Schools and Colleges

SEND Legal Advice

Overview:

“There are many differing interpretations of the law, depending on your perspective (and I am sure that some people reading this will think I am getting it wrong or being misleading). … The general principal is that every child is entitled to a mainstream education, as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice 2015; but often there can be an argument by an LA that they cannot provide for a particular child in a maintained mainstream, or parents are seeking placement at a more expensive independent special school.”
(SEN Magazine, 2019)

SEND is an area of education which is highly regulated. Schools, Colleges and parents often find themselves bogged down in legal frameworks and bureaucracy which can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. SEND funding is often stretched and accessing additional support appropriate to the needs of the child is often described as a ‘fight’ by parents.

We are able to offer independent advice related to Statutory processes, such as: accessing appropriate provision and support, disability discrimination, exclusion of children and young people with SEND, applications for EHCP, Admissions, JCQ Regulations and support for SEND and Disability Discrimination Tribunals.

To find out how we can help.

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