About SEND Advocacy
Your child deserves the chance to achieve their learning potential and the opportunity to thrive in an educational environment that’s right for them. We work with families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to secure the correct provision and education to which they are legally entitled. Together, we can help you access the life-changing support that your child needs to flourish.
“I set up SEND Advocacy to use my professional expertise and personal experience to support families in removing barriers to education for children and young people with SEND. If you are struggling with the SEND system, or want independent and impartial advice, then contact us today”.
Alice holds law degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Toronto. She practiced as a Barrister specialising in civil litigation for almost a decade before focusing on SEND law and practice. She successfully advocated for her eldest son (who is autistic and has ADHD), securing a place at an independent specialist provision.
Alice has considerable experience of supporting parents and carers to navigate the complex SEND system. She has given evidence to committees on SEND issues both locally and nationally and has given talks at the University of Bristol on autism and SEND. She also sits as a Disability Qualified Tribunal Member of the First Tier Tribunal Social Entitlement Chamber (Social Security and Child Support Appeals).
Director: Alice Marshment
We needed support to submit an appeal when our eldest child’s draft EHCP failed to include adequate professional assessments to identify areas of need in communication and sensory processing. Alice provided me with practical and helpful guidance and after speaking with her I felt confident to submit the appeal, which was settled prior to tribunal. Since then, my son has gone on to thrive with a bespoke educational approach which includes speech and language provision that would otherwise have been omitted but has been pivotal to progress in so many aspects of his life.
Lucy – S.Glos