Disagreements, mediation and the SEND Tribunal

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires all local authorities and health commissioner services to provide an independent mediation and dispute resolution service to help when parents/carers, young people, schools, health care services and the local authority cannot agree on how to meet a child or young person’s special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

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  1. Guide for young people aged 16-25 on how to resolve SEND disagreements


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Page last reviewed: 20/02/2024

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