SEND Advocacy Services
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How SEND Advocacy can help

Expert assistance, affordably priced

 
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SEND Advocacy Services

SEND Advocacy

We provide independent, expert advice and advocacy across all aspects of special educational needs and disability (SEND) law, for children and young people from 0-25yrs.

We offer advice on annual reviews, exclusions, transport, disability discrimination and appeals to and from the SENDIST tribunal. We can also provide representation at tribunal hearings. Below you can find details of our most popular services together with information on our standard costs. We also offer bespoke packages (e.g. drafting Grounds of Appeal)  based on our hourly rate of £100ph.

If you need additional advice or advocacy support that isn’t listed here, contact us for a fee-free consultation.

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Initial Case Review

An expert case review can ensure you present a comprehensive, considered and complete case for your child. We will review all existing information related to your child’s case (please send copies not original documents) and provide written advice specific to your child’s circumstances. Our review will provide detailed feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your case and any existing evidence, consideration of further evidence required and how to obtain it; advice on next steps and the best strategy to adopt when pursuing these. It’s a crucial first step in securing the correct provision for your child and provides you with the information you need to make informed decisions.

£300 - £500

From:

(depending on complexity)

EHCNA Request

An Education and Health Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) is the first step in obtaining an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) for your child. We can help you draft a compelling and comprehensive request to your local authority that gives you the best chance of success. If the request is accepted, the Local Authority will begin the Needs Assessment process. If the request is refused, the contents of the request can be used to form the basis of a Refusal to Assess (RTA) Appeal.

£300 - £600

From:

(depending on complexity)

EHCNA Refusal to Assess Appeal

An EHCNA refusal isn’t the end of the process. We can prepare all necessary documents to submit the appeal, including (but not limited to) reviewing and advising with respect to law, evidence and tactics. We provide continued advice and support throughout the appeal process, including liaising and negotiating with the SENDIST tribunal, school and local authority as appropriate. Attendance at formal mediation is available at additional cost. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

£500 - £750

From:

(depending on complexity)

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EHCP draft review

We will review and provide advice on the quality and enforceability of a draft EHCP. We pay special attention to sections B (Educational Needs), F (Educational Provision) and I (Placement). Our review can also include section C (Health Needs) and G (Health Provision) and D (Social Care Needs) and H (Social Care Provision) if required.

From:

£300 - £600

(depending on complexity)

EHCP Refusal to Issue Appeal

If your EHCP is refused, we can prepare all documents required for your appeal, as well as advising on the law and making recommendations as to evidence and tactics. You’ll benefit from professional advice and support throughout the appeal process, including liaising and negotiating with the SENDIST tribunal, witnesses and the local authority as appropriate. Attendance at tribunal hearing is charged separately at £1,250 per day pro rata.

From:

£750 - £1,500

(depending on complexity)

EHCP Content Appeal (B/F/I)

We can prepare all documents required to submit the appeal, including (but not limited to), reviewing and advising with respect to law, evidence and tactics, and advising on and amending the Working Document. Continued advice and support throughout the appeal process, including liaising and negotiating with the SENDIST tribunal, school(s), witnesses and the local authority as appropriate, up to the Final Evidence Deadline. For work after the Final Evidence Deadline including attendance at tribunal hearing is charged separately at £1,250 per day pro rata. We do not offer attendance at tribunal except for existing clients or those previously in receipt of Legal Help. Additional costs may apply to appeals involving health and/or social care aspects.

From:

£1,750 - £2,500

(depending on complexity)

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All SEND Advocacy Services

  • Annual Reviews
  • Transport
  • Exclusions
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Appeals from the SENDIST tribunal
  • Representation at SENDIST Appeals for Legal Help Clients

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Parent feedback

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