Covid-19 Live Webinars

We have been hosting a series of live interactive webinars very early on in the pandemic to support parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disability as they respond to the challenges associated with COVID-19.

Coming next ...

 

'COVID-19: legal risks, liabilities & insurance' for home care providers

Thursday 18 June 2020

Time: 2 pm

Location: live webinar on Webinar Jam

 

About this event

We recognise the incredible pressure that the COVID-19 outbreak has on the way services from home care providers is delivered safely in the homes of our clients whose children and young people have assessed care and support needs. 

 

Having regard to potential risk and liability during this difficult time should form part of your business continuity planning. 

 

We are delivering our first FREE webinar for home care agencies/providers on the potential risk and liabilities that could arise as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

In this event we look at:

 

  • Legal and regulatory risks and liabilities 

  • Potential sources of a claim

  • The types of situations that may arise potentially resulting in a prosecution or civil claim against a provider

  • Insurance

  • Practical tips and proactive steps

Please register your interest here using your organisations official email address:

Once registered you will receive an email with a unique link to Webinar Jam.

Previous webinars ...

'Covid-19: Understanding Furlough & Your Rights'

Thursday 21 May 2020

Time: 2 pm

Location: live webinar on Webinar Jam

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About this event

 

We're very excited to announce this very special webinar!

 

We have guest speaker Nan Rogers (award wining investment banking professional) joining us to give a brief introduction to Furlough under the UK Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

 

This webinar will also look at your rights in regards to income, benefit status and employment status if you're shielding, a carer or self-isolating. 

 

This topic will be of interest to all, whether you identify as disabled or not, or care for a disabled child or adult. 

 

You don't want to miss this one!

'COVID-19 & the changes to welfare benefits, assessments and other support'

Monday 11 May 2020

Location: live webinar on Webinar Jam

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About this event

In this webinar we aim to bring together a summary of the latest updates and changes to welfare benefits such as Carers Allowance, Universal Credit and Tax Credits, Council Tax and much more. 

 

This topic will be of interest to all, whether you identify as disabled or care for a disabled child or adult. 

NEW: Covid-19 & the law. The latest on changes to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and what the statistics say

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Time: 2 pm

Location: live webinar on Webinar Jam

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About this event

Since our first webinar when we looked at the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the implications for your child with Special Educational Needs and Disability, the Secretary of State for Education has issued its notice amending the legal duty to provide provision under section 42 [Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA)] which is in relation to the duty to secure special educational provision and health care provision in an EHC plan to a ‘reasonable endeavours’ duty. There are also changes to timescales for EHC processes. 

 

This webinar analyses what some of these temporary legislative changes will mean for your child or young person with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

We also look at the latest official statistics and data for 2020 related to children and young people with a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or education, health and care (EHC) plan in England published on 7 May 2020. 

'COVID-19 & the flexible use of Direct Payments for social care & obtaining PPE for support workers.'

Monday 4 May 2020

Time: 2 pm

Location: live webinar on Webinar Jam

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Information in these presentation slides are accurate as of 05.05.2020 at 7:24 pm

About this event

In this webinar we look at:

 - What is a personal budget
 - What is a direct payment
 - Flexible use of direct payments during COVID-19
 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for personal assistants
 - Where to find further information

'COVID-19 & the law on SEN and Social Care Provision'

 

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Location: live webinar on Zoom

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About this event

This webinar will consider the implications of the new Coronavirus Act 2020 for your child or young person with Special Educational Needs and Disability and the delivery of their provision across education and social care.

The webinar is presented by the founder of The Disability Representation Unit who together with the team have been closely monitoring the Governments response to education and social care as it relates to special needs and disability and keeping parents and guardians reliably informed. 

In this webinar, we look at:
- What is the Coronavirus Act 2020
- Implications for the delivery of special education for children and young people
- Implications for The Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal
- The new (temporary) changes to the Care Act 2014 as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020
- (brief recap on what the Care Act 2014 is)
- Implications for young people transitioning to adulthood
- Implications for adult social care

- Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities

- Responding to Covid-19: the ethical framework for adult social care

- Any changes to children social services
- Care Act 2014 duties and responsibilities that remain in force
- Where to find further information

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