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Education Appeals

posted 21 Jun 2013, 01:46 by Bexley Mencap

Have you ever lodged an education appeal with the SEND Tribunal or considered lodging one, otherwise known as the First Tier Tribunal or SENDIST?  If you have, we would be very grateful if you would spend 1 to 3 minutes completing a simple survey.  Here is a link directly to the survey 

The questions are multiple choice although you have the option to add more information at the end of the survey. Your answers will be completely anonymous.

Discussions have recently taken place in the House of Commons about the draft Children and Families Bill. This Bill will change the way that children and young people with special educational needs will be supported from 2014. The operation of the SEND or First Tier Tribunal System was the subject of some debate at the scrutiny committee stage in the House of Commons, and, as a result, the Government's Department for Education has suggested that we find out more about parents' and carers' actual experiences of the SEND Tribunal system; both good and bad.