KIDS SEND Mediation Service
KIDS SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Mediation service is an independent mediation and disagreement resolution service, which is free of charge for parents/carers and young people.
This service helps to settle disagreements between parents or young people and local authorities (LA’s), schools or other education providers. These disputes are often about the SEND of children and young people, and how best to meet their needs. This includes requests for Education Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments.
If you have had your request for an EHC plan refused, using mediation does not affect your right of appeal to the SENDIST Tribunal. Parents and young people who wish to register an appeal to the Tribunal may do so only after they have contacted an independent mediation adviser to discuss whether mediation might be a suitable way of resolving the disagreement. It is not compulsory to attend mediation however; a certificate must be issued by the mediation advisers which can only be done after the parent or young person has made contact with the mediation team.
Visit the KIDS website for more details.
Who to contact
Where to go
7-9, Elliott's Place
- N1 8HX
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To use this service you or your child can refer yourself, or ask a professional to help refer you.
Last updated: 04 Oct 2018