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Bookings now open for a brand-new national SEND conference!

1st November 2023

We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new national SEND conference: ‘A Different Journey – The best life from the start’. This conference is being co-delivered by the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust on Thursday 14 March 2024 at Hertfordshire Development Centre in Stevenage.

The SEND conference aims to equip health visitors and early years practitioners with new knowledge and skills to support babies and young children with SEND, with a focus on early support and early identification of need.

Our conference programme includes inspirational local and national guest speakers and will encompass a wide range of SEND topics from experts in their field including:

  • Overview of national picture and SEND policy
  • Improving seamless support through Integrated Care Systems and pathways
  • Reaching underserved communities with SEND
  • Enhancing communication
  • Understanding Cerebral Palsy
  • Supporting a child with a cleft palate
  • Understanding Down’s Syndrome
  • Neurodiversity in the early years
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust previously hosted a SEND Health Conference in October 2022 which attracted national interest and requests for a national SEND conference. In collaboration with the iHV, and in response to demand, we are delighted to launch our first national SEND conference. This has been made possible through a partnership collaboration between the iHV and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust received excellent feedback from delegates stating that it was ‘unique’, and they left feeling ‘inspired’ and had ‘new knowledge and tools to improve their practice’!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to enhance your health visiting practice and make a difference to babies and children with SEND.

Our early bird ticket sales are now open – book at discounted rates by 31 January 2024.

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