07. October 2020 - 19:00 till 21:00

Social Care and its Role within SEND, online, Wednesday, 07. October 2020

What sort of role should social care play in SEND and what to do if you find yourself accused of fabricating your child's difficulties.

Social Care often has a role to play in supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

With many neurodevelopmental conditions (such as Autism) being difficult for professionals to understand, allegations of "Munchausens Syndrome by Proxy" or "Fabricated and Inducing Illness" are increasing, which are often followed by Child Protection proceedings.

We are honoured to have the UK's top independent social worker, Cathie Long, join us to present a webinar on this very topic which is a growing concern in the UK.

During Cathie’s workshop you will learn a lot about social care, in particular she will be covering:

-Social Care and its role in SEND (EHCPs and Statements)

-Differing disabilities and why they require social care involvement

-The assessment process and what to expect

-The different acts and laws that are involved with social care

-What is Fabricated or Induced Illness (AKA Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy)?

-What you can do if you're faced with Child Protection proceedings or accusations of MSbP/FII.

Cathie will also be taking your questions on the night, so if there’s something specific you’d like to ask you are more than welcome to. This ensures the webinar is gently and carefully tailored to those in attendance.

How do our webinars work?

Once you have purchased a ticket, you will be sent a link to register for the event on ZOOM. (If you don't already have it downloaded on your phone/tablet/computer then this link will prompt the download, it is free to download)

Once registered you will be sent a link to join us on the night, almost as if the 'room to the door' is opened for you and you're checked in.

If you encounter any issues please tell us in advance as we cannot action technical problems on the night due to co-presenting the workshop.

Please take some time to familiarise yourself with this format in advance so that the process of joining us on the night is seamless for you.

The video of the webinar will be available to watch for approximately one month after the webinar takes place, so if you need to leave the webinar at any time or can't make it at that specific time you can watch again at your leisure.

About Cathie Long

Cathie is a highly competent and experienced Independent Social Worker who provides expert assessments and reports for adults and children with complex needs for Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals and/or Judicial Review.

As an Approved Mental Health Professional, Cathie assesses individuals detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983, providing reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals.

Cathie is a Best Interests Assessor (BIA) and receives instructions from solicitors, including the Official Solicitor, where best interest decisions need to be made for the Court of Protection.

Undertaking parenting assessments, including PAMS 4, where the parents(s) and/or children have a learning disability or are on the autism spectrum, Cathie holds the Practice Assessors and the Post-qualifying Awards in Social Work (PQSW).

She possesses over 26 years of post-qualifying experience working with adults and older people who have mental health problems (including dementia), a learning disability and/or physical health needs.

Cathie is an independent trainer and run courses on Autism, Mental Capacity, the Care Act 2014 and Safeguarding Adults in Need of Care and Support, she is a visiting lecturer at both Swansea University, (Approved Mental Health Professionals programme) and the University of South Wales (teaching on the MA SEN/ALN (Autism) course).

Cathie holds an MA in Autism, from the University of South Wales, and was awarded ‘The Professional Learning Award Outstanding Achievement (Autism)’ in December 2017.

Currently Cathie is studying with the West Wales Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy for a Degree in Transactional Analysis (UKATA Registration No: 4418) and she is registered with Social Care Wales (Regulatory Body No: W/1004368) and the Health and Care Professions Council (Registration No: SW 109123).

Wednesday, 07. October 2020, online, Social Care and its Role within SEND



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