SEND Bulletin: March


LIIA SEND Bulletin March 2023

The Bulletin includes news and opportunities for colleagues working in SEND, including upcoming national and regional events. With thanks to Cathy Hamer (NW Region) for information on national events and developments.

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LIIA was pleased to host our second London SEND Summit at the Guildhall on Friday 24th March. Materials from the summit are available to download.

At the ALDCS Summit in February, we heard from Teresa Hills, Head of Service at Merton, who spoke powerfully about the impact of the Leadership in Colour Programme and offered vital takeaways for systems leaders to address anti-racism.

LIIA's placement student, Trainee Clinical Psychologist Amber Qureshi, reflects on 6 months working with the team.

This month, LIIA ran a workshop for London Authorities and colleagues across the SEND Partnership looking at the new Ofsted Inspection Framework for Local Area SEND Inspections.


LIIA (working on behalf of the Association of London Directors of Children's Servics) shortlisted for prestigious London Government Chronicle (LGC) award.

Please find the SEND Bulletin for February here, available for download. 

'Together for London's Children'

This week saw us proudly host our annual children’s summit and first in-person event post-pandemic at The Livery Hall, Guildhall alongside the Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS). It was attended by over 160 delegates made up of a wide variety of London-wide senior figures from children and young people’s services.

Click to read more about event!


London's Directors of Children's Services and Practice Leaders develop shared regional statement of 'Principles & Practice for In Person Working in Child & Family Social Work' in line with best practice and to promote equity across the workforce.

LIIA has recently taken over co-ordination of the Youth Justice Strategic Leader's Network. Click here to read the latest YJSL Newsletter.





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LIIA and the Your Choice team were joined by Martin P Griffiths CBE DL Trauma Surgeon and Violence Reduction Lead NHS England, and Clare Bingham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.


The Adolescent Safeguarding in London practice handbook is now available, commissionined by LIIA and funded by the DfE via the Recovery Fund.