“A free SEND legal advice clinic to guide you through the jungle”
When you find yourself at the start - or even stuck in the middle - of trying to secure the support your child with special educational needs requires, it can seem you've been dropped into the middle of a dense jungle.
You can find free, personalised advice, from the Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IASS) that is the duty of the LA to provide at arms-length, or from IPSEA, SOSSEN, and Contact. You can also find much information on this site, although we are not a support service. All these services are very busy, given the mess SEND is in.
But did you know there is another free source of advice? The Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre, run by Queen Mary University London, has launched a small specialist clinic for families struggling with getting SEND advice. Barrister, Frances Ridout, who is Director of the Legal Advice Centre (CLE) is here to tell you all about it and how you can use the service.
Posted by: Anna and the JWeb Team