength ever since its inception in 2008 under the auspices of Commissioning Support for London, Children and Families Programme. It was extended to the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) in 2015.


The Network has complemented the SEND regional co-ordinator programme
and allows members the opportunity to hear about, discuss and consider the
implications of new and current legislation, policy decisions, consultations and
initiatives related to SEND.

It is funded by subscriptions.

Membership

Membership of the group is open to senior managers in local authorities, health services and voluntary organisations who have responsibility for strategic development for more than one service for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Some health providers are members in their own right.

To ensure parent carer representation, membership includes the NNPCF Steering Group members for London and parent representatives from the three London regional National Network of Parent Carer Cluster groups (NNPCF).

Why join?

The Network delivers a range of events that provide relevant information and opportunities to network and share good practice for members of the network.

Members can contact the facilitator (Kay Moore, contact details opposite) at any time asking for ideas form other members, or to advertise new jobs or events.

 

Governance and Events

Management and governance

The network is supported by a Steering Group of local authority, health organisations and voluntary sector representatives.  Members of the Steering Group help to design events and chair meetings of the network.  

Meetings

The network meets a minimum of four times a year, (or more frequently if income from subscriptions allow).  Meetings provide an opportunity for members to receive policy updates and share practice.  A wide range of themes are covered each year.

At the end of the year the network joins with the SEND regional co-ordination programme for London.

Additionally, updates are provided at each Network event about the London Region SEND Co-ordination programme on new resources and upcoming training.

Confirmed dates for the Network meetings for 2020-21 are:

  • Wednesday 25th November 2020
  • Wednesday 24th February 2021

Meeting will be held virtually at the present time.

Next meeting

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 25th November 2020. Please contact the facilitator for your MS Teams invitation.

Contact Details

SEND Strategic Managers' Network Coordinator: Kay Moore
londonstrategicmanagersnetwork@gmail.com