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New Tribunal powers for health and social care – key points from the guidance

Originally posted on rightsinreality:
So from April* the SEN and Disability Tribunal will have new powers to make ‘non binding recommendations’ on health and social care needs and provision in EHC Plans for disabled children and young people. There is an excellent overview of the Tribunal’s new powers on the Contact website. This is potentially…

What do we know about the role of young people in SEND dispute resolution? A research overview: Part 1

By Margaret Doyle This post is in two parts: Part 1, published here, sets out what we know from research about young people’s involvement in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) dispute resolution; Part 2 explores what we know about involving young people with SEN in research. The two-part post forms part of a knowledge-exchange project, … Continue reading

Live research projects – latest update November 2017!

As part of our work to develop a network of researchers working in administrative justice, today we launch an updated version of the UKAJI Live Research Projects database, alongside a number of new profiles of projects listed in the database.  An organic resource The register is an organic resource, and we are well aware that work … Continue reading

Exploring children’s understanding of law in their everyday lives…through Adventures with Lex

By Dr Dawn Watkins What do children and young people understand about how the law relates to them? This has been the focus of a recent ESRC-funded project using participatory research methods with young people. Here Dr Dawn Watkins explains the background of the project, the development of a tablet-based game, and some of the … Continue reading

Review of arrangements for disagreement resolution (SEND) – Part 2: Impact of compulsory mediation information on appeals to the First-tier Tribunal SEND

In a two-part blog post, Mairi Ann Cullen, Senior Research Fellow, University of Warwick, reports on the Department of Education-funded review of new arrangements for disagreement resolution in special educational needs disputes. Part 1 explored the element of the study that aimed to understand the effect of the recent pilot extending the powers of the … Continue reading