Education Law

Families with children or young adults who have special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities can face challenges accessing much needed support. Some find it difficult just to get information about their rights and entitlements. Even the language of SEN can be hard to follow. We can assist families facing these problems.

The importance placed on obtaining a first class education is ever increasing. For some parents and carers though, it can be tough even to have their child’s special needs understood and recognised.

Our experts in education law give practical advice to make securing SEN provision easier. We also provide Tribunal representation for parents who need to appeal against Local Authority decisions. Whether a child’s condition is congenital, or caused by an injury suffered at or following birth, we offer a full range of education and social care advice covering:

  • Statements of Special Educational Needs & Education, Health and Care plans, including appeals against the content and placement to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal
  • The new system brought in from 1 September 2014 by the Children and Families Act 2014
  • Securing a range of educational provision and placements, including mainstream school and college placements for children and young people with complex and significant needs, SEN provision including home based education packages and special independent school and college placements.
  • Failure to provide special educational provision, as set out in a child or young person’s Statement or Plan
  • Specific issues for young people, up to 25 years, accessing education in further education colleges or independent specialist colleges
  • Social care assessments and getting what you and your child/young person are entitled to
  • Home to school/college transport