Statutory Assessments And Statements Of SEN

Statements explained

Statements of special educational needs
'My number one piece of advice would be to review every SINGLE word in a statement every year. I did not realise how important it was to quantify help and so we had a very woolly document where the LEA could wriggle out of most provisions.'
- A parent.

Statements are unusual in law in that, if properly drafted, they provide for the most comprehensive rights for disabled people in any area of social welfare law. 

The Law, You And Schools
'Negligence could include a failure to educate, to take proper account of dyslexia and other learning difficulties.' Fees, bullying, breach of contract, negligence...The vast majority...

SEN And Scottish Law
Scotland's Education Act 'It is imperative that parents are aware of their rights in order that they access the appropriate system The Act does give a power to an LA to help a child...

First Tier Tribunals - SEND
With thanks to David Ruebain, education and disability lawyer (England) Grounds for appealing SENDIST - the Special Educational Needs tribunal was set up in 1994 to deal with appeals...

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
Since September 2002, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 has been extended (by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001) to cover discrimination faced by disabled...

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