HPCI Member Update 20 May 2022

This week we wanted to share some of the information from the SEND Public Forum that HPCI hosted yesterday.  This was a great opportunity for families to hear directly from Herts County Council about their new Statutory SEND team (the staff who manage requests for Education, Health and Care Plans, EHCP Annual Reviews, school placements etc.), and how this new team fits into the wider SEND offer.  And importantly, to find out how to contact the right team when parents or carers have queries. We were very grateful to all the parents and carers who submitted questions, both in advance and on the day and we hope that we were able to raise most of the issues for you. The key slides are copied below, which set out the new structure and explain the new contact details.  If you want to watch the full discussion and access the slides that have live links to the websites and email addresses, these can both be found on our website here. The session ended with the suggestion that the next Public Forum should look at the issue of special schools in Hertfordshire.  If you have any thoughts on that, or what other topics you would find helpful, please do let us know.