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.
Phase Transfer Deadline For Children With SEN Is Approaching

13 February 2017 | 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

23 January 2017 | 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

18 January 2017 | 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

13 December 2016 | 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

8 December 2016 | 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

5 December 2016 | 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?

10 November 2016 | 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

9 November 2016 | 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

Councils Issue £6.8 Million Worth Of School Fines In A Single Year

18 October 2016 | Julie Robertson

Figures obtained by law firm Simpson Millar reveal that over 114,000 fines were issued to parents in the 2015/2016 school year for unauthorised absences.

Show Racism The Red Card Event Highlights Racism In Welsh Schools

26 September 2016 | Phillip Gower

Simpson Millar sponsored the Welsh National Assembly event for SRtRC, who published a report highlighting a shocking level of racism in Welsh schools

Partner And Senior Law Lecturer Appointed To Human Rights Committee

31 August 2016 | Angela Jackman

Angela Jackman, Partner at Simpson Millar Solicitors and Senior Lecturer at The City Law School joins the Law Society human rights committee.

Securing Post-16 Education - Young People With SEN/EHCPs

25 August 2016 | Samantha Hale

Simpson Millar explores what young people with SEN/EHCPs can do if they dont get the GCSE results they need to secure post-16 education in September 2016

SEND Tribunal Pilot Scheme – Appealing EHCPs

23 August 2016 | Samantha Hale

Those with EHCPs have a short time to appeal to the SEND Tribunal over health & social care issues. Simpson Millar explores the benefits of this scheme.

Poll Reveals Children With Special Educational Needs And Disabilities Are Not Being Supported

15 August 2016 | Samantha Hale

Children with special educational needs and disabilities are missing out on crucial support, as stated by a recent poll taken by members of the ATL

Parent Wins An Appeal To Send Their Child To A Special Needs School

8 August 2016 | Rachael Smurthwaite

Following her role in a successful case regarding children with SEN, Rachael Smurthwaite, Education Solicitor, discusses fighting for your childs education

Schools Can Expect A Delay Of 1 Year For A New Funding Scheme

4 August 2016 | Samantha Hale

Introduction of a new funding scheme – described as a once-in-a-generation opportunity – for schools in England will be delayed by 1 year.

Trafficking Victim At Risk Of Being Re-Trafficked Not Entitled To Protection From The Home Office, Court Rules

29 July 2016 | Silvia Nicolaou Garcia

The lawyer of a missing trafficking victim has labelled todays Administrative Court judgment on the law relating to victims of trafficking disappointing

Be On Guard Against Academy Proposals, Lawyer Warns

22 July 2016 | James Betts

Parents breathe sign of relief as Academy admits defeat in special needs scandal.

Mother Takes Trafford Council To Tribunal A Third Time For Failing Her Special Needs Son

13 July 2016 | Imogen Jolley

A Davyhulme mother is locked into a legal battle with Trafford Council after it continues to ignore expert advice about her sons special educational needs.

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