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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

Supporting Children With Mental Health Needs At School

Time icon 12 September 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Children with mental health needs might be able to access SEN support via their school or an EHCP – find out how | Call 0808 129 3320

Dyslexia – A Guide To Getting The Right Educational Support

Time icon 12 September 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Living with dyslexia? Find out how schools & colleges can support children & young people, including SEN support, EHCPs & exam access arrangements

LGBTQ Equality In Schools – Encouraging Diversity

Time icon 5 September 2017 | Person icon Gregg Burrough

Inequality in schools is still a major issue for LGBT students – we take a look at the challenges facing the education sector

Equality Act 2010 Guidance On Higher Education – Tackling Discrimination

Time icon 30 August 2017 | Person icon Gregg Burrough

We take a look at how the Equality Act 2010 deals with discrimination against university or college students with disabilities and what action you can take

When Has A Child's Right To Education Been Breached?

Time icon 25 August 2017 | Person icon Serena Fasso

Is your child out of education? Find out what the law says about breaching the right to providing education for a child

GCSE Results Day 2017 – Advice For Students

Time icon 24 August 2017 | Person icon Emma Davies

GCSE results day 2017 – advice and information for students including those with SEND

Why Are Mental Health Services Failing The Most Vulnerable?

Time icon 18 August 2017 | Person icon Jessica Beckerleg

People with mental health conditions are not getting the support they need – we explore how this is affecting them

EHCPs – Changing Provisions, Making Appeals And Requesting Reviews

Time icon 18 August 2017 | Person icon Joanne Levey

Find out how you can request changes to your child's EHCP, including appeals to SEND tribunals or an early annual review if it does not meet their SEN

Lasting Power Of Attorney – A Lack Of Protection For The Vulnerable?

Time icon 16 August 2017 | Person icon Zena Soormally

Are lasting power of attorneys failing to protect the most vulnerable and are deputyships any better?

A Level Results Day 2017 – What You Need To Know

Time icon 14 August 2017 | Person icon Gregg Burrough

Need advice on what to do once you have your A Level results? Our Education solicitor shares some tips for results day 2017

The Wellbeing of Secondary Pupils With SEN Is Called Into Scrutiny

Time icon 9 August 2017 | Person icon Nick Moran

A report about the wellbeing of pupils with SEN has shown a shocking trend of bullying – find out how to help your child and challenge their school

SEN Plans For Secondary School Children Delayed In Over 100 Councils

Time icon 8 August 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Hundreds of councils miss deadline for issuing EHCPs to children with SEN who are transitioning to secondary school | Need advice? Call 0808 129 3320

Food Banks Struggle To Support Families During The School Holidays

Time icon 1 August 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Rising numbers of families are asking food banks for supplies during the school holidays – we investigate why this is happening and how to help

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