img
  • Emily Foges

  • Support SEND Kids

  • Trustee and parent of a special child

  • United Kingdom

  • Rewards 93

When I embarked on the EHCP journey with my daughter in 2009, another parent found me in the playground and told me I needed to know everything she had been through. She was right. Now, thanks to SSK, accessing the support to which your children are legally entitled is no longer about 'who you know'. I became a trustee because I want to help SSK bring this knowledge to everyone who needs it.

Questions [2]

Questions they have asked

  • My friend is planning to move to Hertfordshire with her 15 year old son who has complex needs. She has identified an appropriate college for him but is hesitating because that college is telling her that she won't get funding from Hertfordshire beyond the age of 19. They referred her to this web page to explain the local authority's policy on funding for children with EHCPs. As far as I can see there is nothing on the website suggesting that he won't be eligible for funding, and in any case surely he is legally entitled to funding until the age of 25 no matter where he lives? https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/preparing-for-adulthood/further-education.aspx

    Emily Foges
    Support SEND Kids

    13 Oct 2022

    Watched by 3
  • I met someone in the doctor's surgery this morning who has a non-verbal 4 year old who has just started primary school. The school is unlikely to be able to support her daughter for much longer as she also has severe - but undiagnosed - ADHD. Lambeth referred her to the Mary Sheridan Centre for a diagnosis but they are expecting she will be waiting at least a year for an assessment. She has been asking for help via the GP for several years. If she gets a private diagnosis will this expedite the EHCP or will she waste her money?

    Emily Foges
    Support SEND Kids

    13 Oct 2022

    Watched by 4

Answers [3]

Questions they have answered

  • Can you remember who first suggested you needed a Needs Assessment? Who where they? Why did they make this suggestion?

    SEND Kids
    Support SEND Kids

    02 May 2021

    Watched by 9
  • Have you been through the EHCP process? What advice would you share with families who have a newly diagnosed child?

    SEND Kids
    Support SEND Kids

    05 Apr 2021

    Watched by 3
  • Are there key transition moments when taking legal advice is advisable, during the process of getting or maintaining an EHCP?

    SEND Kids
    Support SEND Kids

    30 Jul 2021

    Watched by 5