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.
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

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

Time icon 18 October 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 26 September 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 31 August 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 25 August 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 23 August 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 15 August 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 8 August 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 4 August 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 29 July 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 22 July 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 13 July 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 11 July 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 6 July 2016 | Person icon Imogen Jolley

South East Shows Biggest Shortfall For Post-16 Education Plans

Parents take Dean Trust to Court over Unlawful School Swap

Time icon 21 June 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 21 June 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 20 June 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 1 June 2016 | Person icon 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.

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