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.
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.

Education vs Social Care

11 July 2016 | Samantha Hale

Sam Hale, Education Law Solicitor, explains how a recent case has highlighted how issues arise.

Local Authorities Tell Parents They Are Unable To Meet New Deadline

6 July 2016 | Imogen Jolley

South East Shows Biggest Shortfall For Post-16 Education Plans

Parents take Dean Trust to Court over Unlawful School Swap

21 June 2016 | James Betts

Parents of seven youngsters with special educational needs have issued a judicial review application against the dean trust.

East Sussex Drags Heels on Naming School for Severely Dyslexic Boy

21 June 2016 | James Betts

A family from North Chailey is heading to the Tribunal on 5 July in a battle with East Sussex County Council.

Government to Consider Microbeads Ban

20 June 2016 | Helen Grady

After pressure from campaigners, a senior MP has revealed that the Government will consider a ban on plastic microbeads in consumer cosmetic products.

Parents instruct Lawyer over Dean Trust Scandal

1 June 2016 | James Betts

Parents of seven disabled youngsters due to start Ashton-on-Mersey school in September have begun legal action against the academy run by The Dean Trust.

Goodbye Maxwell Gillott. Hello Simpson Millar!

31 May 2016 | Imogen Jolley

We are pleased to have welcomed leading education and community care firm Maxwell Gillott to the team at Simpson Millar.

May Half-Term Madness: Top Tips to Keep the Kids Entertained

23 May 2016 | Imogen Jolley

Like most parents, you may be making a last minute dash for some half term plans. Let our education law experts shed some light on a few ideas for you.

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