CDC National Virtual Event July 2021

CDC National Virtual Event July 202114Jul


Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 13:00

On the 14th July 2021, CDC ran a national virtual event for SEND Leads, DCO/DMOs/DSCOs, Children's Health Commissioners and regional parent carer forum representatives from across the country. The aim of the event was to update the sector, share knowledge and best pratice and learn from each other. The main plenary session consisted of:

  • An introduction from Dame Christine Lenehan, Director at CDC, on looking ahead; what does the current policy context mean for SEND?;
  • A presentation from Nick Whittaker, HMI & Specilaist Adviser SEND at Ofsted, on the Ofsted report 'SEND: old issues, new issues, next steps';
  • An update from Lorraine Mulroney, National Specialist Adviser for SEND at NHSE/I on the new SEND team;
  • An interactive polling session led by CDC;
  • A presentation from Anna Gardiner, Assistant Director- Health at CDC, on workforce development in the virtual world. 

You can view the main session here. 

Attendees at the event were given the opportunity to attend 2x workshops on variety of topics. Please find the workshop recordings below:

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