Who are we?

We are one of the UK's fastest growing social enterprises, defending the interests of parents and guardians of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). We fight for the legal rights of your child across education, social care and benefit entitlements, and make sure injustices do not go unchallenged.

Our services have been developed around the needs of parents who want to secure best possible outcomes for their child with special needs and/or a disability (SEND). That's our priority. 

We give advice, provide a SEND Tribunal Service and deliver live training webinars for parents, carers and professionals on how the law works around SEND and social care. 

Using the law to improve access to education and social care for your child with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 

 

Consultation

​1 hour phone consultation for legal advice and next steps on any educational,  benefit entitlement or social care matter related to SEND.

EHCP / Statement Review Service

We check to see that the EHC plan is in line with the law and feedback on the overall quality

Online Forms & Application Service

We can support or complete the following forms and applications:

  • PIP, DLA, CA

  • Blue Badge, Transport Assistance, LPA

SEND Tribunal Case Preparation - Refusal to Assess or Contents of EHCP

We will draft, gather evidence and lodge your appeal for you.

Complaints and Route of Redress Service

We can write your complaint for you, at any stage of an organisations/public bodyt internal complaint process.

EHCP Annual Review:  Your Parental Input

The views, interests and aspirations of the child or young person and their parents, matter and should be on record. We can write your parental input for you.

Mediation 

If you need help to complete a 'agree to mediate' form and/or if you decide to go to mediation to resolve a dispute with the Local Authority, we can attend with you.

Annual Review - Attendance

EHC plans must be reviewed annually by the Local Authority. We can help you you to prepare in advance, attend this review with you and advocate on your behalf.

Social Care Provision Service

We help you to access services and secure care packages, check and review the outcome of assessments and challenge panel outcomes and decisions.

 

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