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I heard about SSK from Janvi and Denise when they set it up in 2020. I have worked in education for most of my legal career and been aware of the difficulties faced by families with children with SEN. Hearing the stories of how badly those challenges multiplied during the pandemic, I offered my support and am now helping with content management on the site.
I am also passionate about improving delivery of legal services and keen to see how we can use technology in the SEN legal space.
Questions they have asked
Where can I find practical advice on how to navigate the EHCP process without legal support?Watched by 6
A friend's child with complex needs and severe autism has been allocated a wholly unsuitable secondary school by the LEA. His teachers and all assessments to date support that he needs a specialist school. The parents have appealed to tribunal and now being supported by lawyers who have told them they need to obtain statements from 3 expert witnesses (an educational psychologist, an occupational therapist and a Speech and language therapist), which comes at significant cost and also means the hearing will need to be delayed (it is already not until October). This could mean having to homeschool him, with parents taking extended leave from work.
Is this correct? What are the risks of not getting that kind of expert support?
Are there good sources of support available on an urgent basis?
Are there any options for alternative provision/support to be provided pending tribunal outcome?Watched by 5