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New SEND Tribunal Recommendations Power Will Be Introduced In April 2018

Time icon 3 January 2018 | Person icon Thomas Mitchell

On 3rd April 2018 new powers will be given to SEND tribunals – find out how this will benefit children with EHCPs and SEND

How To Deal With SEND Tribunals

Time icon 30 November 2017 | Person icon Dan Whitfield

Going to a SEND tribunal? We share advice on what parents need to know to make the process as painless as possible | Need advice? Call 0808 129 3320

Update: Winning A Residential Placement For A Child With Autism

Time icon 29 November 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

After securing a £230,000 placement for a child with autism last year, our Education lawyer takes a look at the progress her client has made

12 Benefits Of Yoga And Support Dogs For Children With Autism

Time icon 29 November 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Here are 12 ways yoga and therapy dogs can transform the lives of children with autism | Need advice? Call us on 0808 129 3320

10 Tips On Supporting Children With Autism And Sensory Needs

Time icon 29 November 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

These 10 tips on supporting a child with autism and sensory needs could change their life for the better

Autism – The Missed Diagnosis In Girls

Time icon 29 November 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Why are girls with underlying autism not being diagnosed? Find out how to spot symptoms of autism in girls & how to get SEN support or EHCPs

Is This The End Of Dental X-Rays In Age Assessments?

Time icon 29 November 2017 | Person icon Silvia Nicolaou Garcia

Dental X-rays are an unreliable way of assessing the age of an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child – we explain why

Care Homes Of The Future – Rethinking How We Support Residents

Time icon 29 November 2017 | Person icon Aimee Brackfield

More social interaction and creativity in care homes could seriously improve the lives of people with Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – we look at how

Successfully Gaining Higher Rights Of Audience

Time icon 28 November 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) – we asked our Education and Medical Negligence lawyers why they completed the course and how it will benefit clients

7 Things You Can Do If Your Child Is Excluded From School

Time icon 27 November 2017 | Person icon Bryan Nott

7 tips on what you can do if your child is excluded from school, straight from our Education Law expert | Need advice? Call 0808 129 3320

Reviewing The EHCP System – 7 Problems Facing Local Authorities

Time icon 2 November 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

An ombudsman review of the EHCP system has found Local Authorities are struggling to support the needs of children with SEND – find out why

Why Aren't Children In Care Getting School Places?

Time icon 2 November 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Children in care are struggling to get school places–our education lawyer takes a look at why | Is your child out of education? Call us on 0808 129 3320

Successfully Securing A Specialist, Residential Placement For A Young Person With SEND

Time icon 31 October 2017 | Person icon Gregg Burrough

A young person with SEND was in danger of losing their residential placement at a specialist college – this is how Gregg Burrough helped save their future

Are Mental Health Needs The Reason Behind High School Exclusions?

Time icon 24 October 2017 | Person icon Emily Gent

School exclusions are having a serious impact on the mental wellbeing of children – we explain why and what options parents have

Protecting Children And Young People In Football – The FA's Safeguarding Policies

Time icon 13 October 2017 | Person icon Gregg Burrough

The FA has strict policies when it comes to safeguarding – we take a look at what provisions are in place to keep children and young people safe

Saving A Justice System In Crisis – The Bach Commission Report 2017

Time icon 4 October 2017 | Person icon Aimee Brackfield

Cuts to legal aid & a justice system in crisis have put the most vulnerable at risk – these are the solutions offered by the Bach Commission report 2017

Personal Budgets – The Secret To Supporting Your Child's Education

Time icon 22 September 2017 | Person icon Gregg Burrough

If your child has an EHCP, we explain how a personal budget could put you in control of the support they get for their SEND

Lancashire County Council To Prioritise Applications To The Court of Protection

Time icon 19 September 2017 | Person icon Emily Gent

Lancashire County Council will now prioritise Deprivation of liberty cases when submitting them to the court of protection.

Social Care Assessments – Will They Help Your Child Get A Residential Placement In Their EHCP?

Time icon 15 September 2017 | Person icon James Betts

Did you know a good social care assessment could help your child get a residential school or college in their EHCP? Find out how in our guide

Talking About Dementia – Changing How We Communicate

Time icon 13 September 2017 | Person icon Zena Soormally

Changing how we think about and communicate with people with dementia is key to helping them live well – find tips on communication in our guide



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