What can I do, I’m just a mam/dad/grandparent? How can I go to meetings with ‘professionals’?
Parent Carers are ‘Experts by experience”, you are an expert and a professional regarding your children and young people.
We are moving away from the term professionals, as that assumes parent carers are not professional – we are asking everyone we work with to use the term practitioner, with great results so far.
The SEND Code of Practice 2015 outlines its expectations of principles that underpin all legislation and guidance related to SEND:
“1.1 Section 19 of the Children and Families Act 2014 makes clear that local authorities, in carrying out their functions under the Act in relation to disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs (SEN), must have regard to: