What are my childs rights? Webinar, 2 September, 10.30am-11.30am

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As the new school term approaches, a lot of parents and carers will want to know more about their child’s rights and entitlements within school, such as:

  • What is my child, or young persons, legal rights with regards to education?
  • What are the responsibilities of the Local Authority to ensure my child or young person has access to the right education?
  • What are my legal responsibilities as a parent or carer?
  • How can I challenge if I think that my child or young person, isn’t getting access to the education, support and/ or services they are entitled too?

TPT is pleased to be hosting this free webinar with Tom Quilter, Senior Development Officer, Information, Advice and Support at the Council for Disabled Children.
Tom will provide information about the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) which is available for free to parents of children with disabilities in England.

This is your opportunity to find out what type of support you are entitled to through SENDIASS. Due to the nature of this webinar we cannot comment on individual circumstances in detail, but we can signpost you to your local team for more tailored personal support.

TPT’s Head of Children, young people and families team, Emma Cruickshank will be hosting the webinar.

If you have any questions for the experts, please can we encourage you to submit them in advance if possible by emailing cypf@pocklington-trust.org.uk or when you register your place. There will also be an opportunity to ask a question on the day.

Once your place is booked you will be sent joining instructions for the session. Registrations will close at 5pm on 1 September.

Click here to book your place


SENDIASS is a free impartial service providing information, advice and support on issues related to special educational needs and disability. SENDIASS teams can provide information about education, health and social care for children, young people and their parents.

About Tom Quilter

Tom Quilter

Tom Quilter

Tom is responsible for the management and development of the national network of information, advice and support services –working alongside the 152 statutory local IAS’s to help them stay connected, ensure they have the training, information and tools that they need to support the children, young people and families in their area. As well as ensuring their successes and challenges are heard and understood by DFE, policy makers and other stakeholders.

Tom has worked with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities since he was fourteen. He began in a befriending and support worker role before going to university to study a BA in Social Policy. In the time since leaving university he has completed his MSc in Social Research and worked within local authorities, social enterprises and the charity sector in service delivery, strategic management and campaigning and influencing roles.



About Emma Cruickshank

Emma Cruickshank

Emma Cruickshank

Emma is a qualified Rehabilitation Officer, and has worked in the sight loss sector for 20 years, gaining experience in the public, private and voluntary sector.

Over her career she has worked with blind and partially sighted people to ensure their voice is heard and they can participate fully in a more inclusive society.

She has worked for Thomas Pocklington Trust for 4 years and leads the Children, young people and families team.




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