Special Educational Needs (SEN)
This document contains information about how the Local Education Authority is:
- Promoting high standards of education for children with Special Education Needs (SEN).
- Encouraging children with SEN to take a full part in their schools and communities.
- Encouraging children with SEN to make decisions and choices about their education.
- Helping schools to share good practice.
- Working with voluntary bodies to provide support for children with SEN.
Pupil’s Right to Appeal
Children and Young Persons living in Wales have the right to:
- Appeal certain decisions made by their local authority about their special educational needs.
- Bring a claim about disability discrimination against schools. The appeal and claim rights are identical to those that already exist for parents/carers.
This does not affect the parental right to make an appeal and claim. It simply means that children now have the same rights as their parents/carers to make their own appeal and claim.
The law recognises that not all children will feel sufficiently able to make an appeal or claim. In this situation a Case Friend can act on behalf of a child to make an appeal or claim to SENTW.
Information from SENTW for young people, parents/carers and case friends can be found in guidance booklets that can be downloaded by following this link to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales website: