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2017 Phase Transfer Deadline For Young People With SEN

Time icon 30 March 2017 | Person icon Thomas Mitchell

Want to appeal your post-16 placement or has your local authority missed the 2017 phase transfer deadline? Find out how our Education Law team can help

What Can I Do If My Child Isn't Getting The Right Support For Their SEN At School?

Time icon 30 March 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Unhappy with the support your child is getting at school for their special educational needs (SEN)? Our Q&A explains what options parents have

Mental Health Trusts Experience Rapid Rise In Delayed Discharges

Time icon 14 March 2017 | Person icon Sahera Khanam

Discharges for mental health patients in NHS hospitals are being delayed in England - we look at why this is happening

Secondary School Transitions For Children With SEND

Time icon 9 March 2017 | Person icon Aimee Last

Has your local authority missed the deadline for your child's secondary school transition? We explain what action parents can take

What Can Parents Of Children With SEN Do If They Are Unfairly Excluded From School?

Time icon 6 March 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Simpson Millars Education Law expert explains what parents can do if their child with special educational needs (SEN) is excluded from school

How Can Parents Make A Secondary School Admission Appeal?

Time icon 6 March 2017 | Person icon Imogen Jolley

Need help making a secondary school admission appeal? Speak to Simpson Millars specialist Education Law solicitors on 0808 129 3320

Phase Transfer Deadline For Children With SEN Is Approaching

Time icon 13 February 2017 | Person icon James Betts

Simpson Millars Education Law solicitor explains what parents need to know about the phase transfer deadline on 15th February for children with SSEN/EHCPs

Government Announces Multi-Million Pound Funding For Children With SEND

Time icon 23 January 2017 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Funding for children with SEND will increase this year, but is it enough? Simpson Millars Education Law solicitor investigates.

Simpson Millar Welcomes A New Addition To The Education Team

Time icon 18 January 2017 | Person icon Imogen Jolley

Simpson Millar is pleased to welcome a new solicitor to the Education Law team in Wimbledon.

Transport Review For Disabled Children In Bury Causes Concern From Parents

Time icon 13 December 2016 | Person icon Diane Hill

An SEND specialist advises Bury parents after the council announced a change in its transport policy for disabled children

Plans To Increase Grammar Schools Cause Controversy

Time icon 8 December 2016 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Should the government invest £240million in grammar schools? Simpson Millars Education & Community Care solicitor comments on how this will affect students

Over 4500 EHC Plans Delayed As Local Authorities Claim Special Circumstances

Time icon 5 December 2016 | Person icon Imogen Jolley

New figures have revealed widespread delays by local authorities in delivering education plans to young people with special educational needs.

Does Super Parenting Improve A Childs Level Of Autism?

Time icon 10 November 2016 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Can parents improve their childs level of autism? Simpson Millars Education Law solicitor investigates a new study on children with severe autism.

Celebrating National Pro Bono Week

Time icon 9 November 2016 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Simpson Millars Education Law and Community Care solicitor, Samantha Hale, comments on why we need to raise awareness of National Pro Bono Week

Councils Issue £6.8 Million Worth Of School Fines In A Single Year

Time icon 18 October 2016 | Person icon Julie Robertson

Figures obtained by law firm Simpson Millar reveal that over 114,000 fines were issued to parents in the 2015/2016 school year for unauthorised absences.

Show Racism The Red Card Event Highlights Racism In Welsh Schools

Time icon 26 September 2016 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Simpson Millar sponsored the Welsh National Assembly event for SRtRC, who published a report highlighting a shocking level of racism in Welsh schools

Partner And Senior Law Lecturer Appointed To Human Rights Committee

Time icon 31 August 2016 | Person icon Angela Jackman

Angela Jackman, Partner at Simpson Millar Solicitors and Senior Lecturer at The City Law School joins the Law Society human rights committee.

Securing Post-16 Education - Young People With SEN/EHCPs

Time icon 25 August 2016 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Simpson Millar explores what young people with SEN/EHCPs can do if they dont get the GCSE results they need to secure post-16 education in September 2016

SEND Tribunal Pilot Scheme – Appealing EHCPs

Time icon 23 August 2016 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Those with EHCPs have a short time to appeal to the SEND Tribunal over health & social care issues. Simpson Millar explores the benefits of this scheme.

Poll Reveals Children With Special Educational Needs And Disabilities Are Not Being Supported

Time icon 15 August 2016 | Person icon Samantha Hale

Children with special educational needs and disabilities are missing out on crucial support, as stated by a recent poll taken by members of the ATL



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