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Special Needs and Legal Entitlement: The Essential Guide to Getting Out of the Maze

ISBN13: 9781849055956
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £14.99

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This straightforward, comprehensive guide to the legal rights of children and young people with special educational needs includes all the most recent developments in law, and clearly explains the key issues in a complex system.

Helping parents to understand the legal entitlements of their child, Nettleton and Friel explain the new Education, Health and Care Plans which have replaced the Statements of Special Educational Needs. They explain what an Education, Health and Care Plan is, how assessments are carried out, and how annual reviews, amendments, rights of appeal and tribunals work in practice.

They also include help with 25 of the most common problems encountered, a discussion of relevant cases, extracts from the official published guidance issued, and a draft Reasons for Appeal. This essential handbook for parents of children with special educational needs will also be a key reference for teachers, charities, Local Authority officers, and lawyers in other fields.

Education Law
1. Where are we now? What are the main changes?
2. Identifying Children with Special Educational Needs.
3. The Code of Practice.
4. Duty to Deliver Education/Choice of Schools.
5. Practical Issues in Relation to EHC Plans.
6. Information Required to Prepare a Case/Expert Evidence.
7. Rights of Appeal/Mediation.
8. Further Appeals/Enforcement & Complaints.
25 Common Problems.
10. Reasons for Appeal - Two Examples.
11. Expert Reports - Two Examples.
Appendix 1. The Education Special Educational Needs & Disability Regulations.
Appendix 2. The First Tier Tribunal Procedure Rules.
Appendix 3. List of Cases.