Parent Talks launches today!

Season 1 of Parent Talks launches at 10am on 26 June! Following 3 successful Virtual SEND Conferences for educational professionals, we bring you Parent Talks. A series of online talks, delivered like a TV series, Parent Talks has been created to provide useful information that is easily accessible and great value for parents of children and young people with SEND.

Hear from presenters with personal experience of SEND – parents, professionals, pioneers – who share their insights and practical advice across a wide range of topics. The great news is, it’s just £10 to access all 12 talks in Season 1. Parents can watch online, as often as they like, anytime from 26 June 2020.

Teachers – please could you share this information about Parent Talks with parents and carers at your school.


  • Hear from presenters with personal experience of SEND – parents, professionals, pioneers – who share their insights and practical advice.

  • Covers a wide variety of SEND topics – take a look at the programme below, there really is something for everyone!

  • Access anytime – watch online when and where you want, pause and re-watch as many times as you like.

  • Great value – one payment of £10 gives you access to all 12 talks, plus the accompanying slides and tools.

Hear from our special guests Carrie and David Grant

Based on their own family experience and running a parent support group from their home for the past 6 years, TV personalities Carrie and David understand the challenges faced by parents of children with special needs and the lack of support available.

“One of the greatest needs for our children is to have school, health, social care and the family all working together. Parent Talks is promoting collaboration, and for this we are really grateful.”

Carrie and David Grant

With little practical guidance and support for parents and carers available from Government and Local Authorities, parents and carers of children and young people with SEND are often left to find their own support wherever they can. After listening to parents, carers and families, Parent Talks has been designed to cut through internet searches and Government policy to provide a library of practical and informative resources delivered by parents, education thought leaders and practitioners, in a format that’s easily accessible for busy families.

Why has Parent Talks been created?

Parents and carers can watch the talks as much as they want and can stop, rewind and pause presentations as often as necessary. You can also download the presentations and handouts that accompany each talk.

What’s covered in Parent Talks season 1?

Part 1 – launching 26 June

  • Feeling ready will never happen – so let’s start anyway!
  • Person Centred Intervention Planning: ‘What’s this all about’?
  • Supporting transition back to school post-closure
  • A step by step guide to how to apply for an EHC Assessment; participating in Annual and Transitional Reviews
  • Money matters: Disability Living Allowance and Universal Credit
  • Making autism easier to understand by bringing the sensory experience to life and supporting your child with the 3 C Pathway

Part 2 – launching 10 July

  • Understanding and managing avoidant and restrictive eating
  • Supporting a good transition to secondary school
  • The parental role in building resilience – promoting advocacy and self-advocacy for our young people
  • Support in the early years – help when your child has just been diagnosed
  • Dealing with school refusal
  • What every parent/carer needs to know about Personal Budgets in education, including young people aged 19 or over

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