Looking after a child or young person with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is extremely challenging and in the current climate, getting and maintaining access to the support that these individuals need and deserve can be fraught with difficulties.
Our specialist SEND lawyers are able to help parents, children and young people who require assistance in securing special educational provision, as well as those who have been discriminated against as a result of their special educational needs or disability.
Under UK law, there is a requirement for educational establishments to meet the needs of any child or young person with a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. This obligation extends up to the age of 25.
Special educational provision is defined as additional or different support from which the majority of students of the same age receive at their educational establishment. The special educational provision aims to help SEND children and young people to access their education at school.
If you feel that a young person in your care is not being provided with the support that they are entitled to under the law or is being discriminated against, our lawyers can help you to address and rectify the issue.
We can assist our clients in a range of issues relating to SEND law including:
At nexa, we recognise that at the heart of any issues concerning SEND are people; we take pride in taking a sensitive, personal and human approach to your needs and work hard to ensure that the best interests of everybody concerned are met. We understand how important it is for you to know exactly what is happening at each stage and will always communicate with you in plain English, so you don’t need to worry about getting confused by legal jargon and official terms.