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Post-19 EHC Plans & the Mental Capacity Act - Workshop for Professionals


In November 2017, NatSIP is running a new Workshop event Education, Health and Care Plans post-16 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Date: Friday 24 November 2017
Time: 09:30-16:30

Friends House
173 Euston Road

This workshop is for professionals who work with young people with sensory impairments. 

The day will set out the legislation and policy context around EHC plans for young people with sensory impairment post-19.  It will also provide delegates with a more in-depth understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, capacity assessments and how to support young people to make their own decisions.

The intended audience for this workshop is intentionally broad to cover the range of roles of professionals who work with young people in this age group and may include specialist SI teachers, further education college staff, support workers, etc.  It also includes any professionals who may be contributing to an EHC needs assessment, annual reviews or transition planning.


The cost for the day is £50/delegate reduced to £25/delegate for NatSIP-affiliated organisations.

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By the end of the workshop, delegates will:

  • feel more knowledgeable about the criteria for a young person to obtain an EHC plan and when it might be needed beyond the age of 19
  • be more confident in supporting young people with sensory impairment post-19 to secure an EHC plan that effectively identifies and meets their needs
  • have a better understanding of the funding implications for EHC plans in a post-19 context.


A team of expert professionals will be delivering workshops and answering your questions throughout the day.

  • Jane Sinson, an educational psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working with local authorities, including supporting young people with sensory impairment.
  • Jude Thompson, an experienced qualified teacher of young people with vision impairment who has worked for the Royal London Society for the Blind and Dorton College.
  • Chris Kang-Mullen, a social worker currently working as a social care policy advisor for the National Deaf Children’s Society.
  • Martin McLean, a post-14 education and training policy advisor for the National Deaf Children’s Society and Vice-Chair of the Association of Deaf Education Professionals and Trainees (adept).