As a parent, you are in a good position to tell whether or not your child is struggling in certain areas, and you may start to worry about your child’s development. If this is the case, you should speak to your GP, the child’s school teacher or your health visitor, and give them specific examples of your areas of concern. The professionals you speak to may be able to help support you themselves or signpost you to others who can.
Some parents may not want to raise their concerns with the school as they might think it is pointless asking for support or they may not want to be seen to be making a fuss. However, you should not feel uncomfortable about raising this possibility with the appropriate professionals, as it may be the case that further support can be provided and the sooner it is identified, the sooner your child can get the support they need.
Staff at pre-schools, nurseries, schools and academies should be happy to talk with you about your concerns regarding your child’s development and work with you to ensure adequate educational provision is made for them.
If you are having any issues with a school not providing adequate educational provision for a child with Special Educational Needs, contact our specialist team of Education Solicitors and SEN Lawyers to discuss how we can help you.