IPSEA responds to the Education Committee’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Inquiry

Our response explains that the Children and Families Act 2014 introduced a framework for supporting children and young people with SEND that requires a holistic approach to meeting their needsRead more

SEND Tribunal – New 48 hour rule for postponement, withdrawal, concede or a consent order requests

From 20 June 2018 until the end of August 2018 the Tribunal is introducing a trial whereby these requests must be made a clear 48 hours before the date of the hearingRead more

Banding, special educational provision and EHC plans

Banding is a way for LAs to allocate levels of top-up funding for securing special educational provision for children and young people with EHC plans - here we explain why banding should never be a barrier to providing the special educational provision requiredRead more

IPSEA calls for a rethink of school exclusions

IPSEA has called for a rethink of school exclusions in a response to Edward Timpson CBE’s call for evidence, as well as highlighting key concerns with the way exclusions are used in practiceRead more

Non-statutory EHC plans

The non-statutory EHC plan – a rose by any other name?Read more

Planning the move to a new school for children with SEND

At this time of year, our volunteers make lots of calls to parents and carers with questions about support during this transition and beyond and what schools and LAs should be doingRead more