The legal system for identifying children and young people with Special Educational Needs has been transformed following the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014. According to this legislation, legal protection should be afforded to children and young people with SEN up until the age of 25. However, local authorities are only required to provide support which is deemed to be suitable and appropriate to a child’s individual needs. The framework is, therefore, complex and open to interpretation. It is inevitable that there will be cases where there is a disagreement between parents, the young person and the Local Authority as to how a student’s educational requirements are best met.

To help navigate parents and young people through the new process we are able and well positioned to provide SEN Advice. We can also support those who are looking to challenge the educational provisions that have been selected for their children across the following disciplines: