Our webinar earlier this week in the wake of our #ProvisionDenied report was hugely informative and we'd like to say a massive thank you to our panel of SEND legal experts - public law barristers Steve Broach (39 Essex Chambers) who chaired the webinar, and Alice Irving (Doughty Street Chambers), our own legal columnist, SEN solicitor Hayley Mason (SEN Legal), and legal aid solicitor, Gregg Burrough (Coram Children's Legal Centre). Your time and expertise are so very much appreciated by us and I'm sure, by everyone who attended and who will watch this video and read the slides and answers.
I've collated all the questions that were answered by text during the event and the outstanding questions that weren't answered during the session have been answered now by the panel in their own time - so many thanks for this as well.
If you couldn't attend, or want to catch up with the questions, everything is below.
- PDF of the questions answered in the chat, PLUS answers to questions that the panel have taken time to reply to since the webinar
Slides from Alice Irving
Alice produced some excellent slides to explain the legal position, which she has kindly share with us. They're embedded below. If you can't see them, find them here
Questions answered in the chat and later
The panel answered many questions in the chat, so we've collated and formatted as many of these as possible. There are also some questions that didn't receive an answer for time reasons that the lawyers have taken the time to answer since.
They are all contained in the PDF linked here and also embedded below. If you would like to donate to help keep SNJ online (we are volunteers, but secure hosting is funded by donations) you can do so here
- SNJ’s 10-point “Grab & Go” version of the DfE’s Back-to-School Guidance for SEND learners
- Ombudsman responds to our #ProvisionDenied report with news of a COVID team
- Provision denied: Children with SEND have had their needs and education “pushed to one side, for the convenience of the majority.”
- Ofsted: Two-thirds of disabled children “disengaged” from remote learning, while less than half of schools offer extra help
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