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Review of arrangements for disagreement resolution (SEND) – Part 1: Understanding the effect of the ‘Recommendations pilot’

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. Here, in Part 1, she explores the element of the study that aimed to understand the effect of the recent pilot extending the … Continue reading

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

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

Using research for strategic litigation: a case example

How helpful is research to practitioners in strategic cases involving challenges to the state, and what do practitioners need? Rachel Knowles is senior education and community care solicitor at Just for Kids Law and a teaching fellow at University College London’s Centre for Access to Justice. She recently succeeded in challenging the Department for Education’s … Continue reading