by Douglas Silas, specialist SEN solicitor
Here is my update for this week.
Following last week's very long and detailed update about the recent changes to the law regarding SEN (which I will explain more soon), I have realised this week that I have a lot more detailed than information to provide to you, both of which may have been or may well be a bit of a 'wall of text' for people to read.
So, I have decided this week to try and do things slightly differently by putting the first couple of sections of this update into an animated video that should be easier for people to understand more quickly. Apologies for any mispronunciations!
I hope that this helps people again.
1. What has happened this week?
2. What does this all mean?
It's a really tough one isn't it?
I can see arguments on both sides. I guess though, thankfully, it is not up to people like me to make these very hard decisions and my heart goes out there is who have to wrestle with these kinds of decisions. I genuinely wish you the best if this is you.
3. Where can I find further information?
There isn't really much more that I can say in this update now.
However, as I always like to do at the end of my updates, I would again remind you of the very useful resources and information provided on the following websites:
- Council for Disabled Children
- Special Needs Jungle
I would also highlight again the fact that you can now get digital copies of the magazines: SEN Magazine and Autism Eye which are both very helpful to any parents or professionals involved with children/young people with SEN.
Remember also, that there are other videos on this website, especially the one at the top of this page which explains the coronavirus and its effect clearly to children.
Keep safe until next week.
With best wishes
P.S I understand that there are a number of educational or other useful resources now on the web - I would be very grateful if you could let me know of any that people are finding useful, so that I can direct others to them.
P.P.S. I also want to highlight again the fact that there are currently a lot of scams out there, both online and through texts/WhatsApps. Please be extremely careful and help yourself and others not to become victims. You can learn more at: www.FriendsAgainstScams.org.uk.