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Disagreement Resolution, Mediation and SEND Tribunals Appeals

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This page explains the routes and options available if you are unhappy with a decision made by Bexley council about your child’s special educational needs and/or disability.

 

If you disagree with a decision about SEN Support, an assessment for an EHC Plan or the contents of the EHC Plan itself, there are a number of ways in which these could be resolved. 

 

 

Bexley Council is committed to involving you closely in the process of assessing your child or young person’s needs and, if appropriate, through the development and agreement of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. Wherever possible, the Council - and its health partners - will try and resolve issues or areas of disagreement. This will be done by meeting and talking with those involved in supporting children and young people with special education needs and disabilities.

Parents, carers, children and young people are able to ask questions and raise any concerns that they may have at any point in the process. 

 

For more information, please refer to the documents and links below including videos from the court service about tribunal appeals.

 

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If i am unhappy, what is involved in the complaints process?

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SEND National Tribunal Appeal Trial

The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a two-year trial. The trial will apply to decisions made or EHC plans issued/amended from 3 April 2018.
For information about the trial, download the document below.
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SEND Tribunal - explaining the process videos - Chapters 1-6

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External Links

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