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Angelman UK Family Conference 2018 - what we learnt about EHCPs

Angelman UK (also known as ASSERT) held its 10th family conference on the weekend of 10-12 th August 2018. Laxmi Patel , Head of Education, was invited to give a seminar on Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and run workshops on what parents can do...

Help with education after a brain injury

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain after birth. It can be caused by a fall, a road traffic accident, stroke or a tumour or meningitis. The initial focus after all brain injuries is medical help. Once this has stabilised, for...

Dyslexia and support available through EHCPs

I recently visited the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre in Surrey, a specialist centre offering assessments and services for children and adults with Specific Learning Difficulties, to provide training on Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). Helen Arkell...

Joining up Education, Health and Social Care

The new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Pilot Regulations giving the SEND Tribunal the ability to made recommendations on health and/or social care aspects of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will apply to decisions made from 3...

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...
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