June 27, 2022
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, regulation 38(1) provides that:-
‘The following persons may attend the mediation –
- the parties to the mediation;
- any advocate or other supporter that the child’s parent or the young person wishes to attend the mediation;
(e) any other person, with the consent of all of the parties to the mediation, or where there is no such agreement, with the consent of the mediator.’
This means that parents or a young person can bring a friend, advisor or advocate to the mediation. You can bring a legal representative. You can also ask other professionals such as a member of staff from school or college, a health care professional or a social worker etc to attend and provide information.
At Tayntons we can advise you on the best course of action if you are having difficulties with the local authority over your child’s needs. Our team represents parents of children with a range of SEN.
If you would like to speak to our expert SEN law solicitor, Imelda Brennan, call us on 0800 158 4147, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or request a call back and a member of our team will be in touch promptly.