SEND training and workshops

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) training and workshops for parents, carers and health professionals.

  • A rough guide to not putting your foot in it!

    Lincolnshire Young Voices (LYVs) is a group of young people with experience of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

    Lincolnshire Young Voices have been working with professionals to help them communicate better with children and young people with SEND. They have developed an online training programme to help professionals improve their communication skills. The training is aptly named ‘A rough guide to not putting your foot in it!’.

    Currently the e-learning resource sits in the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Partnership website but we are working hard to get it embedded in organisations training platforms for use in induction and continued professional development.

    Lincolnshire Young Voices are a pan-disability participation group. They research and act upon issues faced by young people with SEND. The group is funded by Lincolnshire County Council and supported by NHS Lincolnshire ICB. Their aims are to improve accessibility - in its broadest terms - support services and raise awareness of SEND.

    For more information on their work, visit

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Basic Awareness programme

    This course will help users to understand SEND, the system as a whole, the key legislations regarding SEND and the impact of SEND on a family, The course will also help users know where to find more information and how practitioners play a part in supporting good outcomes.

    Catalogue (

    Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Basic Awareness - elearning for healthcare (

  • Liaise - SEND Support & The Graduated Approach

    A series of three workshops for health professionals covering:

    • SEND law and statutory guidance
    • SEN funding
    • SEN support services
    • Reviews
    • When is an EHC needs assessment needed?

    Each session will last for 1 hour, and you should attend all three sessions.

    Dates available for 2024

    The workshops will be held on:

    • 18 September, 16 October & 20 November 2024. Time: 1pm - 2pm on Microsoft Teams.

    Dates available for 2025

    The workshops will be held on:

    • 26 February, 26 March & 30 April 2025. Time: 1pm - 2pm on Microsoft Teams.

    For more information or to book the training programme, please contact

    Download 2024 poster

  • Sensory Processing Difficulties Workshops

    The NHS, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) and Aspens are offering an online support workshop for parents and carers of children and young people with sensory processing difficulties. Follow the link to book onto a workshop