Education/Community Care News

Education Law updates so you know exactly how your child is affected by any changes, including primary and secondary school place offers and appeals, SEN legislation, ECHPs, adult education, and Autism awareness.
How Can Parents Make A 2017 Primary School Admission Appeal?

Time icon 27 April 2017 | Person icon Imogen Jolley

Need some help making a 2017 primary school admission appeal? Find out how our specialist Education and SEN solicitors can help your family

Do Parents Need Legal Advice For SEND Tribunals?

Time icon 24 April 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Legal advice for SEND Tribunals – will it make a difference to the outcome of your appeal? Our Education Lawyer has the answers

Will The General Election Have An Impact On Education?

Time icon 21 April 2017 | Person icon Alex Kelly

On Wednesday, 19th April, Theresa May stood outside 10 Downing Street and announced that she would be calling a snap General Election

Why Are School Absences Higher For Children With Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

Time icon 21 April 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Is a lack of SEN support at school impacting your childs level of attendance? Our guide covers what legal options parents have and how we can help

Will The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) Scheme Replace DoLS?

Time icon 10 April 2017 | Person icon Angela Jackman

Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS): is this more effective than the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) scheme? We explore the proposed new system

2017 Phase Transfer Deadline For Young People With SEN

Time icon 30 March 2017 | Person icon Thomas Mitchell

Want to appeal your post-16 placement or has your local authority missed the 2017 phase transfer deadline? Find out how our Education Law team can help

What Can I Do If My Child Isn't Getting The Right Support For Their SEN At School?

Time icon 30 March 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Unhappy with the support your child is getting at school for their special educational needs (SEN)? Our Q&A explains what options parents have

Mental Health Trusts Experience Rapid Rise In Delayed Discharges

Time icon 14 March 2017 | Person icon Sahera Khanam

Discharges for mental health patients in NHS hospitals are being delayed in England - we look at why this is happening

Secondary School Transitions For Children With SEND

Time icon 9 March 2017 | Person icon Aimee Last

Has your local authority missed the deadline for your child's secondary school transition? We explain what action parents can take

What Can Parents Of Children With SEN Do If They Are Unfairly Excluded From School?

Time icon 6 March 2017 | Person icon Sarah Kett

Simpson Millars Education Law expert explains what parents can do if their child with special educational needs (SEN) is excluded from school

How Can Parents Make A Secondary School Admission Appeal?

Time icon 6 March 2017 | Person icon Imogen Jolley

Need help making a secondary school admission appeal? Speak to Simpson Millars specialist Education Law solicitors on 0808 129 3320

Phase Transfer Deadline For Children With SEN Is Approaching

Time icon 13 February 2017 | Person icon James Betts

Simpson Millars Education Law solicitor explains what parents need to know about the phase transfer deadline on 15th February for children with SSEN/EHCPs

Government Announces Multi-Million Pound Funding For Children With SEND

Time icon 23 January 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Funding for children with SEND will increase this year, but is it enough? Simpson Millars Education Law solicitor investigates.

Simpson Millar Welcomes A New Addition To The Education Team

Time icon 18 January 2017 | Person icon Imogen Jolley

Simpson Millar is pleased to welcome a new solicitor to the Education Law team in Wimbledon.

Transport Review For Disabled Children In Bury Causes Concern From Parents

Time icon 13 December 2016 | Person icon Diane Hill

An SEND specialist advises Bury parents after the council announced a change in its transport policy for disabled children

Plans To Increase Grammar Schools Cause Controversy

Time icon 8 December 2016 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Should the government invest £240million in grammar schools? Simpson Millars Education & Community Care solicitor comments on how this will affect students

Over 4500 EHC Plans Delayed As Local Authorities Claim Special Circumstances

Time icon 5 December 2016 | Person icon Imogen Jolley

New figures have revealed widespread delays by local authorities in delivering education plans to young people with special educational needs.

Does Super Parenting Improve A Childs Level Of Autism?

Time icon 10 November 2016 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Can parents improve their childs level of autism? Simpson Millars Education Law solicitor investigates a new study on children with severe autism.

Celebrating National Pro Bono Week

Time icon 9 November 2016 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Simpson Millars Education Law and Community Care solicitor, Samantha Hale, comments on why we need to raise awareness of National Pro Bono Week



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