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.
Mental Health Trusts Experience Rapid Rise In Delayed Discharges

14 March 2017 | 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

9 March 2017 | 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?

6 March 2017 | 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?

6 March 2017 | Imogen Jolley

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

5-Year Time Limit On Legal Aid For Domestic Abuse Victims To Be Scrapped

3 March 2017 | Carol Chrisfield

With the government removing the 5-year time limit on legal aid for domestic abuse, our Family Law solicitor explains the benefits for victims of abuse

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

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