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SEND parents could be receiving wrong information about their right to mediation

Parents and young people could be receiving inaccurate information about their right to mediation when bringing an appeal to the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Tribunal, according to IPSEA. The independent provider of special education advice says that some parent have been incorrectly advised that they do not have a right to mediation if they only want to appeal against the school or other setting named in your education, health and care (EHC) plan (section I). Further reading: What are the new SEND reforms and why do they matter? As local authorities are legally required to issue final amended EHC

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