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SEND Tribunal National Trial
02 Dec
SEND Single Route of Redress – National Trial In line with Schedule 2 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 all local areas in England are required to publish details in their local offers for ‘notifying parents and young people of their right to appeal a decision of the local authority to the Tribunal’ and this includes their extended rights as part of the single route of redress national trial. The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a two-year trial. The trial will apply to decisions made or EHC plans issued/amended from 3 April 2018 and will run until August 2020, when a decision will be made on its continuation. To date, parents/carers have only been able to appeal the educational aspects of EHC plans. The trial gives parents/carers new rights to request recommendations about the health and social care needs and provision specified in EHC plans, in addition to the educational aspects, when making a SEND appeal. This gives parents/carers the opportunity to raise all your concerns about an EHC plan in one place. The document that can be downloaded from the panel on the right, provides further information for parents and carers about the national trial and how to make an appeal.
Special Educational Needs Newsletter
11 Oct
The Local Offer, along with departments from across the council, the NHS and other companies and charities across Bexley regularly distribute a newsletter with the latest news about events, activities, service changes and resources. To sign up for the newsletter and many other newsletters from the London Borough of Bexley, please follow the link below to sign up now. https://www.bexley.gov.uk/stay-informed-about-subjects-you-choose
School SEN Information
11 Oct
One of the biggest challenges any parent or carer faces comes when having to decide what school their child should attend. To make this easier, on the Local Offer we have links to the SEN Information for all schools within the Bexley area. On these sites, you will find information about what and how the school supports children with SEN. Each School will have what is called an SEN Information Report which is updated annually so you will always have the most up to date information for that school. If you want to find the links, please follow the links below: http://www.bexleylocaloffer.uk/Contacts/ContactSites