It has been a great start to the academic year for our Education Lawyers and we are proud to share that we have had numerous successes for the children and parents we have advised and represented in front of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal in September and October.
Appeals have ranged from local authorities refusing to complete Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments, or refusing to issue an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), right though to getting places at a wide variety of placements.
Not only are we happy to share that families have succeeded after taking on full appeal Hearings, but a large number of local authorities have conceded appeals at an earlier stage.
More importantly than anything, our successes have meant that those who desperately need more support in school or college will get it, and those who need a particular placement will attend the place that can give them this support.
How Simpson Millar Can Help You
We have helped families secure places in all types of education, including:
- Mainstream schools
- Grammar schools
- Independent schools
- Residential specialist colleges where students can learn to be as independent as possible whilst completing vocational courses, or before moving on to higher education
Our specialist Education Lawyers understand that every child or young person has their own individual needs. And we will work tirelessly with families to get you the best outcomes possible.
Our expert team know the evidence needed to build up a strong case, and have the skills to negotiate and advocate for families so that we can win your appeals, or even better, settle it before the Tribunal Hearing, where possible.
Here are some of the people we've helped:
Special School Placement for Boy Allocated a Mainstream School
We helped a boy get a place in a special school after he was allocated a place in a mainstream secondary school.Read The Full Client Story
Child Stuck Abroad in Pandemic Gets Primary Place
Adam was stuck abroad after the world locked down because of Covid-19 and he lost his place at the same primary as his sibling. We successfully appealed the decision.Read Adam's Story
Special College Placement Secured for Young Person with Down Syndrome
K's mum appealed her college placement after she wasn't enjoying it or gaining education or employment skills in the previous year there. We successfully secured a move to a residential placement along with a speech and language therapist, support with employment skills development and Maths.Read K's Story
If you need help getting a school placement for your child, no matter how difficult or out of reach is may seem, our Education Lawyers could help you. Get in touch for initial legal advice today.
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Simpson Millar Solicitors are a national law firm with over 500 staff and offices in Billingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Catterick, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester.