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Independent SEND Consultant

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All about the Tribunal Process

What is the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST)? The SENDIST Tribunal is part of the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) under the Health, Education

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How do you lodge an Appeal?

Appeals Procedure The parent must start proceedings for the Tribunal by sending an application notice to the Tribunal within two months of the letter or

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What is EOTAS?

What is EOTAS (Education Other Than at School)? Parents often have lots of questions about how EOTAS (Education Other Than at School) packages work and

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Renewed Guidance for Deputies

New standards for Deputies published. The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) has just published a revised set of standards. These include guidance to ‘lay Deputies’.

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Tips and resources

As a legal professional, specialising in education law, I understand the challenges that parents and caregivers of special needs children face in the UK. It

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