Making Sense of Special Educational Needs

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Why Choose Education Advocacy?

Education Advocacy offer parents an affordable alternative to specialist education solicitors, charging approximately one third of what those solicitors would charge. 

The Education Advocacy team is headed up by Nigel Pugh, who has 20 years experience supporting parents and children as they go through the Special Educational Needs process. Not only does Nigel have first hand experience as a parent of two children with special educational needs, but he has previously worked within a Local Authority's Parent Partnership Scheme and so has seen the process from both sides.

Education Advocacy are specialists in their field focussing purely on Special Educational Needs Law. We offer a breadth and depth of experience enabling us to quickly ascertain the key points of your case understanding exactly what needs to be done and how.

How We Help You

Legal process and jargon can be confusing and intimidating for parents and so Education Advocacy steer clear of this supporting and informing parents every step of the way with clear, down to earth advice.

Education Advocacy's ethos is to place the needs of the child firmly at the centre of it's work, believing that if the needs of the child are met in full then all parties benefit and most importantly your child takes a step towards reaching their true potential.

Education Advocacy's team of caseworkers are empathetic and offer reassurance and support helping to reduce parents’ anxiety and ensuring you are kept fully informed and in the picture throughout the process - no sleepless nights worrying and no nasty surprises or hidden costs. 

Our Results

You might be reassured to hear that 54% of Education Advocacy’s cases are conceded by Local Authorities before attending Tribunal.  This spares parents the emotional and financial stress of going to Tribunal.

In some circumstances, seeing a case through to tribunal is the only way to achieve what your child needs. If it is necessary to attend Tribunal then Education Advocacy has a 91% success rate.  Although these figures are accurate we cannot guarantee that your case will be successfully resolved.

 

What People Say About Education Advocacy

'The case worker Education Advocacy allocated me is honest, professional, hard working and reliable. I have found them to be an extremely kind, caring and understanding and they have the ability to make me smile and laugh even when it has felt like the whole system is against me. I would recommend ‘Education Advocacy’ to any person who needs help, advice, support or guidance with regards to their own child’s special needs. The most important thing is that they always place the needs of my child first.'
Single Mum, 9 year old daughter, Somerset

'My caseworker at Education Advocacy is always at the end of the phone with a calm and reassuring voice. They have a very good understanding of the whole special needs system and also an excellent knowledge of the law in relation to the provision of suitable education for children with special needs.'
Father, 11 year old son, Wiltshire

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* We do not have a contract with the Legal Aid Agencies and so cannot advise on a case where the client is on Income Support/ Employment Support Allowance. Please refer directly to https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid you will then receive a call back to discuss your case.
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54% of Education Advocacy cases are settled in favour of the parent before attendance at Tribunal. This saves parents the significant emotional trauma and expense of going through a Tribunal hearing.
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Education Advocacy have a 91% success rate with cases that go to tribunal which means your money and emotional investment is likely to pay off ensuring your child benefits from the right educational provision and placement.