Making Sense of Special Educational Needs

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Our Services

Education Advocacy provides families with expert legal advice and support. Our experienced caseworkers are dedicated to working with you, to understand the needs of your child.

We offer parents a range of services to help advise and support you throughout the process to achieve the desired resultfor your child:

Initial Case Review

The Initial Case Review is fundamental to all new clients and is designed to answer the key questions raised in your particular case. At the end of this phase your caseworker will give you a clear understanding on the strengths and weaknesses of your individual case.  They will also clarify what can be done to improve your chances of success. You should then be able to make an informed decision on how to proceed.

The Distance Selling Regulations give you a right to cancel within 14 days of receipt of your payment to us, which we take as you instructing us to carry out an initial case review on your child. Because our service to you will begin immediately (when we receive your payment and papers) you acknowledge that your right to cancel is lost.

Casework

This service offers parents who do not have the depth of knowledge in Special Educational Needs Law full legal expertise and support throughout your case.

Many parents may find the process of dealing with the Local Education Authority professional bodies confusing and alien. Education Advocacy understands the procedure, the jargon and can assist by supporting parents every step of the way.

Our swift response times, and informative methods, ensure your questions are answered in a timely manner throughout the process.

As a parent you will want to help your child benefit from the educational support and provision that they deserve. If your child’s special educational needs are not being met the responsibility for you, as a parent, can be all consuming. How and when do you respond to official correspondence? What do you say, or not say, at official meetings?

You will be allocated a dedicated caseworker, who will be your main point of contact.  Your caseworker will support, advise and represent you and your child throughout the process and at the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST). During the entire process your case worker will keep you fully informed and up-to-date regarding progress.

Summary of Services and Support

1. Free* 30 minute telephone consultation
2. Parent provides file/paperwork
3. Initial Case Review - Education Advocacy analyse the details of your case
4. Parent decides to proceed and selects level of support (Case Monitoring or Full Casework)
5. Parent agrees to Terms and Conditions and deposit.
6. Education Advocacy provide recommendations and total estimate of casework cost
7. Caseworker introduction/Casework commences

To find out more please call 0330 333 4130 or complete this form for your free* 30 minute consultation.

 

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* We do not have a contract with the Legal Aid Agencies and so cannot advise on a case where the client is on Income Support/ Employment Support Allowance. Please refer directly to https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid you will then receive a call back to discuss your case.
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54% of Education Advocacy cases are settled in favour of the parent before attendance at Tribunal. This saves parents the significant emotional trauma and expense of going through a Tribunal hearing.
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Education Advocacy have a 91% success rate with cases that go to tribunal which means your money and emotional investment is likely to pay off ensuring your child benefits from the right educational provision and placement.