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Children and young people

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The participation of children and young people in special educational needs mediation

How do children and young people participate in mediation to resolve disputes about their special educational needs provision? Ben Walsh reports on his recent study (featured in UKAJI’s Current Research Register profiles, May 2016 update) and forthcoming article [published and now available here] and identifies the need for further research on the views of children and … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, January 2017

UK Parliament The Women and Equalities Committee has published a report on Women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election. The report makes a number of recommendations, aimed at Parliament, political parties and Government, on how to increase the number of women MPs at the next general election. The Committee has also launched … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, December 2016

UK Parliament SNP MP Mhairi Black has published a Private Members’ Bill that would require the assessment of a benefit claimant’s circumstances before the implementation of sanctions. The Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill is expected to resume its second reading debate on 24 January 2017, having been adjourned on 2 December. A Commons Library … Continue reading

Child Participation at Special Educational Needs Tribunals

By Orla Drummond Research on special educational needs (SEN) tribunal appeals has identified a number of barriers to the participation of children and young people and made recommendations for increasing access to justice and for enabling child participation. In this post, Dr Orla Drummond reports on the findings. Details of her project appear in a research profile as part … Continue reading

Tribunals: Report on the Recommendations Pilot in SEN appeals

By Douglas Silas Background The Children and Families Act 2014 introduced Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans in England, to replace what had been known as statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN). Parents and young people continue to have a right of appeal to tribunal on specific issues related to education, but not on issues … Continue reading