National policy priorities

Our main priorities for national SEND policy, along with some of our recent activities in each priority area Read more

Asking the LA to seek information and advice during EHC needs assessments: Model letter 20

You can use this model letter to help you make your request to the local authority, and to set out why you believe your request is reasonable Read more

Policy briefings

Download our latest policy briefings here Read more

Policy work updates

A collection of previous updates on our policy work Read more

Donate

Your kind donation will help children and young people with SEND get the education they are legally entitled to Read more

Complaints policy

We understand that things don’t always go to plan and there will be occasions when the service we provide fails to meet someone’s expectations. When this happens, we want to be told and we will do our best to put things right if we are at fault, as quickly as possible and to the satisfaction of the person(s) affected. Read more

Free SEND law training: Essex residents

Thanks to a grant from The Ark Centre, we are pleased to be offering free training to parents and carers of children with SEND who are residents of Essex Read more

Michael's fundraising challenge

Michael recently completed an advanced yoga challenge raising an amazing £1,157.69. Read more

Autumn 2021: National policy priorities

Our main priorities for national SEND policy, along with some of our recent activities in each priority area Read more

LB Enfield v NH and another (SEN) [2019] UKUT 1 (AAC)

A party can only be barred from a hearing by a judge or registrar, not by Tribunal administrative staff. When considering whether to enforce an automatic barring order, the Tribunal must still give consideration to the overriding objective. Read more

R v Chair of Governors and Headteacher of A and S school ex parte T [2000] ELR 274

When a parent requests a school (of one of the types set out in s. 38(3) CAFA 2014), the ultimate decision to name the school rests with the home local authority. Even if the school and the local authority in which the school is located object, they can be overruled. Read more

Appeals against a refusal to issue an EHC plan

Guidance on bringing a refusal to issue appeal Read more