The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) appeals process can be daunting for those involved. Releasing Potential Mediation offers a range of additional SEND resources to help parties in a dispute to stay informed about appealing against a decision made by the Local Authority.
Documents you’ll need for Dispute Resolution and Mediation
The Agreement is signed by all parties involved in Dispute Resolution & Mediation. It is the basic framework outlining the expectations of participants in the process.
A simplified version of the Agreement to Dispute Resolution & Mediation is available here.While this will not be the legal document signed prior to mediation, it can help parties to better understand what they are being asked to sign.
The diagram shows the possible outcomes of a mediation request and/or a mediation meeting.
Handy Documents about SEND Law & Processes
The SEND code of practice outlines the statutory obligations of local councils and the legislation for SEND appeals. It is a comprehensive document that details the legal framework for the process of applying for an EHCP from start to finish.
The Children & Families Act is the legislation around which SEND services in the UK have been developed. The Act sets out the obligations that agencies, including local councils, have to provide education, care and support to all children and families.
The SEND 36 form gives information about the current First Tier SEND National Trial.
This is a national trial giving the SEND tribunal the power to make Health & Social Care recommendations in relation to a child or young person’s Educational Health Care Plan.
Application Forms for Tribunal
It must be completed by a parent, carer or young person appealing to the tribunal against a refusal to assess for an EHCP (for a child of or under statutory school age).
Support for Parents
Support can be found through your county’s Local Offer, or through a range of national organisations and charities.
AddressReleasing Potential Mediation 7 Kingscroft Court
PO9 1LS Charity No: 1097440
Company No: 4622100
07764 326384 (Mediation Helpline)