EHC Needs Assessment

 

What happens when parents disagree with each other about school placement?

The appeal of  S-G v Denbighshire County Council and another  has, for the first time, considered how special educational needs tribunals should handle a case where parents do not agree with one another about school placement. This judgement...

Special educational needs - what's really happening?

On Thursday 10 March we attended the Kidz to Adultz event at the Ricoh Arena. We attend these events every year. Every year, we speak to increasing numbers of parents raising concerns. This year, we spoke with dozens of parents, more than ever before,...

Replacement SEN Statements cause 'postcode lottery in school funding'

Laxmi Patel  recently contributed to an article in School’s Week in response to a Freedom of Information request highlighting significant differences between local authorities in the number of assessments completed in the first year of the...

Exclusions and special educational needs

The Department for Education (DfE) has published  statistical analysis  of absences and exclusions for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). It is no surprise that the statistics show that children with SEN and/or disabilities are more...

What is an Education, Health and Care Plan and how does my child get one?

The  Children and Families Act 2014  came into force in September 2014. It completely changed how children with special educational needs (SEN) are now supported. Education, Health and Care Plans  (EHCP) are available for children with the...

How are children with special needs being supported?

Laxmi Patel, head of Boyes Turner’s Special Educational Needs team,  has recently written an article for Afasic news. Her article discussed the changes made to the way children with special educational needs (SEN) are supported. The article...

The 20 week EHC needs assessment deadline

When carrying out an  Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment  that will lead to an EHC plan the law is clear that the final plan must be issued within 20 weeks of the initial request. The law states in the  Special Educational...

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James' mother, Boyes Turner client

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