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Free Legal Advice for Parents of Children with SEND

We strive to help families get the right education for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND). 

In partnership with IPSEA we are able to offer legally based information and next step advice on any educational issue that is the result of a child’s SEND.

IPSEA is a registered charity which offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

We are now offering free, face-to-face sessions at Pen Green on Mondays where you can discuss any educational issue that is the result of your child’s SEN. This could include questions about:

  • Your school and Local Authority’s legal duties to support your child, whether or not they have an Education, Health and Social Care (EHC) Plan
  • Applying for an EHC needs assessment and Plan, and what the EHC Plan should say
  • Helping you to fill in or check through documentation, such as application forms and draft EHC Plans
  • How to secure a place at the school of your choice
  • The Annual Review of your child’s EHC Plan
  • Transport to and from school
  • Actions which discriminate against your child because of their disability
  • Fixed term or permanent exclusions
  • How and where to complain if you’re not happy
  • Appealing to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.

The sessions are open to parents of all children and young people with SEN from age 0-25. We are fully independent of the Local Authority, and all sessions are confidential. 

Contact us to book an appointment or to find out more.