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The SEND Review

Douglas Silas looks at the Government's current SEND Review. The Review has been generally warmly received by Local Authorities, but some parent organisations have expressed...

Newcastle autism advocated supporting police training

A man with autism whose diagnosis guided him away from living a life of crime is helping deliver specialist training to police officers to...

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Eddie Jones, head of clinical negligence at JMW Solicitors, explains some of the misconceptions his clients with cerebral palsy face. Cerebral palsy is the description...
A teen boy with his head in his arms, wearing a shirt that says 'NYPD'

Representing those with SEND in court

Courts are failing to take into account the special needs of those they are prosecuting, and it needs to end, says Caroline Spencer-Boulton. Having specialised...

Will absentee children receive fines again?

The current situation around keeping your child at home or sending them to school is complicated, but Karen Holden explains. With lots of anticipation and...

Build, Build, Build, but don’t build like before

Boris Johnson has called for the UK to ‘Build, Build, Build’, but Trudi Beswick is calling on the government and the construction industry to...

Are SEN cutbacks denying families’ rights?

As local authorities threaten further cuts to SEN and disability budgets, Samantha Hale looks at how parents’ rights will be affected  

SEN and mediation

Mediation can avert many battles in SEN disputes, writes Ben Walsh

What has the Children and Families Act done for SEN provision?

Ian Clarke explores how the promises of the Government’s 2014 SEN reforms are working out in practice  

Legal help for autistic

Those with autism who feel their rights are been denied should have greater recourse to legal redress following the introduction of a new Autism...

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