Our Education Law Solicitors understand how important it is for your child with Cerebral Palsy to get the extra support they need for their Special Educational Needs (SEN). As it’s World Cerebral Palsy Day on 6th October, we discuss how you can get the support they need.
Cerebral Palsy affects every child differently, in some cases it may be considered to be mild and in other cases it can be more severe. This is why it’s so important that the provision that the Local Authority provides is tailored to your child’s unique needs.
Provision can include making sure your child has the support they need in the classroom as well as making sure they’re at the right school to meet their needs.
As they grow, your child’s needs may change. This means that the provision outlined in your child’s Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) may need reviewing regularly, to make sure that it is still right for them.
The Local Authority have a duty to review your child’s EHCP annually, but you can ask them to do sooner if you feel the provision in the plan is no longer right.
If you feel your child’s needs aren’t being met, for example if the Local Authority is refusing to issue an EHCP or the contents of the EHCP isn’t right, our Education Law Solicitors can help you.