How we help Get support How should the local authority help? Do the LA need to involve me in their decisions? The views, wishes and feelings of children, young people and their parents, and their participation, must be central to every decision the LA makes in regard to assessing a child or young person’s SEN and how to support them. If they do not involve you, any subsequent decision could be viewed as unlawful and can be challenged. It is not good enough to offer a ‘token’ involvement.