Parents

Legal Advice and Support

Legal Advice and Support:

Overview:

“Local authorities must have regard to the views, wishes and feelings of the child or young person, and the child’s parents; the child or young person and the child’s parents participating as fully as possible in decisions, and being provided with the information and support necessary to enable participation in those decisions.”
SEND Code of Practice 2015

Parents often find themselves battling a system to obtain the most appropriate support for their child. Statutory processes generally support the needs of children and young people with SEND, but accessing the appropriate support can be stressful and complex.

We are able to provide advice about your legal entitlements, such as: access to additional support and intervention, application for an EHCP, part-time schooling, exclusion, admissions and reasonable adjustments.

Please note: Although SENDISS is able to offer legal advice, SENDISS does not employ lawyers which enables the fees to be kept to a minimum

What advice is offered?

We are able to offer advice related to SEND issues within the statutory frameworks, such as the Equality Act 2010, SEN and Disability legislation and the Children and Families Act.

It may be that you are struggling to ensure your child is able to access additional support and intervention, or that your child has an EHCP but their needs, as outlined on the EHCP, are not being met. We are able to provide advice regarding your rights and entitlements under the law and can mediate on your behalf with schools and colleges.

What is representation?

Sometimes disagreements cannot be settled without the need to attend a tribunal. Although we are not legally qualified, we are able to provide you with the support you may need to represent your case or are able to represent your case on your behalf.

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