Your April update
Last week, our Chief Executive Ali Fiddy gave evidence to the Education Committee's SEND inquiry, along with representatives from Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, Simpson Millar and the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
In this clip, Ali talks about SEND tribunals and why parents have such a high success rate when appealing decisions.
TRAINING: Upcoming parent and carer training
Are you trying to secure an EHC plan for your child? Do you want to know more about what your child's education setting and local authority should be doing to help? Our 'Introduction to SEND Law' training explains - book onto one of our upcoming dates below
NEWS: Initial government response to children in need review fails to address IPSEA's concerns
Last year, we responded to the Department for Education's call for evidence about children in need of help and protection. The review is ongoing, but the govern- ment's initial response falls short of addressing our key concerns.
GET SUPPORT: Help in exams
Pupils who have learning difficulties and disabilities may qualify for help (known as 'access arrangements') in public examinations. The most common arrangements are for extra time, or provision of a computer, or a person to read or write for the pupil.
During March, we answered 450 calls on our helplines. Just a £5 donation will cover the cost of one of these calls, and will go a long way to helping families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.