Frequently Asked Questions - by topic

The law is still developing following the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014 so we regularly add new frequently asked questions (FAQs).

The questions in this section are based on the feedback we receive from parents via social media as well as the questions people ask most frequently on our helplines.

Some FAQs will appear under more than one of the following topics: 

EHC plans

Exclusion

Help in exams

Home to school/college transport

Local Authority duties

Mental capacity

School duties

SEN and disability law

Statements

Transition

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Advice Line

This provides next step advice on: problems with schools, requesting statutory assessment, statements and Education, Health and Care Plans, annual reviews, disability discrimination and exclusion. Please click here to book an appointment to get one of our advisers to call you back.

Tribunal Helpline

Our Tribunal Helpline Gives next step advice on SEN appeals and disability discrimination claims to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. When you call we will also assess whether you need casework support. Please click here to book an appointment to get one of our advisers to call you back.

IPSEA training

IPSEA provides a wide range of SEN training for Parents, School Staff, Parent Forums, Support Groups, Local Authority SEN teams, Parent Partnership Schemes, School Governors and other groups / organisations. Click here for details.