Event Resources

On this page you can find resources from events HPCI has put on over the last few years.  These are usually the presentation slides or notes provided by speakers and any other useful related documents that those who attended received.


Employment Focus groups were held on June 25th and July 2nd 2019.  They were part of our ongoing work with Hertfordshire County Council on improving the transition to adulthood for young people with SEND and which includes opportunities for and access to employment, work experience and voluntary work.  We were able to gather experiences, views and ideas from the parents who attended. These will be used alongside the feedback from the online survey open until 22nd July 2019 link:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/sendemp19 to inform the work.

We will post the collated notes from the focus groups and the survey results by September.

The presentation slides from the day are below.

Handout version Employment Focus Groups 2019

HPCI LAW EVENT – 15th January 2019.

The law event was attended by over 60 parents and was the most rapidly booked event that HPCI has ever put on.
Feedback from parents who attended was very positive with many parents commenting on how engaging a speaker Steve is and how accessible and useful they found his talk.
The slides from the event now available here and there will be a link to the film of the event in due course.
Steve’s presentation was filmed and when editing is complete it will be available from our website and U tube channel. HPCI parent network members will be notified directly when that goes live.
As a barrister Steve is not able to advise on individual cases until instructed by a solicitor.
You can follow him on Twitter on which he is very active and also his blog (below) where you can find a list of solicitors that he has links to.
HPCI is not endorsing any of the solicitors or firms mentioned but rather providing you with the information.
Steve Broach
Monckton Chambers
email sbroach@monckton.com sbroach@monckton.com
twitter @stevebroach
blog rightsinreality.wordpress.com

You said, we did conference Nov 2017.

HCC and HPCI held a conference at Mill Green, Hatfield, entitled ‘SEND 0 – 25 – You said, we did’ on the 6th Nov 2017. The purpose of the conference was for parents to receive feedback on the progress since the previous conference held in May 2017.

Presentations were made by representatives from the following areas: 0-25 Together, Information, Advice and Guidance, Workforce Development and Communication, Commissioning and Education – SEN.

All the presentations and associated documents are available here: (internal link to pdf docs listed below)






Preparing for Adulthood conference June 2017.

HPCI held a conference for parents, at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield, on the subject of Preparing for Adulthood.  The purpose of the conference was to give parent/carers details about opportunities for Young People with SEND and also information on Housing and Benefits.

All the presentations and information are available here: (Internal link to pdfs listed below)






SEND You Said We Did event 16th May 2017

This event looked at what had been done since the event in November 2016 following the results of the Local Area Inspection by Ofsted and CQC.

Here you can download the following documents: (internal link to docs below)

You said, we did conference slides

SEND You Said We Did Feedback Report

Diagram of Personalisation and personal budgets

Inspired to Work events – March 2017

These events looked at some of the barriers are to young people with SEND gaining work and also schemes that are available regionally and locally to help them get into employment.

Download the presentations here: (Inspire to work – March 2017 TN, Inspired to Work E Atkinson presentation)

May 2016 – Preparing for Adulthood conference

A conference for parents to provide them with the information about all the opportunities open to Young People with SEND post 16. The conference was held at North Herts College, Stevenage.

The presentation slides are available here (PFAEventSlides-2)

The ADHD Foundation’s Annual Conference in Oct 2016

A parent representative and member of HPCI (Herts Parent Carer Involvement) attended the conference and has written this report (The-ADHD-Foundation%u2019s-Conference)which we hope will be of interest and use to other parents and carers of children and young people with ADHD. 

Inspiration for Implementation Conference 2013

Useful Organisations for Parent Carers & Professionals (Compiled in 2013)

This contact list has been compiled by HPCI. (HPCI-II-Conference-SEN-Directory-FINAL-FINAL-18.3.2013-2) It includes contact information for a variety of national and local advice and information services which support children with SEND, their parents and carers, throughout their education. We hope you will find this information useful in supporting your child or your work.