Additional Learning Needs

Every child or young person with additional learning needs in Wales is entitled to an education that ensures they can achieve the best possible outcome in their learning, future career, and life. With a Statement of Special Educational Needs (Statement), or Individual Development Plan (IDP), a local authority must provide a child or young person with all the support necessary to meet their learning needs.

Unfortunately, many children or young people go without a Statement or IDP or are provided with plans that do not provide the provision they desperately need. We strongly believe that this should not go unchallenged; it puts their education and future quality of life at substantial and needless risk.

There are many ways we can help parents get the right support, including when necessary, appealing to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales (SENTW) or the new Education Tribunal for Wales.

Our specialist education law team are experts in additional learning needs and disability law and have a proven track record of success. We have helped thousands of parents ensure their children get the support they need.

We can support you with:

  • Advice on whether a child or young person may have additional learning needs and/or disabilities
  • Advice on whether the provision in a school is meeting a child or young person’s needs
  • Advice on whether a child or young person requires a Statement or IDP
  • Advising and conducting appeals to the SENTW or Education Tribunal for Wales over a decision not to conduct a statutory assessment
  • Advising and conducting appeals to the SENTW or Education Tribunal for Wales over a decision not to issue a Statement or IDP
  • Advising over the content of a Statement or IDP
  • Advising and conducting appeals to the SENTW or Education Tribunal for Wales over the content of a Statement or IDP
  • Advising and conducting appeals against a decision to cease to maintain a Statement or IDP

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What clients say

"We are so relieved to get C the help she needs. It’s wonderful to know that she will now be given a chance to reach her potential like any other child. You and the team have been absolutely brilliant through the most challenging time of our lives. Thank you."

Mrs W

"A very big thank you to everyone for the part you played in fighting to get what L needs in order to be happy and to help him to achieve his full potential. You were all amazing and there is no way this outcome could have been achieved without you. "

Mr and Mrs F

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