The SEND Priority Workstream is led by Elaine Allegretti (DCS Dagenham and Redbridge). The work of the group is organised around the SEND themes identified by members as those most pressing in London. These are:

  • Preparation for adulthood
  • Speech, language and communication and social, emotional and mental health needs
  • Inclusion in mainstream
  • Quality of education, health and care planning
  • SEND leadership and governance
  • Workforce development

The group works closely with the SEND Regional Co-ordinator and SEND strategic managers network, developing a shared set of priorities and work programme which includes multi-agency partners. The first round of self-evaluation and peer challenge for the LIIA SEND Group is in relation to preparation for adulthood in autumn 2019.

Meetings and events


City of London will be hosting a SEND Conference this year on Friday 1 May 2020.

The conference is open to colleagues from Education, Health, Social Care and Parent Carers in all London boroughs. Further details are available here with all places free of charge and available on a first come, first served basis.

SEND Learning Event 29 November 2019


Strategic Managers and Parent Carer Network 5 12 19 Agenda

Next meeting: 6th February 2020 London Strategic Managers  and Paernt Carer Network Draft Agenda


SEND Regional Coordinator and LMSN programme Jan-March 2020