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 your child's legal rights across education, social care and benefit entitlements, and make sure injustices do not go unchallenged.
How do we do this?
Our services have been developed around the needs of parents who want to secure best possible provision and 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.
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
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.
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.
Trusted by the many families we have helped
Diligent and Professional
The service and advise I received from DRU was and still is absolutely amazing, clear, thorough, informative and supportive..
Flexible and Committed
They fought for me to secure a better care package from social services with a combination of direct payment and services in the borough. .
Mum of daughter with PDA
Creative & Resourceful
Fantastic work. They know
what they are doing