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Enquire’s Parents’ Guide

Our easy to read guide explains you and your child’s rights, local authorities’ duties, what to expect at meetings and much more.

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Additional support for learning and disability rights

This factsheet describes the laws affecting children with additional support needs and those with disabilities and what these laws mean for the support your child should receive.

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Additional support for learning: For parents or carers of looked after children

This factsheet explains a looked after child’s right to additional support for learning.

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Early learning and childcare

This factsheet provides information about the services, help and support you can expect if your child has additional support needs and is under 3.

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Choosing a school

This factsheet provides practical information to help you choose the right school for your child.

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Placing requests

This factsheet explains your right to make a placing request and how you can appeal your local authority’s decision if it is turned down.

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Assessment

A handy factsheet summarising all you need to know about assessment.

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Who provides extra support for children’s learning

This factsheet explains the different roles and responsibilities of the professionals who may be supporting your child’s learning.

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Taking part in your child’s education

This factsheet explains what local authorities and schools should do to help parents of children with additional support needs take part in their education.

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Planning children’s and young people’s learning factsheet

This factsheet explains the ways schools can plan your child’s learning, and how you and your child can be involved in this planning.

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Co-ordinated support plans (CSPs)

This factsheet explains the criteria a child must meet before they will be considered for a CSP, how to request a CSP and how to appeal if your request is denied.

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School attendance

There are lots of reasons why a child can’t attend school. This factsheet sets out the law on school attendance, and what happens if your child cannot attend school regularly.

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Exclusion from school

This factsheet explains when a school can exclude a pupil, the procedures the school should follow and how to appeal an exclusion.

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When a child can’t go to school

This factsheet explains children and young people’s rights to education and support while they are absent from school because of ill health or unable to attend school for other reasons.

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Transport to school

This factsheet explains who is entitled to transport to school and outlines the duties and powers local authorities have for providing school transport.

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Resolving disagreements

This factsheet explains how parents and carers can use dispute resolution processes to resolve disagreements with schools and local authorities.  

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Mediation

This factsheet explains how independent mediation can be used to resolve additional support for learning disagreements.

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Section 70 complaint

This factsheet explains what a section 70 complaint is and when and how a parent can make one.

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Resolving disagreements using independent adjudication

This factsheet explains independent adjudication including when and how it should be used.

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Summary: Steps to resolving disagreements

A one-page summary of the steps parents and schools or local authorities can take to avoid and resolve disagreements.

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Education and additional support after 16

This factsheet explains young people’s right to stay on a school and local authorities’ duties to pupils with support needs who are leaving school.

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Summary of duties: Transition timescales

A handy one-page summary of transition timescales and local authority duties for pupils with additional support needs moving or leaving school.

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What’s my role: Healthcare practitioners

A handy guide about additional support for learning for healthcare practitioners.

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What’s my role: Social work practitioners

A handy guide about additional support for learning for social work practitioners.

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Extra support at school: The rights of looked after children

A handy guide about additional support for learning for practioners working with looked after children.

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Enquire parents’ leaflet

A useful reminder of the advice and information Enquire can provide about childrens’ rights to additional support with their learning.

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