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Legal Aid

Infant School Special Needs Child refused Legal Aid The Public Law Project and the Law Society have been granted permission by the High Court to challenge the Legal Aid Agency’s decision not to grant legal aid for a looked after, infant school child with special educational needs.  The Child was refused exceptional case funding for …

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Tribunal delays

If a parent is not happy with the decision of their Local Authority with regarding an Education Health and Care Assessment, the granting of a plan or the provision or placement outlined in a plan they have a right to appeal to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal. Unfortunately, I am currently seeing …

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Failed and Forgotten

Parent Carers and their children “Failed and Forgotten” The Disabled Children’s Partnership (a national charity that supports disabled children and their families) have published a new report called, Failed and Forgotten.  Their report surveyed more than 2,000 families. The findings of the research were very troubling: 50% of parents with a disabled child are unable to …

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Let us Learn too!

The Disabled Children’s Partnership carried out a survey of 1,084 parents and carers between November 2021 and January 2022. The results showed the lengths families have to go to in order to secure adequate support for their children. The Report (Let us Learn too) claims: “The special educational needs and disabilities system (SEND) is extremely …

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