Child care experts attend city seminars

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A two day event is taking place in Sheffield city centre tomorrow and Thursday to discuss the impact of new legislation on children and young adults with special educational needs.

Paces Sheffield and Doncaster Deaf Trust have joined forces for the two day ‘Where Are We Now?’ seminars which will bring together parents and professionals in health education and social care.

Speakers at the event at the Hilton Hotel on Victoria Quays include Jane McConnell, chief executive of Independent Parental Special Education Advice, Claire Dorer, chief executive of the National Association of Special Schools and Michael McGuigan from Doncaster Council.

Gavin Teasdale, chief executive of Paces said: “This year’s event is set to be even bigger and better than before as we’ve partnered with Doncaster Deaf Trust.

“Both our organisations provide specialist education for children and young people from across the country.

“Our key note speakers are of the highest calibre and we look forward to welcoming people to the seminars where we will address a number of key issues, which are crucial change points for both parents and professionals in these fields.”

Paces Sheffield Seminars are now in their third year with previous events gaining excellent feedback for delivering great speakers, relevant and up to date information and an insight into the future.

Bobbie Roberts, chair of Doncaster Deaf Trust, said: “This series of seminars provides a great opportunity for people caring for children and young adults with special educational needs to find out more about the impact new legislation will have.

“Attendees will be given an insight and update on the Children and Families Act and the newly published Code of Practice.”