Children’s Commissioner for England

Anne Longfield OBE is the Children’s Commissioner for England.
Her role is to research and advocate for the rights of children especially those in the SEND community.
Her team look into the rights, views and interests of children then that information is used to help create positive outcomes when it comes to to making decisions about their futures.

Bolt Burdon Kemp Solicitors

Bolt Burdon Kemp are a leading national law firm, who pride themselves on their excellent standard of client care. Recommended by the two main guides to the legal profession, their highly empathetic and pro-active specialist solicitors understand not only the devastation that can be caused to a family when a child suffers an injury but also the worries and concerns that you, as a parent, will have about your child’s future and your ability to meet their complex needs. They work closely with charities who specialise in supporting children with disabilities and have developed experience in SEN appeal work to ensure their clients get the funding and education support that they deserve.

The Children’s Law Centre

The Children’s Law Centre offers advice on children’s rights to its members, children and young people in Northern Ireland.

Advicenow

Advicenow provides accessible, accurate information on rights and the law in England and Wales.

Special Educational Consortium

The Special Educational Consortium (SEC) is a group of organisations who protect and promote the right of disabled children and children with special educational needs to a high – quality education which meets their needs. SEC also has a Parliamentary Group that is particularly active during the passage of legislation. The role of the Parliamentary Group is to represent the views of SEC to members of parliament. What do they do? •They provide the SEN and disability sector with a strong and unified voice with which to talk to Government, Parliament and officials. •They provide a forum for the its members to develop their thinking on education policy and set political strategy across the sector. For more information visit the website or ring the number.

Serious Law LLP

A leading nationwide law practice with over 20 years of experience in assisting those who have sustained serious injury, brain injury, cerebral palsy or spinal injury.

Match Solicitors

A niche education law practice.

Match provide a unique service to families who are experiencing concerns with their own or their children’s education.

Douglas Silas Solicitors

Small, niche but nationally acclaimed firm of solicitors specialising exclusively in education and disability, particularly in cases concerning Special Educational Needs.