Support send kids
Founded by lawyers for SEND parents and professionals
to share knowledge and support
We bring together SEND families and SEND lawyers & professionals, to share knowledge, publicly, for the benefit of all.
Expand access to education for SEND children. Enable SEND families to engage with the education and legal EHCP system productively, without the need to fight their way through the process.
We harness the latest tech to empower SEND families by sharing SEND legal and professional knowledge. We help SEND parents understand the law, feel confident in requesting the help their child is entitled to and have support when they need to fight. SupportSENDkids lifts the load from parents, saving them anxiety, time and money.
DONATE: Please support us on CrowdJustice or write to us and we will give you our bank details!
FUNDRAISE: Sponsor us. Donate. Invite us to speak at your diversity events.
CONTRIBUTE: Your knowledge to this platform: search and answer questions. Share your skills, money, time
WATCH: Our video calling for pro bono support from lawyers, tech teams, marketing depts and other professionals.
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WHY IS THIS NEEDED?
The system that was set up to support and guide the educational needs of SEND children is broken. Although COVID made the situation worse, even outside of COVID, for decades this system was not fit for purpose. SEND families want to SELF-SERVE and the system makes this too hard.
"Navigating the SEND system should not be a bureaucratic nightmare, difficult to navigate and requiring significant levels of legal knowledge and personal resilience".
House of Commons Education Committee, October 2019
Read about our origin and what's next for Support SEND Kids: Empowering families to get the right educational support for children | Charities Management magazine | No. 145 Summer 2022 |
HOW and who WILL WE HELP?
We will put SEND families in the know:
- enable SEND families to self-serve information they need;
- use technology to bring transparency to and evidence the problem;
- blend the voices of the professionals, especially the lawyers and the experts-by-experience; and
- amplify, aggregate and escalate existing voices in this space
We have a 3 step plan:
STEP 1 - In action
Search, ask and answer on this platform.
Collating and curating free, dynamic, accessible, searchable data that can be contributed to by families and professionals. Providing a webinar and video content space to hold informative events and other easily accessible video content.
“Sharing the ‘Noddy No-nonsense Guide to SEN law’ on the Support SEND kids platform, in its new Q&A format, has been very positive. Thanks, comments and requests have come in from the Dept of Education, Judges, LAs, SENCOs and parents. I am proud of the extended reach SEND kids has given to the Noddy Guide.”
David Wolfe, KC, Noddy Guide author.
STEP 2 - Trial our beta
Free roadmap of the EHCP process (beta)
Designing and digitalizing an improved EHCP process.
STEP 3 - The vision
Creating lasting change.
Supporting activists, lawyers, policy makers and local authorities with data to effect change
Empowering SEND families to help themselves through data and transparency.
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meet the SSK team
watch the founders explain their motivation Founder video
watch Denise explain our mission onstage at Legal Geek 2021
Robert Russell (Infostructure support)
Our charity pro-bono lawyers: Morgan Lewis
Our PR support is pro-bono from Farrer Kane.
Our HR support is pro-bono from Shearman & Sterling
Our Accountants: All Square
Our Marketing: Spark Plug Marketing
If you want to support us pro-bono please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the press
Learning Disability Today, 16/11/22
Education Business, 14/11/22
The Legal Diary, 21/10/22
Charities Management, 22/08/22
The Legal Diary, 19/08/22
Early Years Educator, 12/07/22
Further Education magazine, 18/03/22
Totum Partners newsletter, 27/01/22
Legal Geek, 24/01/2022
The Law Gazette, 02/12/21
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