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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 and identifies the need for further research on the views of children and young people. By Ben Walsh … 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

What’s new in administrative justice, April 2016

Parliament The House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 has published a report on the impact of the Act on disabled people. The report concludes that Government inaction is letting down disabled people, and that changes to legal aid and tribunal fees have created barriers to the effective enforcement of disabled people’s … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, January 2016

Parliament The Immigration Bill had its Second Reading debate in the House of Lords on 22 December 2015. Committee stage will begin on 18 January. The House of Commons held a debate on the care and management of transgender prisoners on 15 December 2015. The Education Committee has published the latest oral evidence in relation … Continue reading