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‘Not the same without us’: A Place for Inclusive Research?

By Ben Walsh The ‘A Place at the Table’ project identified that young people (YP) with SEND currently have few opportunities to enact their legal rights when it comes to having a voice in decision-making. The project called for more research into processes for resolving disputes about SEND issues, focusing on participation and outcomes for … Continue reading

Young people’s participation in SEND dispute resolution: A Place at the Table roundtable discussion

This blog post summarises a recent roundtable discussion that sheds light on an aspect of administrative justice in action in everyday life: the participation of young people in resolving disputes with local authorities about their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support needs. The full report of the roundtable discussion is available to download here and for viewing … Continue reading

Justice as Fairness: Observations of Asylum Appeals

In this blog post. Lauren Cooper discusses her research on agency and fairness in the asylum process and the strategies used by asylum seekers, based on ethnographic observations of tribunal hearings. By Lauren Cooper Justice. Everyone recognises the word, yet the meaning is often contested. Dictionary definitions indicate ‘fairness’ and ‘reasonableness’, but it is rarely … Continue reading

What do we know about the role of young people in SEND dispute resolution? A research overview: Part 2

By Margaret Doyle This post is in two parts: Part 1 set out what we know from research about young people’s involvement in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) dispute resolution; Part 2, published here, explores what we know about involving young people with SEN in research, what guidance would look like for mediators, and what … Continue reading

New Report: The Digitalisation of Tribunals

Tribunals are a major part of the administrative justice system. The Government has begun to introduce digital procedures in tribunals but the full details of the changes remain to be seen. This report—commissioned by the UK Administrative Justice Institute—outlines ‘what we know and what we need to know’ about the digitalisation of tribunals. It takes … Continue reading